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Communication Studies

Minor in Communication Studies: Theatre

The minor in Theatre provides knowledge and skills for teaching and lays the basis for further study in acting, theatre directing, youth theatre, and playwriting. Communication Studies course work assists students in enhancing such competencies as critical inquiry, problem solving, media and message design, oral performance, relational interaction, and cultural communication. 

A minor in Theatre (COMM) requires satisfactory completion of the following requirements:

  • completion of properly distributed credit hour requirements for the baccalaureate degree in effect when the student was admitted to their home school,
  • completion of 15 credit hours in the minor, with a minimum grade of C in each course,
  • 9 credits must be completed at IUPUI, 6 credits must be 300/400 level
  • COMM-R 110 may not count towards this minor
  • to declare the minor, complete the School of Liberal Arts online declaration form: https://liberalarts.iupui.edu/admissions/declare-major.html
  • Communication Studies majors cannot complete this minor.

Minor Requirements:

  • COMM-T 130: Introduction to Theatre (3 cr.)

12 additional credit hours elected from the following:

  • Any COMM-T course
  • COMM-G 391: Seminar (1-3 cr.) (with Department approval)
  • COMM-G 300: Independent Study (1-8 cr.) (with Department approval)

Accelerated Second Degree: The Liberal Arts baccalaureate competencies are waived for undergraduate students whose first major is outside the School of Liberal Arts and whose second major is a Bachelor of Arts degree from the IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI. Students are only required to complete the courses in their major of choice in Liberal Arts. The IUPUI General Education Core or the Indiana transferable general education core must be successfully completed. Students must complete the degree outside Liberal Arts in order to have the Liberal Arts baccalaureate competencies waived for degree completion. The Liberal Arts baccalaureate competencies are only waived for students who actively pursue and complete another degree program outside of Liberal Arts.