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Minor In Devised Theatre

The 18 credit hour minor in Devised Theatre provides the essential skills in devising and the collective creation of original works of theatre. The minor is open to those interested in theatrical performance, design and production, and does not require previous experience in theatre.


Devised theatre decenters the text in theatrical performance-making, to embrace the collective efforts of an ensemble of artists, and challenge entrenched hierarchies in traditional forms of theatrical production. Artists at the forefront of theatre and performance are increasingly turning to methods of collective creation and devising to generate new works. This minor introduces the form, trains students to work with a variety of sources, surveys multiple devising methods, and includes a studio course in which students collaborate to create original performances. In addition, students may take courses in acting, design, music composition and other areas to expand the repertoire of skills they may draw on to make theatrical performances. 

Four (4) Required Courses, 12 Credit Hours

PERF 103Introduction to Devised Theatre3
PERF 300Dramaturgy3
PERF 303Creating Performance3
PERF 304Devised Theatre Studio3

Two (2) Elective Courses, 6 Credit Hours

PERF 210Physical Acting3
PERF 235Introduction to Composition3
PERF 245Critical Design Studies3
PERF 308Stage Management and Arts Administration3
PERF 333Movement in Performance Studies3
PERF 338Performing Communities3
PERF 345Advanced Composition3
PERF 402/FILM 402Intermedia Performance3
PERF 446Design as Performance3


Minimum of 6 hours at 300 to 400 level.

Minimum 2.7 GPA.


To declare a minor in Devised Theatre, please email Johnna Lee at