The minor in theatre at Illinois State University allows students who may have a passion for the stage, show production, or simply theatre in general to supplement their major through taking classes in the School of Theatre and Dance.
Why Study Theatre?
Theatre is performed everywhere – on Broadway in New York City, in shows that travel around the country, in professional regional theaters in large cities, in community theaters in small towns, in school or even in the streets. People who have trained in theatre may also have the opportunity to work in movies and on television. There are additional professional jobs beyond being an actor; usually a theatre or movie production consists of a few actors and many backstage production personnel. A theatre minor provides the background for all such jobs.
Applications for the theatre minor are always being accepted.
The Minor in Film Studies is designed for students who are majoring in another field, but wish to do some concentrated work in film studies. The 18-credit (6 courses) program provides students with a broad introduction to the field of film studies, including film history, genre, international cinema, and the creative process of filmmaking.
Why Study Film Studies?
Film Studies encourages students to discover and examine film as an artistic and creative cultural artifact. The minor complements many areas of study, especially those majors which emphasize critical thinking and media and cultural studies. This program prepares students with fundamental knowledge to enter careers in the media, cultural and creative industries or to pursue film or visual cultural studies at a graduate level.