Caine College of the Arts
Department of Theatre Arts
The General Theatre Studies Minor is designed to serve students who have experience in theatre and a strong interest in remaining actively involved, but do not have the time to commit to a theatre major. A limited number of minors are accepted each year, so early application is advised.
Admission into the Department of Theatre Arts General Studies Minor requires a 2.75 GPA and a separate application and interview with the department head. Acceptance is competitive and not guaranteed.
Annual Reviews are held for each minor student to determine satisfactory progress. These reviews determine if students will: (A) continue in the program (to continue, students must have demonstrated satisfactory progress and met the appropriate benchmarks); (B) be placed on programmatic probation (if a student fails to meet all benchmarks or has not made satisfactory progress, but in the opinion of the faculty has the potential to recover and meet the requirement within one semester's time, they may be placed on probation); (C) be discontinued from the program (if a student currently on probation fails to meet requirements within the specified time, or if their conduct is such that the faculty do not have confidence that the student will be able to meet requirements, even during a probationary period).