Dramatic Art Minor

The study of dramatic art focuses on dramatic texts of the classical and modern periods from across the globe and introduces the student to the variety of artistic endeavors necessary to realize the text in theatrical performance.

Requirements 

In addition to the program requirements listed below, students must:

  • take at least nine hours of their minor "core" requirements at UNC–Chapel Hill
  • earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.000 in the minor core requirements. Some programs may require higher standards for minor or specific courses.

For more information, please consult the degree requirements section of the catalog.

The minor in dramatic art consists of four or five courses, depending on the concentration:

Dramaturgy

Core Requirements
DRAM 120IDEAs in Action General Education logo Play Analysis H, F3
DRAM 220IDEAs in Action General Education logo Theatre Histories3
Three courses chosen from:9
IDEAs in Action General Education logo Theatre History and Literature I
IDEAs in Action General Education logo Theatre History and Literature II
IDEAs in Action General Education logo Theatre History and Literature III
Studies in Dramatic Theory and Criticism H
IDEAs in Action General Education logo Modern British Drama H
Modern Irish Drama
IDEAs in Action General Education logo African American Theatre
IDEAs in Action General Education logo Theatre for Social Change
Contemporary Irish Drama H
Re-Playing Shakespeare in East Asia
IDEAs in Action General Education logo "Corner of the Sky": The American Musical
Arts Criticism
African American Women in Theatre
African Women in Theatre
IDEAs in Action General Education logo Latin American Theatre
IDEAs in Action General Education logo United States Latino/a Theatre
Carnivals and Festivals of the African Diaspora
Performing African American History
African American Theatre: Exploring Legacy and Contemporary Voices
IDEAs in Action General Education logo Hindi-Urdu Poetry in Performance
IDEAs in Action General Education logo The Story of Rama in India
IDEAs in Action General Education logo The Story of Rama in Indian Culture--Experiential
IDEAs in Action General Education logo The Mahabharata: Remembered and Reimagined--Experiential
IDEAs in Action General Education logo Chinese Traditional Theater
Total Hours15
H

Honors version available. An honors course fulfills the same requirements as the nonhonors version of that course. Enrollment and GPA restrictions may apply.

F

FY-Launch class sections may be available. A FY-Launch section fulfills the same requirements as a standard section of that course, but also fulfills the FY-SEMINAR/FY-LAUNCH First-Year Foundations requirement. Students can search for FY-Launch sections in ConnectCarolina using the FY-LAUNCH attribute.

Theatrical Design

Core Requirements
DRAM 120IDEAs in Action General Education logo Play Analysis H, F3
DRAM 220IDEAs in Action General Education logo Theatre Histories3
Three courses chosen from:9
IDEAs in Action General Education logo Stage Makeup
IDEAs in Action General Education logo Introduction to Theatrical Design
Period Styles for the Theatre
IDEAs in Action General Education logo Sound Design
IDEAs in Action General Education logo Scene Design
IDEAs in Action General Education logo Costume Design I
IDEAs in Action General Education logo Lighting Design I
Survey of Costume History H
Costume History: Africa, Asia, and Arabia H
Period Styles for Production
Advanced Scene Design
Costume Design II
Total Hours15
H

Honors version available. An honors course fulfills the same requirements as the nonhonors version of that course. Enrollment and GPA restrictions may apply.

F

FY-Launch class sections may be available. A FY-Launch section fulfills the same requirements as a standard section of that course, but also fulfills the FY-SEMINAR/FY-LAUNCH First-Year Foundations requirement. Students can search for FY-Launch sections in ConnectCarolina using the FY-LAUNCH attribute.

Theatrical Production

Core Requirements
DRAM 191IDEAs in Action General Education logo Technical Methods: Scenery (related to area of concentration)3
or DRAM 192 IDEAs in Action General Education logo Technical Methods: Costume
Three courses chosen from:9
IDEAs in Action General Education logo Production Practicum
IDEAs in Action General Education logo Introduction to Theatrical Design
IDEAs in Action General Education logo Stage Management
IDEAs in Action General Education logo Sound Design
IDEAs in Action General Education logo Scene Design
IDEAs in Action General Education logo Costume Design I
IDEAs in Action General Education logo Lighting Design I
Costume Construction I
Costume Construction II
Costume Design II
Costume Production I: Couture Methods
Total Hours12

Theatre Management

Core Requirements
DRAM 193IDEAs in Action General Education logo Production Practicum (related to area of concentration)3
DRAM 279Introduction to Theatre Management3
DRAM 491Issues in Arts Management3
DRAM 493IDEAs in Action General Education logo Theatre Management3
Students pursuing the theatre management concentration are strongly encouraged to complete a fifth elective course chosen from:
IDEAs in Action General Education logo Introduction to Economics H, F
IDEAs in Action General Education logo Leading and Managing: An Introduction to Organizational Behavior
Marketing
Total Hours12
H

Honors version available. An honors course fulfills the same requirements as the nonhonors version of that course. Enrollment and GPA restrictions may apply.

F

FY-Launch class sections may be available. A FY-Launch section fulfills the same requirements as a standard section of that course, but also fulfills the FY-SEMINAR/FY-LAUNCH First-Year Foundations requirement. Students can search for FY-Launch sections in ConnectCarolina using the FY-LAUNCH attribute.

Department of Dramatic Art

Visit Program Website

Center for Dramatic Art, CB# 3230

(919) 962-1132

Chair

Adam N. Versényi

Director of Undergraduate Studies

David Navalinsky

dbnav@email.unc.edu