This four course minor is designed for students with an interest in dramatic writing and storytelling for stage and screen. Connecting the study of significant plays and genres of drama with creative writing, you may select a personalized path of study to explore a range of diverse and innovative plays, playwrights, dramatic theories, forms, and movements. The Playwriting Minor combines courses from the Department of Theatre with additional choices from English, Communication Studies, and Media and Screen Studies. One course may double count with a theatre major.

For more information about NU Core requirements, course descriptions, and additional information see the Northeastern University catalog, maintained by the Registrar.

Required Courses

4 courses = 16 SH

Complete the following: (8 SH)

THTR 1101           Introduction to Theatre (4 SH)

THTR 2330         Playwriting (4 SH)

Choose two (8 SH):

ENGL 1600          Introduction to Shakespeare (4 SH)

COMM 1511         Communication and Storytelling (4 SH) 

THTR 1220          African-American Theatre (4 SH)

THTR 2300         Classics of Global Theatre (4 SH)

THTR 2315          Rebels of Modern Drama (4 SH)

THTR 2320         American Drama (4 SH)

THTR 2325         From Script to Stage (4 SH)

THTR 2335         Boston Theatre Experience (4 SH)

THTR 2400        Theatre and Society (4 SH)

THTR 2500        Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Women and Theatre
                              (cross-listed with WGSS, 4 SH)

THTR 3100        Creative Storytelling for Social Engagement

THTR 3200        Queer Theatre and Performance
                              (cross-listed with WGSS, 4 SH)

THTR 3300        Devised Theatre Project: Collaborative Performance

CINE 3389         Screenwriting (4 SH)