Minors

Minors are an excellent way to supplement your academic studies, explore an interest or passion, deepen your knowledge base, and develop a distinctive set of tools that can help you define a tangible career path. At CAMD, we actively seek ways to break the traditional, discipline-specific relationship between minors and majors. Every year, we create new minors that are strategically designed to cultivate complementary and interdisciplinary skill sets—so you can forge your own path.

This program of study has grown from steadily increasing student enthusiasm in fashion history and costume design courses offered by the Department of Theatre.  The primary focus of this new minor is on the context, culture, and practices of the fashion industry.  This minor will appeal to students whose interests lie in fashion marketing, fashion journalism, fashion photography and fashion and textile technology.

 

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The musical theatre minor is designed for students interested in acquiring foundational skills in musical theatre performance and exploring the culture and development of the musical form.

 

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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.

 

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Whether you are speaking at a meeting, engaging an audience, pitching a new idea, or energizing your team, effective presentation skills are essential to professional success. This dynamic, interdisciplinary minor is designed to help you become a more confident, creative, and compelling communicator. Uniting the acting training of theatre with practical techniques of communications studies, develop an individualized course of study that will empower your voice and speech, cultivate your “on stage” persona, and develop high impact presentation skills to enhance your career prospects.

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Minors may be interested in becoming professional theatre artists or looking for creative inspiration or enhancing their communication skills.

 

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This four course minor is designed to cultivate 21st century citizens who are capable of engaging with cultural and social problems through drama, theatre, and performance activities that encourage progressive social change.  It helps to prepare you for the challenges of world citizenship by developing theoretical, historical, and contextual knowledge alongside the technical skills to express diverse social issues by making narratives, theatre, and performances.

 

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This minor is intended for students with an interest in design as the collaborative art of transforming ideas into images which support live performance; design as an expression of human experience; design as a method of inquiry and problem solving.

 

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