Theater Minor

Students acting in a play.

Program Description 

Adding a minor in theatre arts to a Rockhurst University degree can be a highly valuable educational decision. While the minor has an emphasis on performing arts, courses in technical theatre elements, direction and script analysis combine to add a well-rounded perspective to a related degree.

Learning Outcomes 

  • Theatre arts students will be familiar with all elements of theatre, including technical, writing, analysis, and performance
  • Students who add a theatre arts minor to their degree will demonstrate skills in public speaking and performance

Prospective Students 

Current Students 


The theatre arts minor is committed to a broad-based, liberal arts approach that combines knowledge and experiential learning in order to develop the student’s abilities to think creatively, critically, and collaboratively. Students in the theatre arts minor will have the opportunity to be part of the Rockhurst Players, who present four shows per academic year.


  • Graduates who add a minor in theatre to certain degrees open themselves up to career paths such as theatre and artist management
  • Theatre arts minors are especially valuable in academic and educational professions
  • The skills gained through a theatre arts minor can increase hiring desirability in many industries