The Undergraduate Program in Theatre Arts & Studies has moved offices to Krieger G20 during the construction for the new student center. Most classes will be held in our new Acting Studio in Krieger 103. All productions will continue to be in the John Astin Theatre in Merrick Barn.

You can find courses by semester on our courses page.


The minor in theatre arts and studies requires a total of 21 credits. Courses taken at another institution that are not directly equivalent to a JHU course may not apply towards the minor without permission of the Director of Undergraduate Studies.

The courses must be taken for letter grades and receive a grade of C- or higher. The required courses are:

  • AS.225.100 Introduction to Theatre OR AS.225.300 Contemporary Theatre & Film
  • AS.225.301 Acting I
  • AS.225.302 Acting II
  • AS.220.105 Fiction Poetry Writing I
  • One theatre history course*
  • One drama course in other program**
  • One additional theatre course***

*Current options include: AS.225.328 The Existential Drama: Philosophy and Theatre of the Absurd and AS.225.345 History of Modern Theatre & Drama. Students may speak to the director of undergraduate studies about other options.

**Courses are identified by the POS-Tag THEA-DRAMA. Alternatively, another theatre history course from within the program (not counted toward another requirement) may apply toward this requirement with permission of the director of undergraduate studies.

***This course may be an acting, theatre production, playwriting, or theatre history course.