The Minor in Theatre Arts is a great foundation in directing and performing arts with a choice of four additional courses from any of the Theatre courses in the higher levels.


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Studying abroad

Whether you’re studying in another country, or studying here at the university in London, with Richmond University you have the opportunity to study abroad. That could mean trying out university in London for a semester to a year, studying overseas at any of our partner locations across the world, or taking part in a world internship – designed to give you the experience you need to complement your programme.


We offer career support and advice throughout your studies (through the Careers & Internships Office), doing everything we can to make sure you stand out from the crowd when you graduate. Just by taking part in a liberal arts degree, you’re learning a wealth of transferable skills, including learning to adapt to the working climate – essential criteria employers look for. You could also benefit from work experiences and internships as part of your programme; giving you an extra advantage at the start of your career.

Post graduation

  • Acting
  • Directing
  • Stage management
  • Costume and set design
  • Screenplay writing
  • Theatre critic

Programme Structure

Minor requirements – US Credits 18 – UK Credits 72

This course introduces student to the basic principles of breathing, relaxation, vocal techniques and the oral interpretations of play texts and poetry. Students will explore the fundamentals of speaking in front of an audience. Drama games, storytelling, role-playing, playwriting and improvisation are used to explore the basic tenets of performance, with a specific focus on training the actor’s voice for performance.

Introduces students to the principles of directing and visual interpretation for the stage. The fundamentals of stage focus are closely examined, along with the natural areas of visual strength in blocking/staging and communicating with actors. Communication techniques for audiences through stage pictures and composition are evaluated and the underlying principles of the relationships between actor and director and the relationships between characters are examined. The course is a practical one: students work on exercises and progress to practical directing sessions of short assigned scenes, then onto the final chosen scene to be presented to an audience.

plus any four additional THR courses at Levels 5 or 6

Undergraduate Prospectus