Western Michigan University's theatre minor is a general curriculum intended to complement a student’s major degree of study. Students interested in this minor should have a clear understanding of how the study of theatre would serve their career goals and be prepared to write about that in an essay for acceptance into the program. Students auditioning or interviewing for a theatre major cannot apply for a theatre minor. One completed semester at WMU is required for consideration. The program requires the completion of 18 credit hours in theatre.
Admission into WMU’s theatre minor program is a multi-step process. You must apply to the University and also to the Department of Theatre.
Students wishing to be considered for acceptance into the theatre minor must have an established major for which training in theatre is beneficial. Applicants must write a short essay and email it to the academic advisor in the Department of Theatre, Debra Gambino. Please include at the top of the page the following information: your name; your email; your phone number; your major at WMU; your year of study at WMU. Applications are accepted from January 15 through March 15 for entry into the program the following fall.
Your essay must include a clear explanation of how the study of theatre is important to your career goals. Please also email to us an unofficial copy of your WMU transcript.
For further information on Department of Theatre majors or the minor, email Debra Gambino, academic advisor.