Performing Arts Minor

Required Courses for the Performing Arts Minor

The performing arts minor is an 18 semester credit hour program.

A student must successfully complete, at Fontbonne, a minimum of 50 percent of the credit hours required for the minor.

In addition to the listed courses, a student must also complete an additional 300 or 400 level performing arts (PER) course.

  • PER 101

    Theatre Appreciation

    3 credits

    An introduction to an awareness and appreciation of the
    arts of the theatre and to an understanding of the play as a
    literary form as well as a theatrical experience. Open to
    all students.

  • PER 111

    Performance Techniques

    3 credits

    Through creative drama exercises, students will develop
    the tools of acting (concentration, observation, emotional
    recall, rhythm, sense memory, and characterization).
    These tools will be used in the development of characters
    and the presentations of both improvised and scripted
    scenes. Students will also develop physical and vocal skills
    necessary for performers. Open to all students.

  • PER 121


    3 credits

    An introduction to backstage organization, scenic
    construction, lighting, painting, and all related areas
    involved in the physical mounting of a theatrical
    production. Lecture and lab experience. Open to all

  • PER 212

    Oral Interpretation of Literature

    3 credits

    An introduction to the oral communication of various
    forms of fiction and non-fiction for the solo performer.
    Analysis of the literary work in preparation for
    performance, with emphasis on the development of
    specific delivery skills in interpretive reading. Open to all

  • PER 314

    Multicultural Experiences in Performance

    3 credits

    An examination of various acts of performance as a way
    of understanding and knowing the human experience.
    Includes the study of personal narrative, storytelling, folk
    legends, ritual, ethnography, ethnicity, and an
    investigation of performance art. Open to all.

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