Minor in Global Theatre & Ethnic Studies

Department of Theatre & Drama

The Department of Theatre & Drama offers a minor to eligible U-M students (in SMTD, LSA, Art & Design, Residential College) who seek global and diverse perspectives on performance. For SMTD students, the minor builds upon traditional arts training and enhances job prospects in an increasingly interdependent cultural economy. For non-SMTD students, the minor provides experiences in performance practice, playmaking, and theatre studies.


The Minor in Global Theatre & Ethnic Studies requires a minimum of 15 credits.  Click here for the full curriculum.

How To Apply

Interested students should email Professor Mbala Nkanga to ask about applying to the Minor in Global Theatre & Ethnic Studies.

Please send inquiries regarding the SMTD application process to To learn more about SMTD, sign up for an Information Session.


Christianne Myers Interim Chair, costume design
Daniel Cantor acting, directing
José Casas playwriting
Antonio Cuyler arts management
Antonio Disla performance, African-American drama
Jess Fialko production and lighting
Dipu Gupta digital media
Jake Hooker theatre history, community engagement
Amy E. Hughes theatre history
Holly Hughes performance art
Foster Johns voice and speech, acting
Kevin Judge scenic design
Tzveta Kassabova movement
Priscilla Lindsay acting, directing
Ashley Lucas, theatre for social change
Rob Murphy scenic and lighting design
Mbala Nkanga world performance, theatre studies
Sarah M. Oliver costume technology and design
Geoff Packard acting, directing, playwriting
Emilio Rodriquez playwriting
Ari Solotoff arts management
Christina Traister acting, stage combat
Malcolm Tulip acting, directing, movement
Nancy Uffner stage management
Christopher Vergara resident designer
Samantha White  arts management, guest director


Toni Auletti scenic painting
Enoch Brater dramatic literature
Laura Brinker, costumes
Patrick Drone properties
Douglas Edwards technical theatre
Andy Kirshner Interarts performance
Petra Kuppers performance studies
Jeffrey Kuras arts management
Richard Lindsay technical theatre
Henry Reynolds sound design

The School of Music, Theatre & Dance teaches you to be a great human being…where, every day, you are surrounded by other artists who inspire you.

James Wolk, BFA ’07 (acting) TV: Mad Men, Happy Endings, Political Animals, Shameless, and The Crazy Ones