This minor is offered jointly with the College of Visual and Performing Arts (School of Theater).

This minor, available to all Mason undergraduate students, offers the opportunity to study special event management and event technologies, design and production for installations and special events. Students will gain insights into industry standards and practices regarding planning, managing, and executing live events and presentations. The required courses in this minor provide students with a foundational overview of management and production. Students can complement that knowledge with specific electives that meet their individual interests in events and areas of design and technology.


University policy states that students must earn 8 distinct credits that are not used for their major toward their minor, with a minimum grade of 2.00 earned in all courses applied to the minor. For policies governing all minors, see AP.5.3.4 Minors.

Banner Code: EVTP

Minor Requirements

Total credits: 18


THR 230Fundamentals of Production (Mason Core)3
THR 313Event Technical Production3
or TOUR 313 Event Technical Production
TOUR 220Introduction to Event Management3
TOUR 355Event Logistics3
Select 6 credits from the following:6
Stage Management
Lighting Stagecraft
Sound Engineering
Scenic Design
Technical Direction
Costume Technology
Event Implementation and Evaluation
Program Planning and Evaluation
Advanced Sound Engineering
Special Topics in Theater
Advanced Practicum
Or other course by permission of Director.
Total Credits18