Recommended Academic Plan for Bachelor of Arts in Theatre (THRBA) Dance Performance Option (DNPER) (120 min. credits)

Effective FALL 2012 (last Senate update)

Semester 1

Course DetailsCredits
THEA 001S First-Year Seminar: Theatre Production PracticesNotes for: THEA 001S

THEA 001S

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1
THEA 100 (GA;US;IL) The Art of the TheatreNotes for: THEA 100

THEA 100

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or THEA 105 (GA) Introduction to TheatreNotes for: THEA 105

THEA 105

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
DANCE 361 (GA) Intermediate Modern Dance INotes for: DANCE 361

DANCE 361

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1.5
Music/ArtH/InArt/Art (GA)/Dance (GHA)Notes for: Additional Courses

Additional Courses

Students must complete 3 credits in each discipline
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
ENGL 015 (GWS) Rhetoric and Composition

ENGL 015

or ENGL 030 (GWS) Honors Freshman Composition

ENGL 030

3
Foreign Language

Foreign Language

4
Total credits 15.5

Semester 2

Course DetailsCredits
THEA 289 Theatre Production PracticumNotes for: THEA 289

THEA 289

Students who do not complete THEA 289 in this semester will not be allowed to audition for any SoT productions the following semester.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1
THEA 102 Fundamentals of ActingNotes for: THEA 102

THEA 102

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or THEA 120 Fundamental of Acting INotes for: THEA 120

THEA 120

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
DANCE 362 Intermediate Modern Dance IINotes for: DANCE 362

DANCE 362

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1.5
DANCE 170 (GHA) Conditioning for DancersNotes for: DANCE 170

DANCE 170

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
1.5
Music/ArtH/InArt/Art (GA)Notes for: GA

GA

Students must complete 3 credits in each discipline
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Foreign Language (4)

Foreign Language

or Quantification (GQ) (3)

Quantification (GQ)

3-4
Total credits 13-14

Semester 3

Course DetailsCredits
THEA 401Y (IL) Theatre History I: Ancient to 1700 Notes for: THEA 401Y

THEA 401Y

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
DANCE 361 (GA) Intermediate Modern Dance INotes for: DANCE 361

DANCE 361

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1.5
DANCE- SupportingNotes for: DANCE

DANCE

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1.5
DANCE 270 (GHA) Introduction to Bartenieff Fundamentals Notes for: DANCE 270

DANCE 270

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Other Cultures

Other Cultures

3
Foreign Language (4)

Foreign Language

or Quantification (GQ) (3)

Quantification (GQ)

3-4
Total credits 15-16

Semester 4

Course DetailsCredits
DANCE 362 (GA) Intermediate Modern Dance IINotes for: DANCE 362

DANCE 362

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1.5
DANCE 485 Contemporary Dance RepertoryNotes for: DANCE 485

DANCE 485

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1
DANCE - SupportingNotes for: DANCE Supporting

DANCE Supporting

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1.5
DANCE - SupportingNotes for: Dance Supporting

Dance Supporting

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1.5
Music/ArtH/InArt/Art(GA)/Dance(GHA)Notes for: Supporting Courses

Supporting Courses

Students must complete 3 credits in each discipline
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Social& Behavioral Sciences

Social & Behavioral Sciences

3
Total credits 14.5

Semester 5

Course DetailsCredits
DANCE 484 (US;IL) Dance HistoryNotes for: DANCE 484

DANCE 484

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
DANCE 461 Advanced Modern Dance INotes for: DANCE 461

DANCE 461

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1.5
Music/ArtH/InArt/Art (GA)Notes for: Required Supporting course

Required Supporting course

Students must complete 3 credits in each discipline
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
BA Course (Any Subject)

BA Course

3
Natural Sciences (GN)

Natural Sciences (GN)

3
CAS 100, Effective Speech (GWS)

CAS 100 (GWS)

3
Total credits 16.5

Semester 6

Course DetailsCredits
DANCE 462 Advanced Modern Dance IINotes for: DANCE 462

DANCE 462

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1.5
DANCE- SupportingNotes for: Supporting DANCE

Supporting DANCE

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1.5
BA Course (Any Subject)

BA Course

3
Music/ArtH/InArt/Art (GA)Notes for: Additional Required Courses

Additional Required Courses

Students must complete 3 credits in each discipline
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Social & Behavioral Sciences (GS)

Social & Behavioral Sciences (GS)

3
Natural Sciences (GN)

Natural Sciences (GN)

3
Total credits 15

Semester 7

Course DetailsCredits
DANCE 461 Advanced Modern Dance INotes for: DANCE 461

DANCE 461

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1.5
DANCE - SupportingNotes for: Supporting DANCE

Supporting DANCE

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1.5
DANCE - SupportingNotes for: Supporting DANCE

Supporting DANCE

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1
Humanities (GH)

Humanities (GH)

3
Elective

Elective

or Quantification (GQ)

Quantification (GQ)

3
ENGL 202

ENGL 202

3
BA Course (Any Subject)

BA Course (Any Subject)

3
Total credits 16

Semester 8

Course DetailsCredits
DANCE 485 Contemporary Dance RepertoryNotes for: DANCE 485

DANCE 485

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1
DANCE - SupportingNotes for: DANCE Supporting

DANCE Supporting

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1.5
Elective

Elective

or Quantification (GQ)

Quantification (GQ)

3
Natural Sciences (GN)

Natural Sciences (GN)

3
Humanities (GH)

Humanities (GH)

3
Elective

Elective

3
Total credits 12.5

Additional Notes

Total major minimum credits required:  120

  • GWS, GHA, GQ, GN, GA, GH, and GS are codes used to identify General Education requirements.
  • US, IL, and US;IL are codes used to designate courses that satisfy University United States/International Cultures requirements.
  • W is the code used to designate courses that satisfy University Writing Across the Curriculum requirement.

Program Notes:  

Semesters that list Music/ArtH/InArt/Art(GA)/Dance(GHA)- students must complete 3 credits in each discipline.

Semester 2:  Students who do not complete THEA 289 in this semester will not be allowed to audition for any SoT productions the following semester.

+Effective Fall 2012, all incoming Schreyer Honors College freshmen at University Park will take ENGL/CAS 137H in the fall semester and ENGL/CAS 138T in the spring semester. These courses carry GWS designation and replace both ENGL 030 and CAS 100. Each course is 3 credits. At the discretion of the college, ENGL/CAS 138T satisfies the first-year seminar requirement.

Change of Major Requirements:  http://artsandarchitecture.psu.edu/howtoapply/theatre

Legend

# Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.
* Course requires a grade of 'C' or better.
† Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.

Footnotes

Additional Courses
Students must complete 3 credits in each discipline
THEA 289
Students who do not complete THEA 289 in this semester will not be allowed to audition for any SoT productions the following semester.
GA
Students must complete 3 credits in each discipline
Supporting Courses
Students must complete 3 credits in each discipline
Required Supporting course
Students must complete 3 credits in each discipline
Additional Required Courses
Students must complete 3 credits in each discipline