Recommended Academic Plan for Bachelor of Arts in Theatre (THRBA) Theatre Performance Option (THPER) (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
THEA 102 (GA) Fundamentals of ActingNotes for: THEA 102

THEA 102

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

THEA 120

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Foreign Language

Foreign Language

4
ENGLISH 015 (GWS) Rhetoric and Composition

ENGL 015

or ENGLISH 030+ (GWS) Honors Freshman Composition

ENGL 030

3
Music/ArtH/InArt/Art (GA) Dance (GHA)Notes for: GA or GHA

GA or GHA

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
Total credits 17

Semester 2

Course DetailsCredits
THEA 289 Theatre Production Practicum Notes 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 150 Fundamentals of Design for the TheatreNotes for: THEA 150

THEA 150

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
THEA 200 Script Analysis (2)Notes for: THEA 200

THEA 200

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
2-3
THEA 121 Fundamentals of Acting IINotes for: THEA 121

THEA 121

Students in consultation with an adviser may choose to take 3 additional credits of THEA 289 in place of THEA 121.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Foreign Language (if needed) (4)

Foreign Language

or Quantification (GQ) (3)

Quantification (GQ)

3-4
Music/ArtH/InArt/Art (GA)/ Dance (GHA)Notes for: GA or GHA

GA or GHA

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
Total credits 16-17

Semester 3

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

THEAT 401Y

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
THEA Acting or Design or DirectingNotes for: THEA Acting or Design or Directing

THEA Acting or Design or Directing

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or PlaywritingNotes for: Playwriting

Playwriting

Students select 9 credits in an area of emphasis with adviser’s permission.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
THEA 146 Basic Theatrical MakeupNotes for: THEA 146

THEA 146

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
2
Foreign Language (if needed) (4)

Foreign Language

or Quantification (GQ) (3)

Quantification (GQ) (3)

3-4
Humanities (GH)

Humanities (GH)

3
Total credits 15

Semester 4

Course DetailsCredits
THEA 402 Theatre History II: From 1700 to PresentNotes for: THEA 402

THEA 402

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
THEA Acting or Design or DirectingNotes for: THEA Acting or Design or Directing

THEA Acting or Design or Directing

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or PlaywritingNotes for: Playwriting

Playwriting

Students select 9 credits in an area of emphasis with adviser’s permission.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
THEA 130 Introduction to Theatre Scenic and Costume TechnologyNotes for: THEA 130

THEA 130

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or THEA 131 Introduction to Theatre Sound and Lighting Technology Notes for: THEA 131

THEA 131

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Music/ArtH/InArt/Art (GA)/ Dance (GHA)Notes for: GA or GHA

GA or GHA

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
Elective or Quantification (GQ)

Elective or Quantification (GQ)

3
Total credits 15

Semester 5

Course DetailsCredits
THEA Acting or Design or DirectingNotes for: THEA Acting or Design or Directing

THEA Acting or Design or Directing

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or PlaywritingNotes for: Playwriting

Playwriting

Students select 9 credits in an area of emphasis with adviser’s permission.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Music/ArtH/InArt/Art (GA) / Dance (GHA)Notes for: GA or GHA

GA or GHA

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

BA Course

3
Natural Sciences (GN)

Natural Sciences (GN)

or CAS 100 (GWS) Effective Speech

CAS 100 (GWS)

3
Total credits 15

Semester 6

Course DetailsCredits
THEA 405 (US) Theatre History: American TheatreNotes for: THEA 405

THEA 405

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or THEA 407 (US) (WMNST 407) Women and TheatreNotes for: THEA 407

THEA 407

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or THEA 408 (US) History of American Musical TheatreNotes for: THEA 408

THEA 408

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or THEA 412 (US;IL) (AF AM 412) African American Theatre Notes for: THEA 412

THEA 412

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or THEA 464 History of FashionNotes for: THEA 464

THEA 464

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Music/ArtH/InArt/Art (GA) / Dance (GHA)Notes for: GA or GHA

GA or GHA

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

BA Course

3
Social/Behavioral Sciences (GS)

Social/Behavioral Sciences (GS)

3
Natural Sciences (GN)

Natural Sciences (GN)

3
Total credits 15

Semester 7

Course DetailsCredits
THEA 410 Play AnalysisNotes for: THEA 410

THEA 410

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
BA Course

BA Course

3
ENGL 202 (GWS) Effective Writing

ENGL 202 (GWS)

3
Social/Behavioral Sciences (GS)

Social/Behavioral Sciences (GS)

3
Elective

Elective

or Quantification (GQ)

Quantification (GQ)

3
Total credits 14-15

Semester 8

Course DetailsCredits
THEA 434 Introduction to DirectingNotes for: THEA 434

THEA 434

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Other Cultures

Other Cultures

3
Natural Sciences (GN)

Natural Sciences (GN)

3
Humanities (GH)

Humanities (GH)

3
Total credits 12

Additional Notes

Total 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.

+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

GA or GHA
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.
THEA 121
Students in consultation with an adviser may choose to take 3 additional credits of THEA 289 in place of THEA 121.
GA or GHA
Students must complete 3 credits in each discipline
Playwriting
Students select 9 credits in an area of emphasis with adviser’s permission.
Playwriting
Students select 9 credits in an area of emphasis with adviser’s permission.
GA or GHA
Students must complete 3 credits in each discipline.
Playwriting
Students select 9 credits in an area of emphasis with adviser’s permission.
GA or GHA
Students must complete 3 credits in each discipline
GA or GHA
Students must complete 3 credits in each discipline