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Theatre Minor

Penn State Berks - James Brown,
Penn State Harrisburg - Maria Enriquez,
University College, Penn State Schuylkill, Penn State York
University Park, College of Arts and Architecture (THEA)

The Theatre minor is designed to be an enhancement to a major area of study and/or personal enrichment. The minor should be particularly attractive to students in the humanities (English), communication (Film, Journalism), and the arts (Music, Architecture). The minor may also be attractive to students who need to demonstrate a wide range of interests.

The Theatre minor requirements total 18 credits. Theatre 100 GA;US;IL, a required course in the minor, is an experiential survey of all aspects of the living theatre, as presented by a resident company of theatre artists. Theatre 410, an advanced script analysis course, is also required. Students choose one course from the approved list of theatre history courses and one course from the approved list of design/technical courses. These supporting courses place the literature and aesthetic in historical, social, and political perspective. Students elect 6 theatre credits as additional courses. Typical supporting courses include: Theatre 102 GA, fundamentals of acting; THEA 208 GA;US;IL, Workshop: Theatre in Diverse Cultures; and advanced design or theatre history classes.

A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)


THEA 410(3) (Sem: 5-8)

THEA 100 GA;US;IL(3) or THEA 105 GA(3) (Sem: 1-2)
Select 3 credits from THEA 130(3), THEA 131(3), or THEA 150(3) (Sem: 1-4)
Select 3 credits from THEA 401 IL(3), THEA 405 US(3),THEA 408 US(3), THEA 412 US(3), THEA 454(3), THEA 464(3), or THEA 465(3) (Sem: 1-4)

Select 6 credits of THEA courses (Sem: 3-8)


Last Revised by the Department: Fall Semester 2005

Blue Sheet Item #: 33-04-018

Review Date: 5/2/07



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