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Theatre - ARCHIVE

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Begin Date: Spring Semester 2002
End Date: Summer Session 2005

Theatre - ARCHIVE

University Park, College of Arts and Architecture (THRBA)

PROFESSOR DAN CARTER, Director, School of Theatre

This program offers the student interested in theatre a general background in the various areas of theatre. A broad liberal education is provided and complemented with advanced courses to best serve student interests, talents, and career objectives.

Though a strong emphasis is given to the general areas of production and performance, each student may elect to concentrate in an area of special interest such as acting, design, or dramatic literature. Students are also encouraged to explore the related areas of art, music, dance, film, television, and literature. All Theatre majors are expected to participate in a technical capacity in one theatre production for each of six semesters. The distribution of production credits must include 6 credits of THEA 160(3), THEA 170(3), THEA 180(3), and 4 credits from THEA 289(1) (maximum of 2 credits) and THEA 489(1).

For the B.A. degree in Theatre, a minimum of 120 credits is required.

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

GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(See description of General Education in front of Bulletin.)

FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR:
(Included in ELECTIVES or GENERAL EDUCATION course selection)

INTERCULTURAL AND INTERNATIONAL COMPETENCE:
(Included in ELECTIVES, GENERAL EDUCATION course selection, or REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

ELECTIVES: 14 credits

BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: 24 credits
(See description of Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements in front of Bulletin.)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 37 credits[1]

PRESCRIBED COURSES (24 credits)
THEA 100 GA(3), THEA 101S(3), THEA 120(3), THEA 150(3) (Sem: 1-2)
THEA 401W(3), THEA 402W(3), THEA 410(3), THEA 434(3) (Sem: 5-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (13 credits)
Select 6 credits from THEA 160(3), THEA 170(3), THEA 180(3) (Sem: 3-6)
Select 4 credits from THEA 289(1) (maximum of 2 credits) and THEA 489(1) (Sem: 3-6)
Select 3 credits from THEA 405(3), THEA 406 DF(3), THEA 407 GI(3), THEA 408(3), THEA 412 GI(3), THEA 455(3), THEA 464(3) (Sem: 5-8)

[1] A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.


The Pennsylvania State University � 2001

The University reserves the right to change the requirements and regulations listed here and to determine whether a student has satisfactorily met its requirements for admission or graduation, and to reject any applicant for any reason the University determines to be material to the applicant's qualifications to pursue higher education. Nothing in this material should be considered a guarantee that completion of a program and graduation from the University will result in employment.

This electronic Undergraduate Bulletin is a version of the official bulletin of The Pennsylvania State University. It is suggested that users refer to this electronic bulletin when seeking the latest information about the University's academic programs and courses. Printed versions of the Bulletin are also official copies of the programs, courses, and policies in effect at the time of printing. Programmatic expectations for general education are those in effect at the time of admission to degree candidacy, and college and major requirements are those in effect at the time of entry to college and major. These are accurately indicated in each student's degree audit.

Last Revised by the Department: Spring Semester 2002

Blue Sheet Item #: 30-03-003

Review Date: 4/8/03

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