Begin Date: Summer Session 1998
End Date: Spring Semester 1999
PROFESSOR DAN CARTER, Head, Department of Theatre Arts
This program offers the student interested in theatre arts 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 one area of special interest such as acting, directing, scenic design, costume design, lighting design, technical direction, and stage management. Students are also encouraged to explore the related areas of art, music, dance, film, television, and literature. All Theatre Arts majors are expected to participate in a technical capacity in one theatre production for each of seven semesters. The distribution of production credits must include THEA 160(3), 170(3), 180(3), and 4 credits of THEA 489(1).
For the B.A. degree in Theatre Arts, a minimum of 120 credits is required.
THEATRE ARTS MINOR: Students must take THEA 100 GA(3) and 110(3); select 6 credits from THEA 401W(3), 402W(3), 405(3), 406(3), or 412(3); and select 6 credits in other THEA courses for a total of 18 credits.
Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem:1-2)
GENERAL EDUCATION: 46 credits
(See description of General Education in front of Bulletin.)
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
PRESCRIBED COURSES (24 credits)
THEA 100 GA (3), 101(3), 120(3), 150(3), (Sem: 1-2)
THEA 401W(3), 402W(3), 410(3), 434(3) (Sem: 5-8)
ADDITIONAL COURSES (13 credits)
Select 6 credits from THEA 160(3), 170(3), 180(3) (Sem: 3-6)
Select 4 credits from THEA 289(1) (maximum of 2 credits) and 489(1) (Sem: 3-6)
Select 3 credits from THEA 405(3), 406 DF(3), 407 DF(3), 408(3), 412 DF(3), 455(3), 464(3) (Sem: 5-8)
 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 ©1998
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.
Last Revised by the Department: Summer Semester 1998
Blue Sheet Item #: 26-03-006
Review Date: 6/7/99 (General Education Update)