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Recommended Academic Plan for Bachelor of Arts in Theatre (THRBA)

Effective Spring 2010

Semester 1

Credits

Semester 2

Credits

THEA 100 (GA; US; IL) The Art of the Theatre or THEA 105 (GA) Introduction to Theatre

3

THEA 120 Acting I

3

THEA 001S First-Year Seminar

1

THEA 150 Fundamentals of Design

3

Natural Science (GN)

3

THEA 200 Script Analysis

2

ENGL 015/030 (GWS) Composition/Honors Composition

3

THEA 289 Production Practicum

1

Foreign Language

4

Quantification (GQ)

3

 

 

 

 

Foreign Language

4

Total Credits:

14

Total Credits:

 16

Semester 3

Credits

Semester 4

Credits

THEA 130 / THEA 131 Theatre Technology

3

400 level THEA history from department list

3

Humanities (GH)

3

Natural Science (GN)

3

CAS 100 (GWS) Effective Speech

3

Arts (GA)

3

Quantification (GQ)

3

Social/Behavioral Sciences (GS)

3

Foreign Language

4

Humanities (GH)

3

Total Credits:

16

Total Credits:

15

Semester 5

Credits

Semester 6

Credits

400 level THEA history from department list

3

*Selection from Dramatic Literature list

3

THEA 401Y (IL) History of Theatre:  Ancient to 1700

3

THEA 410 Plan Analysis

3

ENGL 202 (GWS) Effective Writing

3

Natural Science (GN)

3

B.A. Knowledge Domain

3

B.A. Knowledge Domain

3

Arts (GA)

3

Other Cultures

3

Total Credits:

15

Total Credits:

15

Semester 7

Credits

Semester 8

Credits

THEA 434 Introduction to Directing

3

Any Theatre course

3

Social/Behavioral Sciences (GS)

3

Health and Physical Activity (GHA)

1.5

Health and Physical Activity (GHA)

1.5

Elective

3

B.A. Knowledge Domain

3

Elective

3

Elective

3

Elective

3

 

 

 

 

Elective

2

 

 

 

 

   

Total Credits:

13.5

Total Credits:

15.5

 

  • Bold type indicates courses requiring a quality grade of C or better.
  • Italics indicate courses that satisfy both major and General Education requirements.
  • Bold Italics indicate courses requiring a quality grade of C or better and that satisfy both major and General Education requirements.
  • 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:  

Change of Major Requirements:  A minimum grade point average of 2.0 and successful review. 

Audition Requirements: www.theatre.psu.edu/admissions/ba.html

* Dramatic Literature List: CAMS 411W(3), ENGL 405(3), ENGL 438(3), ENGL 440(3), ENGL 444(3), ENGL 445(3), ENGL 454(3)