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Campus: West Virginia University / Morgantown
College/School: College of Creative Arts
Pathway: Visual and Performing Arts

Our program combines an intensive conservatory experience with the campus life of a major land-grant university. You’ll perform on our mainstage and in our laboratory theatre, and train with renowned faculty and guest artists (including Academy and Tony Award nominees).

Academics

Fall
  • THET 191 First-Year Seminar - Creative Arts
    2
  • THET 160 Theatre Fundamentals
    3
  • THET 103 Stagecraft Exclamation Point
    3
  • THET 104 Stagecraft Lab Exclamation Point
    1
  • THET 144 Fundamentals of Acting Exclamation Point
    3
  • THET 170 World Theatre and Drama
    3
15
Spring
  • THET 105 Costuming Exclamation Point
    3
  • THET 106 Costuming Lab Exclamation Point
    1
  • ENGL 101 Introduction to Composition and Rhetoric Exclamation Point
    3
  • THET 143 Freshman Directing Workshop
    1
  • DANC 100 Fundamentals of Dance Techniques Exclamation Point
    2
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
16
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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Spend 100 hours at student success centers
  • Visit each of your instructors during office hours
  • New international students: Find a mentor who is an upperclassman
  • International students: Meet one-on-one with an immigration adviser
  • Attend New Student Orientation

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your first year you should:

  • Attend a sporting event that you have never seen before
  • Make something at the WVU Craft Center
  • Attend a football game
  • Attend Monday Night Lights
  • Challenge yourself to meet members of your residence hall community

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your first year you should:

  • Attend the Festival of Ideas
  • Participate in an alternative spring break
  • Join a student organization
  • Make a friend from another country
  • Participate in the Friends of International Students Program

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your first year you should:

  • Visit the Student Rec Center
  • Participate in liveWELL programs
  • Exercise daily
  • Complete a WELLGO calendar (wellgo.wvu.edu)
  • Complete AlcoholEdu Part 1

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your first year you should:

  • Take a writing or communications class
  • Get a job on campus at the residence hall desk or a dining hall
  • Attend a resume writing class
  • Attend a career fair
  • Complete the financial literacy course

Academics

Fall
  • THET 200 Production Practicum Exclamation Point
    1
  • THET 240 Fundamental Vocal Techniques Exclamation Point
    2
  • THET 242 Fundamentals of Movement Exclamation Point
    2
  • THET 230 Text Analysis Exclamation Point
    3
  • ENGL 102 Composition, Rhetoric, and Research Exclamation Point
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    4
15
Spring
  • THET 200 Production Practicum Exclamation Point
    1
  • THET 244 Intermediate Acting Exclamation Point
    3
  • THET 221 Theatre Makeup Exclamation Point
    3
  • THET 301 History of Western Theatre Exclamation Point
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • Elective
    3
16
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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • International upperclassmen: Mentor new international students
  • Be the last person to leave the library from studying
  • Earn a 4.0 in at least one semester
  • Attend a SORTS (Students On the Road To Success) seminar
  • Earn at least 15 credits per semester

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your second year you should:

  • Attend Spring Family Weekend with your family
  • Take a hike, bike or go rock climbing at Coopers Rock State Forest
  • Visit the Outdoor Education Center and participate in a Challenge Course or Canopy Tour
  • Go on one of the break trips through the Outdoor Rec Center
  • Attend a professional performance at the CAC

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your second year you should:

  • Explore mentorship opportunities in Greek Life
  • Be a reporter for The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM
  • Participate in leadership development opportunities in student organizations
  • Make a friend from another country
  • Participate in a fraternity and sorority accreditation program

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your second year you should:

  • Make your own decisions about drinking and do the WELLWVU CHOICES toolkit program
  • Take a fitness class at the Rec Center
  • Visit campus farmers market
  • Become a leadWELL Mentor
  • Exercise daily

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your second year you should:

  • Service learning (complete 30 hours per semester and one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Sign up for an internship interview
  • Join a club sport team
  • Study Abroad (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Meet with a career professional to make sure you are on track professionally

Academics

Fall
  • THET 340 Intermediate Vocal Techniques 1 Exclamation Point
    2
  • THET 342 Stage Movement 1 Exclamation Point
    2
  • THET 344 Acting Studio Exclamation Point
    3
  • THET 348 Studio Scene Study 1
    1
  • THET 400 Advanced Production Practicum
    1
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • Elective
    3
15
Spring
  • THET 341 Intermediate Vocal Techniques 2
    2
  • THET 343 Stage Movement 2 Exclamation Point
    2
  • THET 345 Acting Studio
    3
  • THET 348 Studio Scene Study 1
    1
  • THET 365 Traditions of Dramatic Literature
    3
  • THET 400 Advanced Production Practicum
    1
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
15
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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Engage in undergraduate research
  • Get a Success Coach from Student Life Office of Student Success or in your college
  • Attend dinner presentations at the Faculty Dinner Series
  • Check all of your degree requirements
  • Attend a SORTS (Students On the Road To Success) seminar

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your third year you should:

  • Attend a Ring Day ceremony (where you will receive your WVU class ring)
  • Attend Fall Family Weekend with your family
  • Attend WVUp All Night
  • Attend a football game
  • Attend a professional performance at the CAC

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your third year you should:

  • Get involved in the Student Government Association
  • Create a culture of well-being with a WELLWVU academic internship
  • Explore community service opportunities in Greek Life
  • Attend a multicultural, international or diversity program
  • Post a picture of you in another country in WVU gear

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your third year you should:

  • Take an academic yoga class in the Health and Education Building
  • Join an intramural team
  • Use the WELLWVU HeartMath Lab
  • Use your resources: learn about all your health-related needs at well.wvu.edu
  • Exercise daily

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your third year you should:

  • Consider graduate or professional school
  • Undergraduate research (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Join a club sport team
  • Become a leader in your club sport team
  • Study Abroad (complete one major experience outside the classroom)

Academics

Fall
  • THET 460 Contemporary Drama
    3
  • THET 401 Capstone Experience
    3
  • THET 440 Advanced Vocal Techniques Exclamation Point
    2
  • THET 442 Advanced Stage Movement 1 Exclamation Point
    2
  • THET 444 Advanced Acting Studio Exclamation Point
    3
  • THET 447 Studio Scene Study 2 Exclamation Point
    1
14
Spring
  • THET 302 Directing Exclamation Point
    3
  • THET 441 Advanced Vocal Techniques 2
    2
  • THET 443 Advanced Stage Movement 2
    2
  • THET 445 Advanced Acting Studio
    3
  • THET 447 Studio Scene Study 2 Exclamation Point
    1
  • Elective
    3
14
Exclamation Point Critical Course A Icon B Icon C Icon Success marker (try to get the grade indicated)

This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Join The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM staff to learn how to publish a newspaper, write articles, create radio shows, and report news and sports
  • Complete the Campus Read
  • Earn at least 15 credits per semester
  • Attend a SORTS (Students On the Road To Success) seminar
  • Get a Success Coach from Student Life Office of Student Success or in your college

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your fourth year you should:

  • Attend a football game
  • Attend Spring Family Weekend with your family
  • Attend a professional performance at the CAC
  • Register with the WVU Alumni Association
  • Sit in the Senior Spirit Section (Section 121) at the home football games

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your fourth year you should:

  • Participate in an alternative spring break
  • Reach out and volunteer in the Morgantown community
  • Complete a financial management skill development opportunity in student organizations
  • Participate in leadership development opportunities in Greek Life
  • Participate in a fraternity and sorority accreditation program

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your fourth year you should:

  • Stay healthy: Ask an Expert via well.wvu.edu
  • Use your resources: learn about all your health-related needs at well.wvu.edu
  • Become a level 3 Bystander Trainer
  • Become a Student Wellness Ambassador Leader
  • Learn how to de-stress at chillFEST

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your fourth year you should:

  • Become a student-leader in at least one organization
  • Participate in a practice job interview session
  • Submit your resume to Career Services
  • Attend a career fair
  • International students: Explore optional practical training (12 to 29 months work experience in the U.S.)

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