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

We combine an intensive conservatory experience with the college experience of a major 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
  • MUSC 166 Theory for Music Theatre 1 Exclamation Point
    3
  • MUSC 139 Voice Class 2
    1-2
  • THET 160 Theatre Fundamentals
    3
  • THET 103 Stagecraft Exclamation Point
    3
  • THET 104 Stagecraft Lab Exclamation Point
    1
  • DANC 110 Fundamentals of Ballet Exclamation Point
    2
15
Spring
  • THET 144 Fundamentals of Acting Exclamation Point
    3
  • MUSC 139 Voice Class 2
    1-2
  • MUSC 167 Theory for Music Theatre 2
    2
  • ENGL 101 Introduction to Composition and Rhetoric Exclamation Point
    3
  • DANC 130 Fundamentals of Jazz Exclamation Point
    2
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
14
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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).
  • Declare a major and file an academic plan
  • Participate in Adventure WV's Sophomore Outdoor Adventure Re-orientation (SOAR) program
  • Get a Success Coach from Student Life Office of Student Success or in your college
  • Find people from class/es who live in your residence hall and review class with them
  • New international students: Find a mentor who is an upperclassman

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 the Sophomore Celebration to celebrate your successful freshman year and becoming a sophomore
  • Attend Fall Family Weekend with your family
  • International students: Participate in international social events
  • Attend a football game
  • Consult Off-Campus Housing to find an apartment for your sophomore year

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:

  • Participate in an alternative spring break
  • Join a student organization
  • Take a language course
  • Participate in hall council or attend a hall council program
  • Participate in an Outdoor Recreation Center spring or winter break trip

Health and Wellness

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

  • Participate in liveWELL programs
  • Join an intramural team
  • Use the WELLWVU HeartMath Lab
  • Attend WELLWVU Bystander Intervention Training
  • Download a chillPACK at well.wvu.edu

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:

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

Academics

Fall
  • MUSC 226 Applied Music: Voice Exclamation Point
    1-4
  • THET 200 Production Practicum Exclamation Point
    1
  • THET 242 Fundamentals of Movement Exclamation Point
    2
  • THET 244 Intermediate Acting Exclamation Point
    3
  • DANC 140 Fundamentals of Tap Exclamation Point
    2
  • ENGL 102 Composition, Rhetoric, and Research Exclamation Point
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
15
Spring
  • THET 221 Theatre Makeup Exclamation Point
    3
  • THET 240 Fundamental Vocal Techniques Exclamation Point
    2
  • THET 301 History of Western Theatre Exclamation Point
    3
  • MUSC 226 Applied Music: Voice Exclamation Point
    1-4
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
12
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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).
  • Attend dinner presentations at the Faculty Dinner Series
  • Be the last person to leave the library from studying
  • Earn a 4.0 in at least one semester
  • Learn how sleep impacts academic success
  • 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 second year you should:

  • Attend WVUp All Night
  • Attend a professional performance at the CAC
  • International students: Participate in international social events
  • Visit the Outdoor Education Center and participate in a Challenge Course or Canopy Tour
  • Attend Fall Family Weekend with your family

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:

  • Participate in an alternative spring break
  • Get involved in the Student Government Association
  • Attend a multicultural, international or diversity program
  • Study Abroad (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Attend the Festival of Ideas

Health and Wellness

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

  • Become a level 1 Bystander Trainer
  • Take an academic yoga class in the Health and Education Building
  • Visit campus farmers market
  • Make your own decisions about drinking and do the WELLWVU CHOICES toolkit program
  • 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:

  • Internship (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Meet with a career professional to make sure you are on track professionally
  • Join a club sport team
  • Sign up for an internship interview
  • Attend a career fair

Academics

Fall
  • THET 355 Musical Theatre Studio Exclamation Point
    3
  • THET 348 Studio Scene Study 1
    1
  • MUSC 326 Applied Music: Voice
    1-4
  • DANC 255 Dance Styles for Musical Theatre
    1
  • THET 365 Traditions of Dramatic Literature
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    4
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
16
Spring
  • THET 400 Advanced Production Practicum
    1
  • THET 355 Musical Theatre Studio Exclamation Point
    3
  • THET 348 Studio Scene Study 1
    1
  • MUSC 326 Applied Music: Voice
    1-4
  • MUSC 120 History of Musical Theatre
    3
  • Select one of the following courses:
    2
    DANC 210 Intermediate Ballet or
    DANC 220 Intermediate Modern or
    DANC 230 Intermediate Jazz or
    DANC 240 Intermediate Tap
  • Elective
    6
17
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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).
  • Become a tutor or mentor in your major
  • 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
  • International students: Meet one-on-one with an immigration adviser
  • Check all of your degree requirements
  • Learn how sleep impacts academic success

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 Spring Family Weekend with your family
  • Attend a professional performance at the CAC
  • Attend Fall Family Weekend with your family
  • International students: Participate in international social events
  • Attend a sporting event that you have never seen before

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:

  • Participate in leadership development opportunities in Greek Life
  • Create a culture of well-being with a WELLWVU academic internship
  • Reach out and volunteer in the Morgantown community
  • Explore community service opportunities in student organizations
  • Attend the Festival of Ideas

Health and Wellness

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

  • Exercise daily
  • Become an Alcohol Literacy trainer and educate peers about the real effects of drinking alcohol
  • Complete a WELLGO calendar (wellgo.wvu.edu)
  • Participate in liveWELL programs
  • Stay healthy: Ask an Expert via well.wvu.edu

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:

  • Sign up for an internship interview
  • Become a leader in your club sport team
  • Become a student-leader in at least one organization
  • International students: Explore optional practical training (12 to 29 months work experience in the U.S.)
  • Service learning (complete 30 hours per semester and one major experience outside the classroom)

Academics

Fall
  • THET 455 Advanced Musical Theatre Studio Exclamation Point
    3
  • THET 447 Studio Scene Study 2 Exclamation Point
    1
  • DANC 255 Dance Styles for Musical Theatre
    1
  • THET 400 Advanced Production Practicum
    1
  • MUSC 426 Applied Music: Voice
    1-4
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • Elective
    3
13
Spring
  • MUSC 426 Applied Music: Voice
    1-4
  • THET 455 Advanced Musical Theatre Studio Exclamation Point
    3
  • THET 447 Studio Scene Study 2 Exclamation Point
    1
  • Select one of the following courses:
    3
    THET 401 Capstone Experience or
    THET 450 The Complete Performer
  • Electives
    6
14
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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).
  • Attend a SORTS (Students On the Road To Success) seminar
  • International students: Meet one-on-one with an immigration adviser
  • Attend the Graduation One-Stop Shop
  • Complete the Campus Read
  • Sign up for graduation

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
  • International students: Participate in international social events
  • Sit in the Senior Spirit Section (Section 121) at the home football games
  • Attend the Mountaineer Send-Off
  • Attend Fall Family Weekend with your family

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:

  • Explore community service opportunities in student organizations
  • Participate in the Friends of International Students Program
  • Explore mentorship opportunities in Greek Life
  • Explore community service opportunities in Greek Life
  • Participate in an alternative spring break

Health and Wellness

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

  • Become a Well-being Coach for your peers
  • Attend a WELLWVU Try It event
  • Use exercise for mental well-being in Movement for Mental Health
  • Participate in liveWELL programs
  • Become a TIPS (Training Intervention Program) trainer and help prevent alcohol misuse

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:

  • Attend a career fair
  • Become a student-leader in at least one organization
  • Participate in a practice job interview session
  • Sign up for an interview
  • Submit your resume to Career Services

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