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

Puppetry course work includes intensive study in children’s theatre, the practice of puppetry as a theatrical art form, and educational and creative dramatic activity as methods of learning and self-development for children.

Academics

Fall
  • THET 191 First-Year Seminar - Creative Arts
    2
  • THET 103 Stagecraft Exclamation Point
    3
  • THET 104 Stagecraft Lab Exclamation Point
    1
  • THET 160 Theatre Fundamentals
    3
  • THET 113 Stage Management Principles
    1
  • THET 170 World Theatre and Drama
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
16
Spring
  • THET 144 Fundamentals of Acting Exclamation Point
    3
  • THET 105 Costuming Exclamation Point
    3
  • THET 106 Costuming Lab Exclamation Point
    1
  • ENGL 101 Introduction to Composition and Rhetoric Exclamation Point
    3
  • THET 220 Fundamentals of Lighting Exclamation Point
    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).
  • Visit each of your instructors during office hours
  • Sit in the front row of your class at least 5 times
  • Take the Focus 2 Assessment
  • International students: Meet one-on-one with an immigration adviser
  • Participate in Adventure WV's Sophomore Outdoor Adventure Re-orientation (SOAR) program

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
  • Take a hike, bike or go rock climbing at Coopers Rock State Forest
  • Attend a football game
  • Make something at the WVU Craft Center
  • International students: Participate in international social events

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:

  • Donate surplus items from your room before leaving for home
  • Apply to be a Resident Assistant
  • Develop fundraising skills in a student organization
  • Join a student organization
  • 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 first year you should:

  • Become a leadWELL Mentor
  • Join an intramural team
  • Complete AlcoholEdu Part 2
  • Visit campus farmers market
  • Complete a WELLGO calendar (wellgo.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
  • Submit your resume to Career Services
  • Attend a resume writing class
  • Take a writing or communications class

Academics

Fall
  • THET 200 Production Practicum Exclamation Point
    1
  • THET 240 Fundamental Vocal Techniques Exclamation Point
    2
  • THET 225 Introduction to Stage Design 1 Exclamation Point
    3
  • THET 230 Text Analysis Exclamation Point
    3
  • ENGL 102 Composition, Rhetoric, and Research Exclamation Point
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    4
16
Spring
  • THET 200 Production Practicum Exclamation Point
    1
  • THET 242 Fundamentals of Movement Exclamation Point
    2
  • THET 226 Introduction to Stage Design 2 Exclamation Point
    3
  • THET 221 Theatre Makeup Exclamation Point
    3
  • THET 301 History of Western Theatre Exclamation Point
    3
  • 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).
  • Earn a 4.0 in at least one 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
  • 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
  • Check all of your degree requirements

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 a professional performance at the CAC
  • 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
  • International students: Participate in international social events
  • Attend a Sophomore/Junior Year Experience trip or event

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 a fraternity and sorority accreditation program
  • Complete a financial management skill development opportunity in student organizations
  • Become an Adventure WV student leader
  • Explore mentorship opportunities in Greek Life
  • Participate in leadership development opportunities in student organizations

Health and Wellness

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

  • Join an intramural team
  • Make a healthy smoothie with the Student Wellness Ambassador Team
  • Attend a WELLWVU Try It event
  • Complete a WELLGO calendar (wellgo.wvu.edu)
  • Make your own decisions about drinking and do the WELLWVU CHOICES toolkit program

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:

  • Join a 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.)
  • Undergraduate research (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Study Abroad (complete one major experience outside the classroom)

Academics

Fall
  • THET 302 Directing Exclamation Point
    3
  • THET 365 Traditions of Dramatic Literature
    3
  • THET 461 Creative Dramatics
    3
  • THET 400 Advanced Production Practicum
    1
  • Elective
    3
13
Spring
  • THET 375 Puppet Construction
    3
  • THET 462 Puppetry
    3
  • THET 404 Playwriting Exclamation Point
    3
  • THET 400 Advanced Production Practicum
    1
  • Elective
    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).
  • Go talk to a faculty member in your department about graduate school or career options
  • 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
  • International upperclassmen: Mentor new international students
  • 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 third year you should:

  • Attend a professional performance at the CAC
  • Attend WVUp All Night
  • Attend an Outdoor Rec Center weekend trip
  • Visit the Core Arboretum
  • Attend a Ring Day ceremony (where you will receive your WVU class ring)

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:

  • Create a culture of well-being with a WELLWVU academic internship
  • Explore community service opportunities in Greek Life
  • Work on a community service project
  • Participate in the Friends of International Students Program
  • Join a student organization

Health and Wellness

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

  • Make a healthy smoothie with the Student Wellness Ambassador Team
  • Attend a WELLWVU Try It event
  • Take a class on healthy cooking
  • Become an Alcohol Literacy trainer and educate peers about the real effects of drinking alcohol
  • Use your resources: learn about all your health-related needs 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 third year you should:

  • Study Abroad (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Attend a career fair
  • Become a leader in your club sport team
  • Join a club sport team
  • Service learning (complete 30 hours per semester and one major experience outside the classroom)

Academics

Fall
  • THET 400 Advanced Production Practicum
    1
  • THET 423 Costume Crafts
    3
  • THET 460 Contemporary Drama
    3
  • Electives
    6
13
Spring
  • THET 321 Stage Properties
    3
  • THET 401 Capstone Experience
    3
  • THET 464 Children's Theatre
    3
  • THET 422 Advanced Stage Makeup
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
15
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).
  • Learn how sleep impacts academic success
  • Attend the Graduation One-Stop Shop
  • Earn at least 15 credits per semester
  • Attend a SORTS (Students On the Road To Success) seminar
  • International students: Meet one-on-one with an immigration adviser

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 professional performance at the CAC
  • Sit in the Senior Spirit Section (Section 121) at the home football games
  • Register with the WVU Alumni Association
  • Attend WVUp All Night
  • Attend Spring 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 Greek Life
  • Participate in a fraternity and sorority accreditation program
  • Attend a multicultural, international or diversity program
  • Participate in an alternative spring break
  • Be a reporter for The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM

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 TIPS (Training Intervention Program) trainer and help prevent alcohol misuse
  • Complete a WELLGO calendar (wellgo.wvu.edu)
  • Join an intramural team
  • Continue involvement with your club sport or intramural team or try a new one
  • Use the WELLWVU HeartMath Lab

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:

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