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

The BA Theatre program allows you to explore and customize your education to include a more multidisciplinary approach to theatre studies, including performance, design and technology, dramaturgy and playwriting.

Academics

Fall
  • Select one of the following courses:
    4
    THET 103 Stagecraft or
    THET 105 Costuming
  • THET 160 Theatre Fundamentals
    3
  • THET 113 Stage Management Principles A C in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    1
  • THET 191 First-Year Seminar - Creative Arts
    2
  • THET 170 World Theatre and Drama A C in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
16
Spring
  • THET 144 Fundamentals of Acting Exclamation Point
    3
  • DANC 100 Fundamentals of Dance Techniques Exclamation Point
    2
  • ENGL 101 Introduction to Composition and Rhetoric Exclamation Point
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    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).
  • Sit in the front row of your class at least 5 times
  • Visit each of your instructors during office hours
  • Find people from class/es who live in your residence hall and review class with them
  • Attend a SORTS (Students On the Road To Success) seminar
  • Spend 100 hours at student success centers

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 football game
  • Consult Off-Campus Housing to find an apartment for your sophomore year
  • Attend the Sophomore Celebration to celebrate your successful freshman year and becoming a sophomore
  • Attend Adventure WV
  • Take a hike, bike or go rock climbing at Coopers Rock State Forest

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:

  • Ask your RA questions about succeeding at the University
  • Explore community service opportunities in student organizations
  • Participate in an Outdoor Recreation Center spring or winter break trip
  • Make a friend from another country
  • 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:

  • Attend WELLWVU Bystander Intervention Training
  • Climb at the SRC climbing wall
  • Visit the Student Rec Center
  • Visit campus farmers market
  • Complete AlcoholEdu Part 2

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:

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

Academics

Fall
  • THET 200 Production Practicum Exclamation Point
    1
  • THET 230 Text Analysis Exclamation Point An A in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    3
  • ENGL 102 Composition, Rhetoric, and Research Exclamation Point
    3
  • World Language
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    4
  • Non-THET Elective
    3
17
Spring
  • THET 200 Production Practicum Exclamation Point
    1
  • THET 301 History of Western Theatre Exclamation Point
    3
  • World Language
    3
  • THET Elective
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
13
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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).
  • Learn how sleep impacts academic success
  • Attend dinner presentations at the Faculty Dinner Series
  • Earn a 4.0 in at least one semester
  • 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

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:

  • Go on one of the break trips through the Outdoor Rec Center
  • Attend Fall Family Weekend with your family
  • Attend a Sophomore/Junior Year Experience trip or event
  • International students: Participate in international social events
  • Take a hike, bike or go rock climbing at Coopers Rock State Forest

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 leadership development opportunities in Greek Life
  • Develop fundraising skills in a student organization
  • Explore community service opportunities in student organizations
  • Explore mentorship opportunities in Greek Life
  • 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:

  • Take Enhancing Well-being academic course
  • Use the WELLWVU HeartMath Lab
  • Stay active with moveWELL, the Student Rec Center and Outdoor Rec Center
  • Become a level 1 Bystander Trainer
  • 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
  • Submit your resume to Career Services
  • Become a student-leader in at least one organization
  • Internship (complete one major experience outside the classroom)

Academics

Fall
  • THET 302 Directing Exclamation Point A C in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    3
  • THET 400 Advanced Production Practicum
    1
  • Select one of the following courses:
    3
    THET 461 Creative Dramatics or
    THET 462 Puppetry
  • THET Elective
    3
  • World Language
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
16
Spring
  • THET 365 Traditions of Dramatic Literature
    3
  • THET 400 Advanced Production Practicum
    1
  • THET Electives
    6
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • Non-THET 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).
  • Learn how sleep impacts academic success
  • Get a Success Coach from Student Life Office of Student Success or in your college
  • International upperclassmen: Mentor new international students
  • 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 third year you should:

  • Visit the West Virginia and Regional History Center in the Downtown Library
  • Attend WVUp All Night
  • Attend a football game
  • Visit the Core Arboretum
  • Attend an Outdoor Rec Center weekend trip

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
  • Join a student organization
  • Reach out and volunteer in the Morgantown community
  • Attend the Festival of Ideas
  • Study Abroad (complete one major experience outside the classroom)

Health and Wellness

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

  • Learn how to de-stress at chillFEST
  • Stay active with moveWELL, the Student Rec Center and Outdoor Rec Center
  • Participate in liveWELL programs
  • Become a leadWELL Mentor
  • 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 third year you should:

  • Become a student-leader in at least one organization
  • Become a leader in your club sport team
  • Consider graduate or professional school
  • Sign up for an internship interview
  • Attend the Sophomore/Junior Fair during your fall semester to explore studying abroad, internships, career choices and more

Academics

Fall
  • THET 460 Contemporary Drama
    3
  • THET 400 Advanced Production Practicum
    1
  • Non-THET Elective
    3
  • World Language
    3
  • THET Elective
    3
13
Spring
  • THET 401 Capstone Experience
    3
  • Non-THET Electives
    9
  • THET Elective
    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).
  • Attend a SORTS (Students On the Road To Success) seminar
  • International upperclassmen: Mentor new international students
  • Attend the Graduation One-Stop Shop
  • Sign up for graduation
  • 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

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 WVUp All Night
  • Sit in the Senior Spirit Section (Section 121) at the home football games
  • Take a picture in front of Woodburn Hall with your graduation attire
  • Register with the WVU Alumni Association
  • 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:

  • Participate in the Friends of International Students Program
  • Participate in an alternative spring break
  • Explore mentorship opportunities in Greek Life
  • Create a culture of well-being with a WELLWVU academic internship
  • Participate in leadership development opportunities in Greek Life

Health and Wellness

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

  • Participate in liveWELL programs
  • Use exercise for mental well-being in Movement for Mental Health
  • Use your resources: learn about all your health-related needs at well.wvu.edu
  • Make a healthy smoothie with the Student Wellness Ambassador Team
  • Visit the Student Rec Center

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:

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

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