What can I do and where will it take me?
Although all of the courses and productions at PC are open to all students, we build our program and our plays around our majors and minors. Because we are a small department we know all of our students and choose the themes to explore by their expressed interests. The major in theatre studies consists of 33 hours of course work and a 1 hour internship, augmented by your experiences in the theatre as we create our new work. As a theatre major or minor, you will choose an advisor who will help you personalize your course of study.
We have an ongoing relationship with Theatre 99 in Charleston and regularly take our Devised Theatre and Theatre for Social Change classes there for workshops in script development. We subsidize trips for our majors to see theatre in Greenville, Charleston and Atlanta as part of their course work and we regularly participate in the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival.
Majors from the Department of Theatre have gone on to graduate school in theatre, have gone to seminary, have become teachers, lawyers and activists (and professional actors) – all careers where passion and an ability to communicate effectively are important.
Requirements for the Major in Theatre Studies
Students majoring in theatre studies are required to complete 34 semester hours, including THEA 1000, 1200, 1300, 2103 or 2104, 2300 or 2301, THEA 4000 or 4001, THEA 4007 for a minimum of one semester hour; and fifteen hours of electives chosen from THEA 1400 or 1401, 2100, 2101, 2103 or 2104, 2300 or 2301, 3000 or 3001, 4002, or 4005.
Requirements for the Minor in Theatre Studies
The minor in theatre studies consists of a total of 18 hours, including THEA 1000, 1200, 1300, and nine additional hours of THEA course electives, including THEA 1400 or 1401.
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