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 adviser 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.

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.

Theatre Studies major card

Minor in Theatre Studies

The minor in theatre studies consists of a total of 18 hours, including

  • THEA 1000
  • THEA 1200
  • THEA 1300
  • and nine additional hours of THEA course electives, including THEA 1400 or 1401.

Theatre Studies minor card

Course Descriptions

The classes in the Theatre Department are designed as a cohesive program focused on teaching students how to create new works. We offer a major and minor in theatre studies and no audition is necessary to be a theatre major. Many of our students combine their theatre studies major with a major in another subject. At PC, all theatre classes are open to all students.

THEA Course Descriptions »

CO = Co-requisite
POI = Permission of Instructor
PR = Prerequisite
RE = Recommended
XL = Cross-listed