Apr 17, 2024  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]


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Department of Theatre
College of Visual and Performing Arts

Williams Theatre 128 ~ 260-481-6551

Degree programs offered by the Department of Theatre provide comprehensive training for the theatre profession and explore theatre’s 2,000-year history and literature. Through its programs, the department seeks to provide the finest in undergraduate education by providing a professional curriculum that embodies defined objectives and comprehensive performance/production training. Students study both content (dramatic literature, theory and criticism, and theatre history) and process (acting, directing, musical theatre, design, and production).

The department offers a Bachelor of Arts  in theatre. Emphases are available in acting, musical theatre, design/technology and directing. 

A Minor in theatre is available to students who are interested in theatre, but are pursuing a PFW bachelor’s degrees in other subjects. Theatre Teaching certification is available through the School of Education.

Special Academic Regulations


You must earn a grade of C or better in each required theatre course and maintain a GPA of 2.5 or higher over all theatre courses you have completed. You are placed on academic probation if you do not meet this requirement.

Dismissal and Readmission

If you are on probation and do not correct academic deficiencies during your next semester of enrollment, you will be dismissed from the theatre program.

If you are dismissed from the theatre program, you may seek readmission under the university guidelines specified in Regulations  of this Catalog.

Time Limit

You must complete the degree requirements specified in the Catalog in effect at the time you were regularly admitted to the university. However, to ensure that you will be professionally competitive with other members of your graduating class, you may be required to satisfy the degree requirements specified in the most current Catalog if you have not completed all requirements for your degree within seven years from the date of your admission.

Degree Requirements

You may not use a single course to fulfill more than one Department of Theatre requirement.

Department Handbook

Detailed information regarding requirements, policies, and practices of the department is included in a theatre student handbook available in the department office. All theatre majors must comply with the requirements specified in the handbook.

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