General university degree requirements stipulate that 1) at least four units of the major or three units of the minor be taken in residence at Puget Sound; 2) students earn at least a cumulative GPA of 2.0 in courses taken for the major or the minor; and 3) all courses taken for a major or minor must be taken for graded credit. Any exceptions to these stipulations are indicated in the major and minor degree requirements listed below.
Requirements for the Major in Theatre Arts (BA)
Completion of the following 10 units: THTR 215; 217; one unit of 250, 252, 254, or 256; 300 or 310; 313; 317; 323 or 325; 371; 373; and 490. All majors are expected to participate in at least one faculty-directed production over their four years (either for a 291 activity credit or not).
Although an elective is not required for the major, students are strongly encouraged to take courses in the departments of Music, English, Art and Art History, African American Studies, Business and Leadership, Classics, and Psychology to supplement their knowledge of dramatic literature, visual culture, and collaborative practice. In particular, BUS 380 focuses directly upon Arts Entrepreneurship.
Requirements for the Minor in Theatre Arts
Completion of the following 6 units: THTR 215; 217; two of the following: MUS 220, THTR 200, 250, 252, 254, 256, 371, or 373; two additional theatre electives of the student’s choice.
Notes for the major and minor
The Theatre Arts Department reserves the option of determining, on an individual basis, a time limit on the applicability of courses to a major or minor.