The School of Theatre at Penn State offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre that allows students the flexibility of choosing focus areas and options within the program that include:
- General Theatre Studies
- Dance Performance
- Multicultural Performance
- Theatre Performance (Acting, Directing, Playwriting, Design and Technology)
Students in the B.A. degree take core courses in Theatre and Arts as well as General Education Requirements before moving on into more specialized areas of study for their specific option areas. Since the curriculum and training are developed through a four-year sequence of course work, students are encouraged to begin their training, if at all possible, in their freshman year at the University Park campus. Students entering beyond the sophomore year may find it necessary to spend semesters in residence beyond the typical eight in order to complete the required course work. All prospective majors must meet University entrance requirements and successfully complete a faculty review.