Student ID:__________________________ Student Name:_______________________ Adviser Name:_______________________ Catalog: 2021-22 College of Liberal Arts Program: Theatre Arts and Dance Major (Directing) Minimum Credits Required:__________________

Theatre Arts and Dance Major (Directing)

Meet the Faculty

The theatre major offers a comprehensive education in the art and craft of the theatre. The curriculum exposes students broadly to theatre history, literature, theory, and criticism, and provides rigorous training in acting, directing, design, dramaturgy, and technical theatre. To achieve these skills, students complete a series of required courses and participate in the departmental production program.

The Rollins College Department of Theatre and Dance provides for the development of imaginative, purposeful, and skilled expression. The department inspires students’ artistic, intellectual, and personal growth. Graduates of the program are prepared to lead, collaborate with, and enrich the communities in which they live, work, and serve.

The department produces four (4) mainstage productions per year at our on-campus venue: the Annie Russell Theatre, a 377-seat proscenium theatre listed on the National Registry of Historic Places.  Majors take a set of courses and concentrate in performance, design and technical theatre, musical theatre, dramaturgy, or theatre studies. The department issues a comprehensive reading list of theatre literature for majors. Faculty evaluate student progress at the end of the sophomore year, and seniors must complete a senior capstone experience.

Major Requirements

Fifty-six (56) credit hours are required, including:

  • a core of eleven (11) courses,
    all majors take a core sequence of seven (7) four-hour courses and four (4) two-hour production courses; and
  • an emphasis in one (1) of five (5) areas,
    all majors select an area of emphasis consisting of five (5) four-hour courses and a two-hour capstone course.

Core Courses

Course NameCrs:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
THE 111 - Introduction to Technical Theatre
THE 112 - Fundamentals of Theatrical Design
THE 120 - Acting I: Fundamentals
THE 240 - Script Analysis
THE 341 - History of Theatre I: Until 1750

   (NOTE: Students with a Musical Theatre emphasis are required to take THE 349 History of American Musical Theatre instead of THE 341)

THE 342 - History of Theatre II: 1750-Present
THE 440 - Performance Theory and Critique of Western Dramatic Lit

Prereq(s): THE 240 , THE 341  and THE 378.

Four (4) from among these five (5) courses:

Course NameCrs:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
THE 101 - Theatre Prod/Technical A
THE 102 - Theatre Prod/Technical B
THE 103 - Theatre Prod/Technical C
THE 104 - Theatre Prod/Technical D
DAN 420 - Dance Production I

Directing Concentration Courses

Course NameCrs:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
THE 333 - Directing I: Fundamentals

Prereq(s): THE 111, THE 120, THE 240, and THE 211.

THE 433 - Directing II: Advanced

Prereq(s): THE 333.

THE 438 - Directing Capstone

One (1) of the following:

Course NameCrs:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
DAN 135 - Freedom to Move
THE 122 - Voice and Speech I: Free Voice
THE 124 - Movement I: Body Dynamics

Prereq(s): THE 120-required, THE 122 -suggested.

One (1) of the following:

Course NameCrs:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
THE 211 - Costume Design

Prereq(s): THE 111 and THE 112. 

THE 212 - Lighting Design

Prereq(s): THE 111 and THE 112.

THE 213 - Sound Design

Prereq(s): THE 111 or instructor consent.

THE 214 - Scene Design

Prereq(s): THE 111 and THE 112.