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Theatre Arts and Dance Major (Design/Technical Theatre)

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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. Teh 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 typically produces eight (8) theatre and dance productions per year at two on-campus venues: the Annie Russell Theatre, a 377-seat proscenium theatre listed on the National Registry of Historic Places, and a flexible black box theatre space.

Majors take a set of courses and concentrate in performance, design and technical theatre, musical theatre, directing or 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-four (54) 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.
  • successful completion of the department’s Sophomore Review Process.

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