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Theatre Arts and Dance Major (Dramaturgy)

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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. 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 (seven four-credit courses and four two-credit production courses, and;
  • Complete one* emphasis in one (1) of five (5) areas, all majors select a single area of emphasis consisting of five (5) four-hour courses and a four-hour capstone course.

*Students may declare only one emphasis.  The emphasis can switch at any time, but only one emphasis may be declared at a time.

Dramaturgy Concentration Courses

Dramaturgy emphasis students must choose at least one from each of the following three sub-specialities:

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