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Cynthia Totten
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Eckerd College
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St. Petersburg, FL 33711

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Theatre

Theatre at Eckerd

Major

THEATRE

Theatre is education for life. The communications, analytical and artistic skills learned as an Eckerd College Theatre major will benefit students in any field of endeavor. Students from our program have attended graduate school, joined professional theatres, and formed their own theatre companies.

Eckerd Theatre students develop skills in acting, directing, design and technical theatre. They acquire knowledge of plays, theatrical movements and innovators. They gain real world experience by completing internships, networking at professional theaters and conferences, and producing their own work. This eclectic training produces independent, adaptable, motivated and responsible creative thinkers - high in demand in every field of opportunity.

The academic requirements for theatre majors are nine courses, an internship, and the two-course senior capstone experience, Senior Theatre Company I and II.

The nine courses are as follows:

Basic Acting or The Human Instrument
Stagecraft
Design Basics or Lighting and Sound Design
two sections of Theatre Production
Performance and Design History
three theatre electives

In addition, theatre majors are required to do a theatre internship which may be done on a credit or non-credit basis. All graduating seniors participate in the capstone experience, Senior Theatre Company I and II, in which the class forms a theatre company that produces a short play which highlights their skills as actors, directors, designers, and/or technicians. A suggested sequence of courses is as follows:

Freshmen

Basic Acting or The Human Instrument
Stagecraft
Theatre Production

Sophomores

Theatre Production
Design Basics or Lighting and Sound Design
Theatre elective

Juniors

Theatre Internship (credit or non-credit)
Theatre elective
Theatre elective

Seniors

Performance and Design History
Senior Theatre Company I
Senior Theatre Company II

A minor in theatre requires five courses, of which at least two are at the 200 level or above. Three must be Eckerd College courses.

Eclectic Training

Eckerd Theatre students develop skills in acting, directing, design and technical theatre. They acquire knowledge of plays, theatrical movements and innovators. They gain real world experience by completing internships, networking at professional theaters and conferences, and producing their own work. This eclectic training produces independent, adaptable, motivated and responsible creative thinkers - high in demand in every field of opportunity.

2013-14 Season

Some Girl(s)
Fall

The Tempest
Spring
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