Professor of Theatre
4200 54th Avenue South
St. Petersburg, FL 33711
toll-free: (800) 456-9009
Theatre is education for life. The communications, analytical and artistic skills learned as an Eckerd College Theatre Major will serve you in good stead in any field.
Students from our program have gone on to do advanced work in graduate programs, joined professional theatrical organizations, and formed great 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 9 courses which include Stagecraft, Basic Acting or Human Instrument, two sections of Theatre Production, Theatre Internship (as an independent study), Performance and Design History, and three theatre electives. In addition, all graduating seniors participate in the capstone experience, TH 498 Senior Theatre Company 1, and TH 499 Senior Theatre Company II, in which they form a theatre company that performs and designs a short play which highlights their skills as performers, directors, and/or designers.
A suggested sequence of courses is as follows:
- Basic Acting or The Human Instrument
- Theatre Production
- Theatre Internship
- 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.