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 ten courses including the Theatre Capstone in the spring of the senior year.

The ten 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
Theatre Capstone
Three theatre electives

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 elective
Theatre elective

Seniors

Performance and Design History
Theatre Capstone

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.