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Whether you are taking your first timid steps upon the stage or you are a veteran of high school musicals and plays, theatre coursework at Collin College can be your ticket to better performance and a fuller understanding of “the business of show.”

Theatre coursework introduces students to the aesthetic and analytical elements of theatrical productions. It offers a full curriculum of theatre study including work in beginning and advanced acting, musical theatre, voice and diction, stage and lighting design, costume design and stage makeup, theatre history and script analysis, and specialty courses in circus skills, stunt work, stage combat, stage management, and acting for the camera. The labs enable students to have hands-on experiences through performances, as well as shop and crew assignments. Studies include contemporary theories and classical aspects of theatrical productions.

Theatre coursework at Collin College has been nationally recognized and Collin students have been awarded the national championship of collegiate drama. What’s more, many Collin College alumni have worked on Broadway. Theatre faculty and students have diverse experience in professional stage and motion picture work.

The state-of-the-art theatre facility is comprised of three separate performance spaces including the 350-seat John Anthony Theatre, the 120-seat Black Box Theatre and the intimate ALT Lab Theatre. The multimillion-dollar complex also houses two dressing rooms, a theatre box office, a costume vault and construction shop, a scene and paint shop, in addition to numerous acting and directing classroom spaces.

To earn an associate degree, complete the 42 credit hour General Education Core, and 18 credit hours of general studies electives and the Associate of Arts (AA) or Associate of Science (AS) degree requirements. Check with your transfer institution before registering for general studies electives to make sure your courses will be degree applicable to your bachelor degree at the transfer institution.

Related Electives - Check with your transfer institution for degree applicability of individual electives.   

DRAM 1120 Theatre Practicum I
DRAM 1121 Theatre Practicum II
DRAM 1161 Musical Theatre I
DRAM 1162 Musical Theatre II
DRAM 1310 Introduction to Theater
DRAM 1322 Stage Movement
DRAM 1323 Basic Theatre Practice
DRAM 1330 Stagecraft I
DRAM 1341 Makeup
DRAM 1342 Introduction to Costume
DRAM 1351 Acting I
DRAM 1352 Acting II
DRAM 2331 Stagecraft II
DRAM 2336 Voice for the Theater
DRAM 2351 Acting III
DRAM 2352 Acting IV
DRAM 2361 History of Theater I
DRAM 2362 History of Theater II
DRAM 2366 Introduction to Cinema
DRAM 2389 Academic Co-op – Drama

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