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Theatre course work and productions at Collin College are nationally recognized, as are its faculty, staff and guest artists. Alumni are working in regional and Broadway theatres, television, film and other media. They are actors, directors, designers, stage managers, technicians, writers, producers and more. Many are educators.   
Collin Theatre Center hosts the annual North Texas Drama Auditions, which bring hundreds of college and training program representatives to our campus to recruit top talent. While many alumni go on to complete BA and BFA degrees, others transfer to conservatories or go directly into the professions listed above. Still other students develop creative and communication skills which they apply to a wide range of career choices.  
Theatre courses introduce students to the historical, theoretical and practical elements of theatre. Each year the theatre department produces five mainstage shows (at least one musical), a festival of new plays and several student directed works. These “living labs” give the students hands-on experiences through performance, shop and crew assignments. A maymester Shakespeare Intensive and summer Shakespeare production are season highlights.  
Collin College’s 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 multi-million dollar complex also houses three dressing rooms, a theatre box office, a costume vault and construction shop, and a scene and paint shop in addition to numerous acting and directing classroom spaces. 
Collin Theatre Center encourages interdisciplinary studies.  Students interested in musical theatre can enroll in courses such as MUSI 1183 Voice (singing), MUEN 1154 Musical Theatre Ensemble, DANC 1110 Tap Dance and DANC 1247 Beginning Jazz Dance. Fine Arts, Communications and Video Production are a few of the disciplines that provide a wide range of opportunities for our theatre students and help them prepare for the careers of the future. 

Recommended Electives 
DRAM 1120 Theater Practicum I 
DRAM 1121 Theater Practicum II
DRAM 1310  Theater Appreciation
DRAM 1322 Stage Movement
DRAM 1330  Stagecraft I
DRAM 1341 Stage Makeup
DRAM 1342 Costume Technology
DRAM 1351 Acting I
DRAM 1352 Acting II
DRAM 2331 Stagecraft II
DRAM 2336 Voice for the Actor
DRAM 2351 Acting III
DRAM 2361 History of Theater I
DRAM 2362 History of Theater II
DRAM 2366 Film Appreciation
DRAM 2389 Academic Co-op – Drama

Program Options

Certificate – Drama Field of Study: General Track

Certificate – Drama Field of Study: Performance Track*

Certificate – Drama Field of Study: Design/Technical Track*

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*In July 2020, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) voted to further review the new Field of Study curricula that were scheduled to go into effect in Fall 2020. Collin College has five FOS Certificates that were affected by this action. The THECB action may limit the applicability toward the corresponding majors at state-supported colleges or universities. Students enrolled in one of these Field of Study certificates are encouraged to meet with an academic advisor and/or contact their transfer institution to make sure courses in the certificate will be degree applicable to their bachelor degree at the transfer university.