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2024-2025 Collin College Catalog 
2024-2025 Collin College Catalog

Theatre/Drama, Area of Study - General Studies Electives

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Collin College provides general academic courses and electives for students who plan to transfer to a college or university. Because of the various transfer requirements at colleges and universities, and to ensure enrollment in appropriate courses, students should verify course transferability and degree applicability with a Collin College academic advisor and/or the college or university that they plan to attend.

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’s degree at the transfer institution.

Collin College Theatre’s course work and productions are nationally recognized, as are its faculty, staff and guest artists. Alumni are working professionally in regional and Broadway theatres, television, film and other media - in successful careers as actors, directors, designers, stage managers, technicians, writers, producers, educators, and more.

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 Collin College Theatre produces four mainstage productions - including musicals, dramas, comedies, and classical works, as well as other special student-directed events. These “living labs” give the students hands-on experiences through performance, shop work and crew assignments.

The Collin College Theatre faculty are all working professionals, and their combined specializations cover the performing skills of acting, directing, movement, and voice; as well as the technical theatre fields of scenic design, lighting design, costume and makeup design, sound design, and stage management.

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 a scenic and paint shop, a costume vault and construction shop, dressing rooms, and a theatre box office, in addition to numerous acting and directing classroom spaces.

Collin College Theatre encourages interdisciplinary studies. Students interested in musical theatre can enroll in courses such as MUSI 1183 - Voice Class  (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.

Students can earn a certificate of completion in one of three different Fields of Study: General, Performance, or Design/Technical. Please see specific information regarding Fields of Study in the Fields of Study section of the catalog.

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