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Theatre Arts Major or Minor

Graduate Success: Michael Rodgers

Michael Rodgers

Michael, a graduate of Flagler’s Theatre Arts program, is now the Production Stage Manager for Blue Man Group’s production on Norwegian Cruise Lines.

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Program Description

The Theatre program is worth exploring if you seek to build a creative, fulfilling career in fields ranging from acting, directing, and theatre production to academia, advertising, television, and film. With a curriculum that combines a strong theoretical foundation with extensive experience-based learning opportunities, Flagler's theatre arts students gain skill in performance, stage technology, scene design, writing, and directing, as well as a thorough grounding in the history and literature of theatre.

In addition to course work, Flagler theatre students also discover many opportunities to participate in departmental, community, and professional performances that are held in Flagler's 800-seat auditorium. Graduates go on to pursue successful careers in acting, directing, designing, and/or technical theatre.

Major Requirements

A theatre arts major consists of a minimum of 56 semester hours, and must include:

  • THA 201- Introduction to Drama and Literature
  • THA 205- Acting I for the Major
  • THA 207- Theatre Technology I
  • THA 177- Theatre Production for the Rahner-Gibbs Second Stage and the Non-Major or
  • THA 277- Theatre Production for the Main Stage
  • THA 221- Theatre Production I
  • THA 222- Theatre Production II
  • THA 231- Stage Make-up
  • THA 241- Acting II
  • THA 308- Theatre Technology II
  • THA 343- Science Design
  • THA 344-Directing
  • THA 444- Theatre Conservatory
  • and THA 452-Modern Drama

A theatre arts major must take THA 177 and/or THA 277 five times before the major is complete, and a minimum of 7 credits from Theatre electives.

Minor Requirements

A theatre arts minor is accomplished by a student earning a minimum of 26 hours, including:

  • THA 201- Introduction to Drama and Literature
  • THA 205- Acting I for the Major or THA 206- Oral Interpretation of Literature
    THA 207 - Theatre Technology I
  • THA 221- Theatre History I
  • THA 222- Theatre History II

and two electives from the following list of electives:

  • THA 209- History of American Film
  • THA 211- History of American Film II
  • THA 340- Selected Topics
  • THA 321- Historic Costuming for the Stage
  • THA 335- Children's Theatre Production
  • THA 430- Voice and Speech for the Actor
  • THA 440- Selected Topics

In addition, a Theatre Arts minor must take:

  • THA 177-Theatre Production for the Rahner-Gibbs Second Stage and the Non-Major or
  • THA 277- Theatre Production for the Main Stage at least three times.