Department of Theatre & Dance

What You Will Learn

Our Mission

The Department of Theatre and Dance is dedicated to the development of embodied learners that celebrate all aspects and components of theatre and dance productions, both inside and outside the classroom.  The formal classroom, along with productions, provide the mechanisms by which you will explore, develop and apply ideas and critical concepts.

Global Citizenship

Global Citizenship

Whether in a history, design or performance class you will be challenged to engage with the larger world.  Theatre and Dance, by their nature, are about the story of humankind.  Through the processes of theatre and dance, you will comprehend multiple aspects of cultures from all corners of the world. By studying and producing the works of playwrights and choreographers from the breadth of world cultures, you will become a global citizen.  You will also have opportunities to explore cultures first hand through travel to international performance festivals in Prague, Czech Republic and Edinburgh, Scotland where you will observe, interact with and perform works of theatre and dance with fellow artists from around the globe.  These experiences allow for critical exchange with international performing arts practitioners and works of art and will help you to understand the ethical perspectives of artists from around the globe.

Responsible Leadership

Responsible Leadership

A key to the mission of the college is the development of responsible leadership, which is founded in your ability to critically and analytically assess information and apply this knowledge to your own work.  Your experience within the program will culminate in a Senior Capstone Experience, creating an element of a theatrical work that will be performed for public audiences in the Annie Russell, the blackbox theatre or multiple experimental performance spaces.  You will be in a leadership position, where you must constantly examine your work within the framework of the multi-disciplinary nature of theatrical production.

Productive Careers

Productive Careers

Theatre and Dance in the 21st century are constantly evolving art forms that respond to shifts in cultural, economic and educational factors.  The Department of Theatre and Dance is committed to keeping pace with current trends and developments within the artistic community and the larger local, national and international spheres.  This engagement will help prepare you for advanced study at the graduate level or the pursuit of careers in multiple fields in alignment with the college’s mission to educate you for a productive career.

Meaningful Lives

Meaningful Lives

You will be culturally aware and engaged in conversations about artistic trends, allowing you to constantly learn and develop, while becoming an informed patron and practitioner of the arts. 

Department of Theatre & Dance
Rollins College
1000 Holt Avenue - 2735
Winter Park, FL 32789
T. 407.646.2501
backstage@rollins.edu