Drama (DRAM)

DRAM 1310. THEATER APPRECIATION
(LECTURE 3, LAB 0). CREDIT 3. ACGM.

Survey of theatre including its history, dramatic works, stage techniques, production procedures, and relation to other art forms. Participation in productions may be required. Prerequisite: Eligible for ENGL 1301. This course fulfills the Fine Arts credit in the core curriculum.

DRAM 2355. SCRIPT ANALYSIS
(LECTURE 3, LAB 0). CREDIT 3. ACGM.

Examination of foundational skills for understanding the structure and content of play scripts for interpretation and conceptualization in theater productions by directors, designers, actors, and technicians. Introduces students to significant plays in the history of dramatic literature in the playwright's social and cultural context.

DRAM 2366. FILM APPRECIATION
(LECTURE 3, LAB 0). CREDIT 3. ACGM.

Survey and analyze cinema including history, film techniques, production procedures, selected motion pictures, and cinema's impact on and reflection of society. Prerequisite: TSI Reading 342 or equivalent developmental course with a grade of "C" or better. This course fulfills the Fine Arts credit in the core curriculum.

Technical 

DRAM 1330. STAGECRAFT I
(LECTURE 2, LAB 4). CREDIT 3. ACGM.

Study and application of the methods and components of theatrical production that may include one or more of the following: theatre facilities, scenery construction and painting, properties, lighting, costume, makeup, sound, and theatrical management. Prerequisite: TSI Reading 342 or equivalent developmental course with a grade of "C" or better.

DRAM 1342. COSTUME TECHNOLOGY
(LECTURE 3, LAB 0). CREDIT 3. ACGM.

Principles and techniques of costume design and construction theory for theatrical productions.

DRAM 2331. STAGECRAFT II
(LECTURE 2, LAB 4). CREDIT 3. ACGM.

Continued study and application of the methods and components of theatrical production that may include one or more of the following: theater facilities, scenery construction and painting, properties, lighting, costume, makeup, sound and theatrical management.

DRAM 2335. THEATER DESIGN
(LECTURE 3, LAB 0). CREDIT 3. ACGM.

Survey of principles and practices of theater design and its elements. The fundamentals of art and their application to major areas of theatrical design.

Performance 

DRAM 1322. STAGE MOVEMENT
(LECTURE 3, LAB 0). CREDIT 3. ACGM.

Principles, practices, and exercises in awareness, relaxation, freedom, flexibility, and expressiveness in the actor's physical instrument.

DRAM 1351. ACTING I
(LECTURE 3, LAB 0). CREDIT 3. ACGM.

An introduction to the fundamental principles and tools of acting as used in auditions, rehearsals, and performances. This may include ensemble performing, character and script analysis, and basic theatre terminology. This exploration will emphasize the development of the actor's instrument: voice, body and imagination. Prerequisite: TSI Reading 342 or equivalent developmental course with a grade of "C" or better.

DRAM 1352. ACTING II
(LECTURE 3, LAB 0). CREDIT 3. ACGM.

Exploration and further training within the basic principles and tools of acting, including an emphasis on critical analysis of oneself and others. The tools include ensemble performing, character and script analysis, and basic theatre terminology. This will continue the exploration of the development of the actor's instrument: voice, body and imagination. Prerequisite: DRAM 1351 with a grade of "C" or better.

DRAM 2336. VOICE FOR THE ACTOR
(LECTURE 3, LAB 0). CREDIT 3. ACGM.

Principles, practices, and exercises in awareness, relaxation, freedom, flexibility, and expressiveness in the actor's vocal instrument.

DRAM 2351. ACTING III
(LECTURE 3, LAB 0). CREDIT 3. ACGM.

Development of basic skills and techniques of acting including increased sensory awareness, ensemble performing, character analysis, and script analysis. Emphasis on the mechanics of voice, body, emotion, and analysis as tools for the actor. Prerequisite: DRAM 1352 with a grade of "C" or better.

Lab Courses

DRAM 1120. REHEARSAL AND PERFORMANCE I
(LECTURE 0, LAB 3). CREDIT 1. ACGM.

Practicum in theatre open to all students with emphasis on technique and procedures with experience gained in play productions. Prerequisite: TSI Reading 342 or equivalent developmental course with a grade of "C" or better.

DRAM 1121. REHEARSAL AND PERFORMANCE II
(LECTURE 0, LAB 3). CREDIT 1. ACGM.

Practicum in theatre open to all students with emphasis on technique and procedures with experience gained in play productions. Prerequisite: TSI Reading 342 or equivalent developmental course with a grade of "C" or better.

DRAM 2120. REHEARSAL AND PERFORMANCE III
(LECTURE 0, LAB 3). CREDIT 1. ACGM.

Practicum in theatre open to all students with emphasis on technique and procedures with experience gained in play productions. Prerequisite: TSI Reading 342 or equivalent developmental course with a grade of "C" or better.

DRAM 2121. REHEARSAL AND PERFORMANCE IV
(LECTURE 0, LAB 3). CREDIT 1. ACGM.

Practicum in theatre open to all students with emphasis on technique and procedures with experience gained in play productions. Prerequisite: TSI Reading 342 or equivalent developmental course with a grade of "C" or better.

Back to Top