Course Descriptions

DRAMA (DRAM)

DRAM 1120. Rehearsal & Performance.                        1:0:6

A laboratory course for the production of plays. May be repeated for a total of four semester hours. Prerequisite: None. [Offered fall and spring semesters.]

DRAM 1162 (or MUSI 1159). Musical Theatre.                        1:0:3

Study of and practical experience in the integration of music, acting, and staging through the production of a full-length musical theater presentation. Course serves as an opera workshop. May be counted as Music or Drama but not both. May be repeated for a total of two semester hours. Prerequisite: None. [Offered periodically.]

DRAM 1310. Introduction to Theatre. (Core D Course)        3:3:0

Introduction to the fundamentals of dramatic literature, acting, technical production, design, theater management, and directing. Designed to benefit all students in appreciating and understanding the dramatic art. Prerequisite: THEA reading and writing requirements met. [Offered at fall and spring semesters.]

DRAM 1322. Stage Movement.                                                   3:3:0

A study of rhythmic form, stage movement, and basic postural alignment techniques to increase the range, flexibility, and strength of the actor’s body. Prerequisite: None.

DRAM 1330. Stagecraft I.                                                               3:0:6

Introduction to the aspects of play production including lighting, make‑up, sound, costuming, acting, and scenery construction. Prerequisite: THEA reading and writing requirements met.
Prerequisites: None

DRAM 1342 Introduction to Costume.                                          3:2:3

Principals and techniques of costume design and construction for theatrical productions. Prerequisites: DRAM 1310 or concurrent enrollment in DRAM 1310 recommended.

DRAM 1351. Acting I.                                                                  3:3:0

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.
Prerequisites: THEA reading and writing requirements met.

DRAM 1352. Acting II.                                                                    3:3:0

Continuation of DRAM 1351. Emphasis on intermediate exercises in the development of characterization. Development of character through study of theory, styles and methods of acting. Students are required to participate in a series of acting exercises and performances.
Prerequisite: THEA reading and writing requirements met and DRAM 1351 or consent of instructor.

DRAM 2331. Stagecraft II.                                                                      3:0:6

Continuation of aspects of play production including lighting, make-up, sound costuming, stage construction, and scene painting.
Prerequisites: None. DRAM 1330 recommended.

DRAM 2336 (or SPCH 1342).Voice and Articulation.                      3:3:0

Study of and practice in the use of voice. Includes the component parts of the voice mechanism and an introduction to the International Phonetic Alphabet. The course may be counted as Drama or Speech but not both. Prerequisite: THEA reading and writing requirements met. [Offered as demand requires.]

DRAM 2351. Acting III.                                                                                 3:3:0

A detailed practical study of acting techniques and characterization. Extensive scene work with student and instructor critique. Emphasis on audition technique.
Prerequisites: DRAM 1351 or consent of instructor.

DRAM 2366. The Development of the Motion Picture.      3:3:0

Emphasis on the analysis of the visual and aural aspects of selected motion pictures, dramatic aspects of narrative films, and historical growth and sociological effect of film as an art. Core Curriculum Course.
Prerequisites: THEA reading and writing requirements net.

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