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DRAM 1120. Theater Practicum I.                        1:0:4

Practicum in theater with emphasis on technique and procedures with experience gained in play productions.

Prerequisite: None.

DRAM 1121. Theater Practicum II.                        1:0:4

Practicum in theater with emphasis on technique and procedures with experience gained in play productions.

Prerequisite: DRAM 1120.

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.

DRAM 1310. Introduction to Theatre.         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: TSI satisfied in Reading and Writing.

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

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

Prerequisites: None

DRAM 1341. Makeup                                                                                             3:2:2

Design and execution of makeup for the purposes of developing believable characters.  Includes discussion of basic makeup principles and practical experience of makeup application.

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

An introduction to the fundamental principles an tools of acting as used in auditions, rehearsals, and performances.   This may include ensemble performing, character and script analysis, and basic theater terminology.  This exploration will emphasize the development of the actor's instruments:  voice, body, and imagination.

Prerequisites: TSI reading and writing requirements met.

DRAM 1352. Acting II.                                                                    3:3:0

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 theater terminology.  This will continue the exploration of the development of the actor's instrument:  voice, body and imagination. 

Prerequisite: TSI reading and writing requirements met and DRAM 1351 or consent of instructor.

DRAM 2120. Theater Practicum III.                        1:0:4

Practicum in theater with emphasis on technique and procedures with experience gained in play productions.

Prerequisite: DRAM 1121.

DRAM 2121. Theater Practicum IV.                        1:0:4

Practicum in theater with emphasis on technique and procedures with experience gained in play productions.

Prerequisite: DRAM 2120.

DRAM 2331. Stagecraft II.                                                                      3:0:6

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

Perequisites: 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: TSI reading and writing requirements met.

DRAM 2351. Acting III.                                                                                 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: DRAM 1352 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: TSI reading and writing requirements net.

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