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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 1310. Introduction to Theatre.         3:3:0

Survey of theater including its history, dramatic works, stage techniques, production procedures, and relation to other art forms.  Participation in productions may be required.

Prerequisite: TSI satisfied in Reading and Writing.

DRAM 1322. Stage Movement.                                                   3:3:0

Principles, practices, and  exercises in body techniques and stage movement; emphasis on character movement and body control.

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 2366. Introduction to Cinema.      3:3:0

Survey and analyze cinema including history, film techniques, production procedures, selected motion pictures, and cinema's impact on and reflection of society.  (Cross-listed as COMM 2366).

Prerequisites: TSI reading and writing requirements net.

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