Drama (DRAM)

DRAM 1120  Theatre Practicum I  1 Credit   (0 Lec, 4 Lab)  

Practicum in theater open to all students with emphasis on technique and procedures with experience gained in play productions. Course may be taken a maximum of four times for credit. This course is open to all students interested in the theater. Credit is earned for acting, technical work, or other participation.

Course Type: Academic

DRAM 1121  Theatre Practicum II  1 Credit   (0 Lec, 4 Lab)  

Practicum in theater open to all students with emphasis on technique and procedures with experience gained in play productions. This course is open to all students interested in the theater. Credit is earned for acting, technical work, or other participation.

Course Type: Academic

DRAM 1310  Introduction to Theater  3 Credits   (3 Lec, 0 Lab)  

This is an introduction to the basic practices, history, theories and styles of the theatre, and includes a survey of major fields of theatrical art. Elementary stage techniques are studied along with fundamental acting techniques.

Course Type: Academic

DRAM 1322  Stage Movement  3 Credits   (3 Lec, 0 Lab)  

This course covers principles, practices, and exercises in body techniques and stage movement; emphasis on character movement and body control.

Course Type: Academic

DRAM 1330  Stagecraft I  3 Credits   (3 Lec, 0 Lab)  

This is an introduction to the theory and practical applications of theatre lighting, set design and construction techniques. Students are provided the opportunity to participate in actual production situations as members of stage crews. Workshop hours will be scheduled as required.

Course Type: Academic

DRAM 1341  Stage Makeup  3 Credits   (3 Lec, 0 Lab)  

This course will instruct the student actor in the theory and practice of stage makeup, encompassing all forms of corrective and character application. Enrollment is open to all students without prerequisite.

Course Type: Academic

DRAM 1342  Introduction to Costuming  3 Credits   (2 Lec, 2 Lab)  

Costuming will focus on the design and building of stage costumes for production. Students will learn to sketch costume designs and will be responsible for a full costume plot for a production. Students will also learn to sew and construct costumes as well as work within a given costuming budget.

Course Type: Academic

DRAM 1351  Acting I  3 Credits   (3 Lec, 0 Lab)  

This is introduction to the basic skills and techniques of acting, with character analysis and development. It includes characterization and lab work in scenes from great dramatic literature. Rehearsal will be scheduled as required.

Course Type: Academic

DRAM 1352  Acting II  3 Credits   (3 Lec, 0 Lab)  

This is a continuation and consolidation of the gains made in DRAM 1351. Rehearsal will be scheduled as required.

Course Type: Academic

DRAM 2120  Theatre Practicum III  1 Credit   (0 Lec, 4 Lab)  

Practicum in theater open to all students with emphasis on technique and procedures with experience gained in play productions. This course is open to all students interested in theater. Credit is earned for acting, technical work, or other participation.

Course Type: Academic

DRAM 2121  Theatre Practicum IV  1 Credit   (0 Lec, 4 Lab)  

Practicum in theater open to all students with emphasis on technique and procedures with experience gained in play productions. This course is open to all students interested in the theater. Credit is earned for acting, technical work, or other participation.

Course Type: Academic

DRAM 2331  Stagecraft II  3 Credits   (3 Lec, 0 Lab)  

This is an advanced study of the theory and practical applications of theatre lighting, set design, construction techniques, and stage sound. Students are provided the opportunity to participate in actual production situations as members of stage crews. Workshop hours will be scheduled as required.

Course Type: Academic

DRAM 2336  Voice for the Theatre  3 Credits   (3 Lec, 0 Lab)  

This course is an application of the performer's use of the voice as a creative instrument of effective communication. It encourages an awareness of the need for vocal proficiency and employs techniques designed to improve the performer's speaking abilities. Course may include the study of I.P.A. and stage dialects.

Prerequisite(s): Reading level 6
Course Type: Academic

DRAM 2351  Acting III  3 Credits   (3 Lec, 2 Lab)  

This course includes the development of basic skills and techniques of acting for the purpose of exploring performance and its relationship to various acting environments. Emphasis is placed on acting choices that affect character and script analysis in regards to acting for the camera. A comparative study of stage acting vs. acting for the camera, using interdisciplinary approach of art, music, philosophy, and theater is included. Emphasis is also placed on methods of relaxation, communication, and the cybernetic approach to film/video acting.

Course Type: Academic

DRAM 2366  Introduction to Cinema: Film Appreciation I  3 Credits   (2 Lec, 2 Lab)  

This course includes a comparative study of the different genres of motion pictures, with an emphasis on the evaluation and appreciation of the motion picture structure within each genre. Film production, acting, writing, and special effects will be discussed. Full length movies will be watched in their entirety during a two-hour lab. Visual, oral, and written evaluations of each movie are required.

Course Type: Academic