DRAMA/THEATRE

DRA 111 - Theatre Appreciation

3 credits

This course provides a study of the art, craft, and business of the theatre. Emphasis is placed on the audience’s appreciation of the work of the playwright, director, actor, designer, producer, and critic. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a vocabulary of theatre terms and to recognize the contributions of various theatre artists. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement general education core requirement in humanities/fine arts.

DRA 112 - Literature of the Theatre

3 credits

This course provides a survey of dramatic works from the classical Greek through the present. Emphasis is placed on the language of drama, critical theory, and background as well as on play reading and analysis. Upon completion, students should be able to articulate, orally and in writing, their appreciation and understanding of dramatic works. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement general education core requirement in humanities/fine arts.

DRA 120 - Voice for Performance

3 credits

This course provides guided practice in the proper production of speech for the theatre. Emphasis is placed on improving speech, including breathing, articulation, pronunciation, and other variables. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate effective theatrical speech. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement pre-major and/or elective course requirement.

DRA 124 - Readers Theatre

3 credits

This course provides a theoretical and applied introduction to the medium of reader’s theatre. Emphasis is placed on the group performance considerations posed by various genres of literature. Upon completion, students should be able to adapt and present a literary script following the conventions of reader’s theatre. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement pre-major and/or elective course requirement.

DRA 130 - Acting I

3 credits

This course provides an applied study of the actor’s craft. Topics include role analysis, training the voice, and body concentration, discipline, and self-evaluation. Upon completion, students should be able to explore their creativity in an acting ensemble. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement pre-major and/or elective course requirement.

DRA 131 - Acting II

3 credits

Prerequisites: DRA 130

This course provides additional hands-on practice in the actor’s craft. Emphasis is placed on further analysis, characterization, growth, and training for acting competence. Upon completion, students should be able to explore their creativity in an acting ensemble. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement pre-major and/or elective course requirement.

DRA 135 - Acting for the Camera I

3 credits

This course provides an applied study of the camera actor's craft. Topics include commercial, dramatic, and print performance styles. Upon completion, students should be able to explore their creativity in on-camera performance. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement pre-major and/or elective course requirement.

DRA 140 - Stagecraft 1

3 credits

This course introduces the theory and basic construction of stage scenery and properties. Topics include stage carpentry, scene painting, stage electrics, properties, and backstage organization. Upon completion, students should be able to pursue vocational and avocational roles in technical theatre. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement pre-major and/or elective course requirement. (A course fee is required)

DRA 141 - Stagecraft II

3 credits

Prerequisites: DRA 140

This course provides additional hands-on practice in the elements of stagecraft. Emphasis is placed on the design and implementation of the arts and crafts of technical theatre. Upon completion, students should be able to pursue vocational and avocational roles in technical theatre. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement pre-major and/or elective course requirement. (A course fee is required)

DRA 145 - Stage Make-up

2 credits

This course covers the research, design, selection of materials, and application of stage make-up, prosthetics, wigs, and hairpieces. Emphasis is placed on the development of techniques, style, and presentation of the finished make-up. Upon completion, students should be able to create and apply make-up, prosthetics, and hairpieces. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement pre-major and/or elective course requirement. (A course fee is required)

DRA 170 - Play Production I

3 credits

This course provides an applied laboratory study of the processes involved in the production of a play. Topics include fundamental practices, principles, and techniques associated with producing plays of various periods and styles. Upon completion, students should be able to participate in an assigned position with a college theatre production. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement pre-major and/or elective course requirement. (A course fee is required)

DRA 171 - Play Production II

3 credits

Prerequisites: DRA 170

This course provides an applied laboratory study of the processes involved in the production of a play. Topics include fundamental practices, principles, and techniques associated with producing plays of various periods and styles. Upon completion, students should be able to participate in an assigned position with a college theatre production. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement pre-major and/or elective course requirement. (A course fee is required)

DRA 211 - Theatre History I

3 credits

This course covers the development of theatre from its origin to the closing of the British theatre in 1642. Topics include the history, aesthetics, and representative dramatic literature of the period. Upon completion, students should be able to trace the evolution of theatre and recognize the styles and types of world drama. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement general education core requirement in humanities/fine arts.

DRA 212 - Theatre History II

3 credits

This course covers the development of theatre from 1660 through the diverse influences which shaped the theatre of the twentieth century. Topics include the history, aesthetics, and representative dramatic literature of the period. Upon completion, students should be able to trace the evolution of theatre and recognize the styles and types of world drama. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement general education core requirement in humanities/fine arts.

DRA 270 - Play Production III

3 credits

Prerequisites: DRA 171

This course provides an applied laboratory study of the processes involved in the production of a play. Topics include fundamental practices, principles, and techniques associated with producing plays of various periods and styles. Upon completion, students should be able to participate in an assigned position with a college theatre production. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement pre-major and/or elective course requirement. (A course fee is required)

DRA 271 - Play Production IV

3 credits

Prerequisites: DRA 270

This course provides an applied laboratory study of the processes involved in the production of a play. Topics include fundamental practices, principles, and techniques associated with producing plays of various periods and styles. Upon completion, students should be able to participate in an assigned position with a college theatre production. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement pre-major and/or elective course requirement. (A course fee is required)