Drama

 

Students receive a foundation in the literature, theories and history of theater and film. This knowledge is then applied in analyzing scripts and creating characters as students audition for and perform in theatrical productions and digital films. Collaboration with technical crews, directors, writers and fellow actors is also stressed through classes, auditions and productions. > more

 

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Following are course descriptions. Check the Annual Schedule to plan your schedule.

 

DRAMA & 101
Introduction to Theatre (5)

Students explore dramatic traditions by reading and analyzing plays from ancient to contemporary times. Previously DRAMA 101. Student option grading.

DRAMA & 101W
Introduction to Theatre (5)

Students explore dramatic traditions by reading and analyzing plays from ancient to contemporary times. Student option grading.

DRAMA 144
Acting 1 (5)

An introduction to the craft of acting. Students learn theory and practice of acting through exercises, rehearsals and games, improving their ability to concentrate, relax, listen, observe and practice empathy. Open to all levels of experience. Previously Drama 151. Student option grading.

DRAMA 145
Acting 2 (5)

A continued practice and introduction to the craft of acting. Students learn the theory and practice of acting through exercises, rehearsals and games, improving their ability to concentrate, relax, listen and observe and practice empathy. Open to all levels of experience. Previously DRAMA 152. Student option grading.

DRAMA 146
Acting 3 (5)

A continued practice and introduction to the craft of acting. Students learn the theory and practice of acting through exercises, rehearsals and games, improving their ability to concentrate, relax, listen and observe and practice empathy. Open to all levels of experience. Previously Drama 153. Student option grading.

DRAMA 155
Acting for Television and Film (3)

Dramatic and commercial acting for work in film, television and commercials. Learn auditioning styles, acting technique and the marketing skills needed for a successful screen acting career. Previously Drama 155. Student option grading.

DRAMA 156
Acting, Writing, Directing for the Camera I (5)

A fast-paced introduction to film and video production. Discussion of films in terms of cinematic styles, acting and screenplay structure along with exercises in acting, directing, writing and filming of original productions. Previously DRAMA 156. Student option grading.

DRAMA 157
Acting, Writing, Directing for the Camera 2 (5)

A continued fast-paced introduction to film and video production. Discussion of films in terms of cinematic styles, acting and screenplay structure along with exercises in acting, directing, writing and filming of original productions. Previously DRAMA 157. Student option grading.

DRAMA 174
Circus Performance: Balance and Motion (3)

Expand dramatic, kinesthetic abilities. Learn juggling, rope walking, other circus skills. Practice theories of balance, motion. Develop historical, international perspectives on performance art. Create dramatic performance as final project. Excellent training for actors. Previously DRAMA 171. Dual listed as PE 174. Student option grading.

DRAMA 207
Theatrical Production (1)

Laboratory for students participating in theatrical and video/film productions for the viewing public including writing, acting, directing, designing, technical theater and/or marketing. Previously DRAMA 207. Student option grading.

DRAMA 208
Theatrical Production (2)

Laboratory for students participating in theatrical and video/film productions for the viewing public including writing, acting, directing, designing, technical theater and marketing. Previously DRAMA 208. Student option grading.

DRAMA 209
Theatrical Production (3)

Laboratory for students participating in theatrical and video/film productions for the viewing public including writing, acting, directing, designing, technical theater and/or marketing. Previously DRAMA 209. Student option grading.

DRAMA 224
Theater Career Planning and Auditioning (2)

Study of possible career opportunities in theater and film productions and the process of selection and application to programs and schools through interviews, resumes. Previously DRAMA 224. Student option grading.

DRAMA 225
Improvisational Theater (2)

A study of individual and ensemble techniques, the course is concerned with developing the ability to respond creatively and improvisationally to a variety of situations. Previously DRAMA 295. Student option grading.

DRAMA 226
Children's Theater Production (5)

A collaborative, student-driven course in which members write, design, and perform an original theatrical production for children and adults. Previously DRAMA 231. Student option grading.

DRAMA 234
Experimental Theater: Faculty Directed (5)

Students explore historical and contemporary non-traditional and experimental theater through the performance of faculty-directed new play scripts. Previously DRAMA 201. Prerequisite: Admission by permission of instructor after audition. Student option grading.

DRAMA 235
Experimental Theater: Student Directed (5)

Explore historical and contemporary non-traditional theater through experimental scripts written, directed, and performed by students. Previously DRAMA 202. Prerequisite: Admission by permission of instructor after audition. Student option grading.

DRAMA 244
Stage Technology (5)

Students examine the fundamental theories, principles, and history ofthe techniques and equipment used for stage scenery, sound, and lighting. Previously DRAMA 210. Student option grading.

DRAMA 245
Beginning Stage Lighting (5)

Immersion in the theories, drafting techniques, and equipment used for stage lighting. Includes instruction in light pilot design and USITT drafting standards. Previously DRAMA 211. Student option grading.

DRAMA 246
Scenic Stage Design I (5)

Practicum in the theories, techniques and practices used in scenic design and in creating stage settings. Previously DRAMA 212. Student option grading.

DRAMA 255
Directing (5)

Theory and practice in directing for stage productions. Attention given to all aspects from selection to actual production. Previously DRAMA 222. Student option grading.

DRAMA 291
Special Topics in Drama (1)

Classes focus on specific issues and/or topics of interest in Drama. Student option grading.

DRAMA 293
Special Topics in Drama (3)

Classes focus on specific issues and/or topics of interest in drama. Previously DRAMA 283.

DRAMA 295
Special Topics in Drama (5)

Classes focus on specific issues and/or topics of interest in drama. Previously DRAMA 285.

DRAMA 297
Individual Project in Drama (1)

Individual project in a specific area of drama. By arrangement with instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission based on evaluation of students' educational and work experience. Mandatory decimal grading.

DRAMA 298
Individual Project in Drama (2)

Individual project in a specific area of drama. By arrangement with instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission based on evaluation of students' educational and work experience. Mandatory decimal grading.

DRAMA 299
Individual Project in Drama (3)

Individual project in a specific area of drama. By arrangement with instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission based on evaluation of students' educational and work experience. Mandatory decimal grading.