2017-18 Catalog

Drama

Courses

DRAM 1100. Transitioning to University Studies in Theatre. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 1 Hour, Lab: 1 Hour).

Practical study designed to prepare the student for university life, aid in the development of skills for academic success, promote personal growth and responsibility, and encourage active involvement in the learning process from an individual college perspective. These skill sets are presented in the context of theatre disciplines.

DRAM 1108. Production Crafts Practicum. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 3 Hours).

Construction of scenery in a laboratory situation and through theatrical and television production. May be taken up to 3 times for credit.

DRAM 1220. Theatre Practicum. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 1 Hour, Lab: 4 Hours).

Participation in and analysis of one or more full-length plays, reader's theatre, production, or an evening of interpretation. Must be taken 2 times since course content changes.

DRAM 1310. Introduction to Theater. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

A beginning theatre course providing a survey of the fields of theatre activity. The course provides an introductory knowledge of all phases of drama: literature, Performance, theatre plants, design, costuming, and types of drama. Participation in a college theatre production is encouraged.

DRAM 1330. Stagecraft I. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 3 Hours).

The study of technical procedures employed in planning, building, painting, and lighting scenery. Backstage participation in play production as an active set builder and crew member will be required. Stage lighting will be approached from its practical and aesthetic value as a contributing factor to production. Prerequisite: 6 hrs of DRAM/THEA courses or equivalent experience. Lab fee $10.

DRAM 1341. Makeup. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 2 Hours).

Design and application of make-up for the stage; areas explored include theory, color, character analysis, materials, old age, three-dimensional, and fantasy make-up.

DRAM 1351. Acting I. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 3 Hours).

Introduction to the art of acting through basic theory and technique. Participation in college theatre production is encouraged.

DRAM 1352. Acting II. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 3 Hours).

An analytical approach to acting with emphasis on techniques of characterization, stage presence, and movement. Special attention will be given to the role of the actor as an integral member of an ensemble effort. Theories of acting and of acting styles will also be studied. Participation in a college theatre production is encouraged.

DRAM 2331. Stagecraft II. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 3 Hours).

The study of theatrical costuming and its application in contemporary theatre. Theory on costuming will be applied in laboratory situations and through theatrical production. Lab fee $10.

DRAM 2336. Voice for the Theatre. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Oral presentation of literary forms with emphasis on the vocal mechanism and phonetics. Interpretative readings in prose, poetry, and drama are directed to help students gain a sensitivity to literary genre and develop effective speech habits through vocal analysis, guided practice, and class drills emphasizing pronunciation, enunciation, and articulation. Credit for both DRAM 2336 and COMM/SPCH 1342 will not be awarded.

DRAM 2361. History of the Theatre I. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Theatre from its origins to 1750; plays, playwrights, actors, costumes, scenic arts of each period as related to events of period and to contemporary theatre.

DRAM 2362. History of the Theatre II. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Theatre since 1750; plays, playwrights, actors, costumes, scenic arts of each period as related to events of period and to contemporary theatre. Prerequisite: DRAM 2361 or approval of department head.

DRAM 3300. Scene Design and Construction. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 3 Hours).

The study of the elements of a design used to capture mood, atmosphere, and idea of a play; designing to scale, and drawing ground plans and elevations; technical elements of scene construction. Students must work set crew for theatrical production as laboratory.

DRAM 3301. Costume Design and Construction. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 3 Hours).

Studies in stage costuming; history, characterization, fabrics, construction and design. A lecture and laboratory course including student planning, illustration, construction, and designing of costumes for University productions. Prerequisite: Technical Theatre II or equivalent experience.

DRAM 3302. Directing. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 3 Hours).

Basic techniques for the stage including scene interpretation, pictorial composition, movement and rehearsal routine. Students will direct and supervise production of short plays.

DRAM 3303. Lighting for the Theatre. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 3 Hours).

History and techniques of lighting for the stage. Major emphasis is placed on design and practical application. Prerequisite: Technical Theatre I or equivalent experience. Lab fee $10.

DRAM 3304. Sound for the Theatre. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 3 Hours).

Techniques of sound for the stage, including multi-track recording, editing, and the study of microphones. Major emphasis is placed on practical application. Prerequisites: DRAM 1330 or equivalent experience. Lab fee $10.

DRAM 3373. Theatre for the Classroom. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Theories and practical application of Theatre in the classroom with children and adolescents.

DRAM 3400. Theatre for Young People. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

The history, philosophy, production, and performance of theatre for young people.

DRAM 4086. Theatre Problems. 1-6 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 1-6 Hours).

A course featuring independent study in theatre. Research and discussion under personal direction of an instructor. Topics will vary according to student need. Open to students of senior classification with approval of department head.

DRAM 4300. Shakespeare. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

A study in depth of representative types of Shakespeare's dramas and poetry. Credit for both ENGL 4300 and DRAM 4300 will not be awarded. Prerequisites: 12 hours of ENGL or approval of department head.

DRAM 4304. Dramatic Theory & Criticism. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours). [WI]

A study of the philosophy of aesthetics in theatre and the arts. From the works of various philosophers, directors and actors beginning with Aristotle to contemporary writers.

DRAM 4307. Theatre Management. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 3 Hours).

Theatre management, promotion, finances, organization, emphasis on contract negotiations, planning and use of facilities. A lecture-laboratory course applied to a producing theatre operation and plant. Lab fee $5.

DRAM 4384. Internship. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 3 Hours).

Minimum of 6 weeks of full-time experience with a professional theatre company approved by the department head. (May be repeated once for a total of 6 hours of academic credit.) Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or permission of department head. Field experience fee $50.

DRAM 4385. Theatre Seminar. 1-3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 1-3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

A course open to Theatre students. Topics vary according to student need. May be taken up to three times for credit, for a maximum of 9 hours.