Drama Courses

Here is a list of courses offered by the Drama department. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the drama department chair.

 

DRA 111. Theatre Appreciation. 3.0 Credits. Class-3.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

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.

DRA 130. Acting I. 3.0 Credits. Class-0.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-6.0. Work-0.0

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.

DRA 131. Acting II. 3.0 Credits. Class-0.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-6.0. Work-0.0

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.

Prerequisites: Take DRA 130

DRA 135. Acting for the Camera I. 3.0 Credits. Class-1.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-4.0. Work-0.0

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.

DRA 136. Acting for the Camera II. 3.0 Credits. Class-1.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-4.0. Work-0.0

This course provides additional hands-on study of the camera actor's craft. Emphasis is placed on more advanced camera acting theories, auditioning techniques, daytime drama, feature film, and print advertisement performance styles. Upon completion, students should be able to explore their creativity in on-camera performance.

Prerequisites: Take DRA 135

DRA 140. Stagecraft I. 3.0 Credits. Class-0.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-6.0. Work-0.0

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.

DRA 141. Stagecraft II. 3.0 Credits. Class-0.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-6.0. Work-0.0

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 or avocational roles in technical theatre.

Prerequisites: Take DRA 140

DRA 142. Costuming. 3.0 Credits. Class-2.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-2.0. Work-0.0

This course covers the techniques of costume construction and crafts processes. Emphasis is placed on learning costuming techniques, using equipment and materials, and finishing production-appropriate costumes. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of pattern drafting, construction techniques, and costume fitting procedures.

 

DRA 145. Stage Make-Up. 2.0 Credits. Class-1.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-2.0. Work-0.0

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.

DRA 170. Play Production I. 3.0 Credits. Class-0.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-9.0. Work-0.0

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.

DRA 171. Play Production II. 3.0 Credits. Class-0.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-9.0. Work-0.0

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.

Prerequisites: Take DRA 170

DRA 270. Play Production III. 3.0 Credits. Class-0.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-9.0. Work-0.0

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.

Prerequisites: Take DRA 171

DRA 271. Play Production IV. 3.0 Credits. Class-0.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-9.0. Work-0.0

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.

Prerequisites: Take DRA 270