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FALL ONLY (limited enrollment, register early) SPECIALIZED COURSE OFFERINGS
DRAM 2351 — ACTING III: Classical Works (3-2-3)
A continuation of the study of creating dramatic character from text through monologues and scene study,
focusing primarily on the analysis, interpretation, and performance of Shakespeare and other classical works.
Prerequisites: DRAM 1352 & 1352, Acting I & II
SPRING ONLY (limited enrollment, register early) SPECIALIZED COURSE OFFERINGS
DRAM 1320 — PLAY READING AND ANALYSIS: Theatre Practicum (3-2-3).
A study of plays written for the stage in terms of genre, style, and period. Basic dramatic theory and criticism
and some historical production techniques are included, along with modern possibilities for production and scene work.
DRAM 2352 — ACTING IV: Acting for Film and TV (3-3-2)
A continuation of the study of creating dramatic characters from text, focusing on the techniques of acting for film and
Prerequisites: DRAM 1351 & 1352, Acting I & II
DRAM 1341 — STAGE MAKE-UP (3-3-2)
The design and execution of make-up for the purpose of developing believable characters. Focus on basic
makeup principles and experience with makeup application. Laboratory and Technical Lab hours required.
DRAM 2331 — STAGECRAFT II: Applied Design (3-2-4)
Further study and application of visual aesthetics of theatre design including scenery, lighting, props. Emphasis on
Prerequisites: DRAM 1310, Stagecraft I
ONGOING (Fall/Spring/Summer) COURSE OFFERINGS
DRAM 1310 — INTRODUCTION TO THEATRE (3-3-0)
A general survey of theater including exploration of dramatic literature, theory, and criticism; production arts,
skills, and crafts; and theater history from 500 BC to the present. Course requires good reading and writing skills.
Attendance at plays and Technical Lab hours required. DRAM 1310, is part of the CORE Curriculum Requirements for
General Education and other degree programs.
DRAM 1351 — ACTING I: Skills & Techniques (3-3-2)
Basic skills and techniques of acting, including increased sensory awareness, ensemble and solo performing, character
analysis, and script analysis. Development of stage presence and characterizations through improvisations and scenes.
Technical Lab hours required.
DRAM 1352 — ACTING II: Dramatic Character & Scene Study (3-3-2)
A study of the process of creating the dramatic character from text to performance with emphasis on scene study
and audition techniques. Technical lab hours required.
Prerequisites: DRAM 1351, Acting I
DRAM 1322 — STAGE MOVEMENT (3-2-3)
This class is a study of the use of the body on stage to communicate character and action. Activities include
exercises in body control, body language, dance, and stage combat designed to provide movement theatre skills for
the student actor, as well as to instill self-awareness, spatial awareness, and tools and techniques for effective
DRAM 2336 — VOICE AND DICTION (3-3-0)
Principles of diction, voice development, and improvement, vocal variety and expressiveness. Focus on various
aspects of using the voice effectively, including volume and projection, rate and phrasing, inflection, and
resonance. Study of the International Phonetic Alphabet to correct and eliminate individual articulation problems.
DRAM 1330 — STAGECRAFT (3-2-4)
Basic skills and techniques of theatrical mounting. Materials and principles of scene construction and
painting, properties, and stage lighting. Participation on technical crews required.
DRAM 1120 — THEATRE WORKSHOP (1-1-3)
Laboratory course in phases of theater. Students assigned areas compatible with experience and/or interest. May
be repeated for a maximum of four credit hours.
SPECIALIZED COURSE OFFERINGS (to be announced)
DRAM 1320 — CREATIVE DRAMATICS: Theatre Practicum (3-2-3)
A course for those interested in helping children learn to enhance their creative abilities through
playmaking. Of special interest to drama majors, elementary education majors, child development majors,
therapeutic recreation majors, and those interested in working with children in a social services or
parks and recreation environment. Required lab involves observation of children in formal and informal
DRAM 1342 — INTRODUCTION TO COSTUME (3-2-3)
A study of the principles and techniques of costume design and construction for the stage. Review of
the costume designer’s duties and responsibilities, and a brief overview of costume history.
DRAM 1161 — MUSICAL THEATER I (1-1-1)
Study and performance of works from the musical theater repertoire.