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Drama Courses

Our new Field of Study is designed for students to earn their Associate of Arts with an emphasis in Drama in two years and transfer all credits to any Bachelor of Arts program in the state of Texas. Programs in Performance, Design/Technical Theatre, and a General Theatre track are available. To view these programs of study, click the links below.

Performance

Design/Technical Theatre

General Track

Course Description

DRAM 1120, 1121, 2120, 2121 - Theatre Practicum

1 Credits (3 hrs. lab.) This course is open to all students interested in theatrical production and is recommended for all students participating in productions. Credit is earned for technical work (costuming, lighting, set construction, publicity and make-up), performance work, or other participation as designated by departmental faculty. It may be taken for four credit hours maximum. [DRAM 1120,1121, 2120, 2121] (5005065326) Prerequisite: College Level Readiness in Reading AND Writing

DRAM 1310 - Theatre Appreciation

3 Credits (3 hrs. lec.) Survey of theater including its history, dramatic works, stage techniques, production procedures, and relation to other art forms. Participation in productions may be required. (5005015126) Prerequisite: College Level Readiness in Reading AND Writing

DRAM 1322 – Stage Movement

3 Credits (3 hrs. lec.) Basic postural alignment and movement, emphasis on body awareness and rhythm. (5005065426) Prerequisite: College Level Readiness in Reading AND Writing

DRAM 1330 - Stagecraft I

3 Credits (2 hrs. lec., 4 hrs. lab.) Study and application of the methods and components of theatrical production which may include one or more of the following: theatre facilities, scenery construction, and painting, properties, lighting, costume, makeup, sound, and theatrical management. (5005025126) Prerequisite: College Level Readiness in Reading AND Writing

DRAM 1351 - Acting I

3 Credits (3 hrs. lec.) An introduction to the fundamental principles and tools of acting as used in auditions, rehearsals, and performances. This may include ensemble performing, character and script analysis, and basic theatre terminology. This exploration will emphasize the development of the actor’s instrument: voice, body and imagination. (5005065126) Prerequisite: College Level Readiness in Reading AND Writing

DRAM 1352 - Acting II

3 Credits (3 hrs. lec.) Exploration and further training within the basic principles and tools of acting, including an emphasis on critical analysis of oneself and others. The tools include ensemble performing, character and script analysis, and basic theater terminology. This will continue the exploration of the development of the actor’s instrument: voice, body and imagination. (5005065126) Prerequisite: College Level Readiness in Reading AND Writing

DRAM 2336 - Voice for the Theatre

3 Credits (3 hrs. lec.) This course covers the basic principles of voice production and development, including diction as it applies to the interpretation of selected literature. Intensive practical application through classroom exercises and special projects is required. (5005065226) Prerequisite: College Level Readiness in Reading AND Writing

DRAM 2366 - Film Appreciation

3 Credits (3 hrs. lec.) Survey and analyze cinema including history, film techniques, production procedures, selected motion pictures and cinema’s impact on and reflection of society. (5006025126) Prerequisite: College Level Readiness in Reading AND Writing

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