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Drama Course Descriptions

DRAM 1310 Understanding Theater (3 semester hours) Lectures, discussions, and performances designed to explore artistic, philosophical, and psychological dimensions of the theatrical experience. Topics may include analysis of scripts, the nature of the theatre compared to the other performing arts, and the nature of popular entertainments. (3-0) Y
DRAM 1351 Beginning Acting (3 semester hours) Explores acting fundamentals and techniques used in theatre/performance. Material may focus on classic or contemporary drama or original creations. May be repeated for credit as topics vary (9 hours maximum). (3-0) T
DRAM 1360 Beginning Theatre/Performance Ensemble
(3 semester hours) Exploration of dramatic texts and/or ideas of performance. Emphasis may be placed on the conventions required for the theatrical performance of dramatic texts and/or the explorations of putting performance theory into practice. Methods may focus on the process in a way that enriches both the performers' range of expression and their powers of observation. May be repeated for credit as topics vary (6 hours maximum). (3-0-3) YR
DRAM 2364 Musical Theater Workshop (3 semester hours) Training in singing, dancing, and acting for the musical stage. Includes preparation of performance from the works of 20th- and 21st-century composers. May be repeated for credit as topics vary (6 hours maximum). (3-0) TR
DRAM 2370 Intermediate Theatre/Performance Ensemble (3 semester hours) Exploration of dramatic texts and/or ideas of performance. Emphasis may be placed on the conventions required for the theatrical performance of dramatic texts and/or the explorations of putting performance theory into practice. Methods may focus on the process in a way that enriches both the performers' range of expression and their powers of observations. Prerequisite: ARTS 1301 or permission of the instructor. May be repeated for credit as topics vary (6 hours maximum). (3-0-3) YR
DRAM 2371 Beginning Technical Theatre (3 semester hours) Designed to provide an introductory overview of all aspects of technical theatre, encompassing lighting, sound, set, props, and costume procedures, construction, and design. Practical work will reference theatre history and the theoretical foundations of technical theatre. Students will be required to attend weekly lectures and production lab hours. (3-0-3) Y
DRAM 2372 Improvisation
(3 semester hours) Explores the fundamental concerns of the performer's art: relaxation, concentration, movement, voice production, space and expression. Fulfills the public speaking requirement for Teacher Certification. Available to majors in Art and Performance only as a general elective. (3-0-3) TR
DRAM 2373 Languages of the Body (3 semester hours) Explores the fundamental principles and techniques of movement and/or vocal systems and their relationship to diverse forms of theater, performance, media, and alternative stagings. Presented in a participatory workshop setting. Prerequisite: ARTS 1301 or equivalent. May be repeated for credit as topics vary (9 hours maximum). (3-0-3) YR
DRAM 2V71 Independent Study in Drama (1-3 semester hours) Independent study under a faculty member’s direction. Signature of instructor on proposed project outline required. May be repeated for credit (9 hours maximum). ([1-3]-0) R
DRAM 3310 Theatre/Performance Ensemble (3 semester hours) Exploration of dramatic texts and/or ideas of performance. Emphasis may be placed on the conventions required for the theatrical performance of dramatic texts and/or the explorations of putting performance theory into practice. Methods may focus on process in a way that enriches both the performers’ range of expression and their powers of observation. Prerequisite: DRAM 23XX or permission of the instructor. May be repeated for credit (9 hours maximum). (3-0-3) YR
DRAM 3323 Performance in Historical Context (3 semester hours) Studies in theatre and performance art. The course may consider eras such as Classical, Medieval, Renaissance, Realist, Contemporary, or Experimental Avant-Garde in the Western tradition or the performance expressions of Africa, African-Americans, Oceania, Indigenous peoples, Asia, Latino or Native America. May be repeated for credit as topics vary (9 hours maximum). Prerequisite: ARTS 1301 or equivalent. (3-0) T
DRAM 3324 Intermediate Technical Theatre (3 semester hours) Designed to teach the advanced elements of theatrical design, includingprovide advanced instruction of all aspects of technical theatre, encompassing lighting, sound, set, props, and costumes procedures, construction, and design. Practical work will follow the design process from script to conception, through justification to finalized designreference theatre history and the theoretical foundations of technical theatre. Students will be required to attend weekly lectures and production lab hours. Prerequisite: DRAM 2371 or permission of the instructor. (3-0-3) Y
DRAM 3325 Directing and Producing (3 semester hours) The course presents the principles and working methods of directing and producing theatre, performance, and inter-media expressions. Emphasis will be on the development of skills required to bring a text or idea to presentation. Areas of focus will include imagination and conception, image and metaphor, analysis, planning, development-rehearsal process, and production. Will require out of class lab hours. Prerequisite: DRAM 3356 or permission of the instructor. (3-0-3) Y
DRAM 3342 Topics in Theatre (3 semester hours) Topics may include the religious origins of theatre, the adaptation of classical themes in modern theatre, the influence of German expressionism, and the philosophical and technological innovations of modern theatre. May be repeated for credit as topics vary (9 hours maximum). Prerequisite: ARTS 1301 or equivalent or permission of the instructor. (3-0) TR
DRAM 3356 Advanced Acting/Performance (3 semester hours) Material may focus on classic or contemporary drama or on original creations. May be repeated for credit as topics vary (9 hours maximum). Prerequisite: DRAM 1351 or permission of the instructor. (3-0-3) TR
DRAM 3357 Advanced Acting/Performance (3 semester hours) Material may focus on classic or contemporary drama or on original creations. May be repeated for credit (9 hours maximum). Prerequisite: DRAM 1XXX or permission of the instructor. (3-0) T
DRAM 4399 Senior Honors in Drama (3 semester hours) Intended for students conducting independent research for honors theses or projects. Signature of instructor on proposed project outline required. (3-0) R
DRAM 4V71 Independent Study in Drama (1 3 semester hours) Independent study under a faculty member’s direction. Signature of instructor on proposed project outline required. May be repeated for credit (9 hours maximum). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, and completion of all lower-division requirements in AP, and permission of the instructor. ([1 3] 0) R

 

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