Fall 2016 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions

Hibbs, Shelby
Discipline and Number
DRAM 1310 Section 001
MWF Time 3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
Course Title
understanding Theater

Description of Course:

Lectures, discussions, interactive workshops, and performances designed to explore artistic, social, and historical dimensions of the theatrical experience.
Topics include the actor's process, theatrical genres, creating theatre, and the social impact of performance.

Students will explore contemporary drama, gaining expertise regarding the creation of plays and performances. This course offers an overview of theatre practices from artists to genre to improvisation to musical theatre to theatre of the oppressed.

Required Texts:

The Creative Spirit by Stephanie Arnold, 6th edition

Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:

Students will attend two plays or musicals during the semester and write a reflective paper on their experience. One of these plays must be UTD's fall production of Avenue Q.

The culminating project in this class is the creation of a short play, working in small groups with other students.

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