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Drama

DRAM 1311 - Voice and Diction (3 credits)

Voice mechanism, theory and practice of voice production designed to improve voice quality, pronunciation and articulation. Same as SPCH 1311. (TCCN: DRAM 2336) Fee: $15. Offered: Fall, Spring.

DRAM 2190-2690 Selected Issues in Drama (1-6 credits)

Introduction to specialized topic(s) chosen by instructor. May be repeated for credit when topics vary.

DRAM 2301 - Theater Appreciation (3 credits)

Survey of art and craft of theater; performances of selected plays selected plays studied for their theatrical interpretations. (TCCN: DRAM 1310). Offered: Fall.

DRAM 2310 - Introduction to Film (3 credits)

Exploration of cinematic medium as an art form; study of the technical elements which create the language of film; critiques of selected classic and contemporary films. Film-viewing lab required. Same as ARTS 2363. Prerequisite: ENGL 1313 or consent of instructor. Fee: $10. Offered: Spring of odd-numbered years.

DRAM 2312 - Oral Communication (3 credits)

A study of the theories and the practice of techniques for extemporaneous talks, prepared speeches, oral presentations and interviews and the development of presence for a live audience (i.e. stage, boardroom or classroom) and electronic media (television, radio, and video conferencing). Same as SPCH 2312. Offered: Fall, Spring.

DRAM 2316 - Nonlinear Digital Editing (3 credits)

Basics of nonlinear digital editing; emphasis on working with Final Cut Pro interface; creating, refining, and completing rough cuts; applying transitions; mixing audio tracks, creating titles, adding special effects/filters; and finishing/outputting final cuts. Fee $30. Offered: Fall.

DRAM 2319 - Producing for Film/TV/Theater (3 credits)

Fundamentals of producing, films, television programs and stage productions from pre-production and production to distribution and exhibition. Emphasis on producer's role as project developer, fundraiser, and supervisor. Offered: Fall of odd-numbered years.

DRAM 2320 - Television Production I (3 credits)

Introductory workshop on directing for multi-camera studio productions. Emphasis on script/shot breakdown and storyboarding, blocking and staging actors, and light, sound, and set design for multi-camera studio productions. Fee: $30. Offered: Fall.

DRAM 2321 - Acting (3 credits)

Analysis of the script, acting principles, interpretation and characterization. (TCCN: DRAM 2321) Fee: $15. Offered: Fall, Spring.

DRAM 2330 - Digital Film Production I (3 credits)

Beginning digital film production workshop. Emphasis on documentary and narrative video production. Students are required to produce, direct, and edit at least two narrative productions and two documentary productions 5-10 minutes in length and one narrative and one documentary production 10-15 minutes in length. Fee: $30. Offered: Spring of even-numbered years.

DRAM 2351 - Technical Production (3 credits)

Introduction to theories and techniques of stagecraft; includes scenery and costume construction, light, and backstage organization. Theoretical class work will be supplemented by actual construction of scenery and crew work for University theater productions. (TCCN: 1330). Offered: Fall.

DRAM 2370 - Stage Makeup (3 credits)

An introductory course on the techniques and application of makeup as it applies to stage, film and television. Fee: $50. Same as: COMM 2370. Offered: Fall of odd-numbered years.

DRAM 2372 - Stage Combat (3 credits)

Introductory course on hand to hand combat and sword work techniques used when staging combat sequences in live stage and film productions. Fee: $25. Same as COMM 2372. Offered: Fall of odd-numbered years.

DRAM 3101 - Drama Rehearsal and Performance (3 credits)

Practicum in actual production. May be repeated three times. Offered: Fall, Spring.

DRAM 3312 - Film Studies (3 credits)

In-depth study of specialized topics in film, which may include Genre Studies, Auteur Studies, Film History (American/Asian/European). May be repeated for credit when topics vary. Offered: Fall of odd-numbered years.

DRAM 3320 - Television Production II (3 credits)

Advanced television production workshop. Emphasis on the development and producing of talk show, news magazine, and sitcom/drama format programming. Students are required to develop, write and produce one 30-minute talk show or news magazine program and one 30-minute sitcom/drama pilot. Prerequisites: DRAM 2320 or consent of instructor Fee: $30. Offered: Spring of odd numbered years.

DRAM 3322 - Writing the Short Screenplay (3 credits)

Techniques for developing ideas and materials for screenplay 15 to 20 minutes in length. Requires completion of a complete major scene treatment and a completed final draft. Same as ENGL 3315. Prerequisite: Three semester hours of sophomore-level literature or consent of instructor. Offered: Fall of even numbered years.

DRAM 3325 - Intermediate Acting (3 credits)

Workshop and study of various techniques and theories of the interpretation and style of acting for major periods: Greek to Modern. Prerequisite: DRAM 2321. Fee: $15. Offered: Spring of odd-numbered years.

DRAM 3331 - Directing I (3 credits)

Workshop and study of the fundamentals of directing for theater and film. Includes script analysis, casting, staging, rehearsal, and production/performance. Prerequisite: DRAM 2321. Offered: Fall.

DRAM 3332 - Directing II (3 credits)

Advanced directing workshop. Emphasis on rehearsal, staging performance and production. Students are required to cast, direct and produce a one-act play. Prerequisite: DRAM 3331 or permission of instructor. Offered: Spring.

DRAM 3341 - Design (3 credits)

Introduction to and application of scenic, costume and lighting design. Includes drawing, painting, and model making techniques for the expression of theatrical design. Fee: $15. Offered: Spring.

DRAM 3370 - Stage Movement (3 credits)

Workshop and study of specialized topics in stage movement, which may include: Stage Combat (Sword and Hand-to-Hand), Dance, and Experimental. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. Prerequisites: DRAM 2321. Fee: $20. Offered: Spring of even-numbered years.

DRAM 3381 - History of Theater and Dramatic Literature I (3 credits)

Study of dramatic literature and production; development of theater from Greek Drama to 19th century. Offered: Fall of odd-numbered years.

DRAM 3382 - History of Theater and Dramatic Literature II (3 credits)

Study of dramatic literature and production; development of theater from 19th century to the present. Offered: Fall of even-numbered years.

DRAM 3383 - Dramatic Literature (3 credits)

Same as ENGL 3322.

DRAM 4191-4691 Selected Topics in Drama (1-6 credits)

In-depth study of specialized topic chosen by instructor. May be repeated for credit when topics vary.

DRAM 4310 - History of Television (3 credits)

Examination of the development of television, including television pioneers, emergence of various genres types of programming and projections for the future of the medium. Offered: Spring of odd-numbered years.

DRAM 4318 - Writing for Television (3 credits)

Techniques for the development and writing of a prospectus and telescripts for television. Topics may include Sitcoms, Dramas, and New Magazines/Talk Shows. Students are required to complete a project prospectus and a final draft of an applicable telescript. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. Same as ENGL 4318. Offered: Fall of even-numbered years.

DRAM 4320 - Screenwriting (3 credits)

Techniques for developing ideas and material for a full-length screenplay 90-120 minutes. Students are required to complete a major scene treatment and a final draft of a full-length screenplay. Same as ENGL 4320. Prerequisite: DRAM 3322, ENGL 3315 or consent of professor. Offered: Spring of odd-numbered years.

DRAM 4321 - Acting for the Camera (3 credits)

Practice and study of fundamental techniques required in acting before the camera in film and television. Emphasis on truthful acting within the medium of the camera. Voice and movement, blocking, memorization and audition techniques. The business of film/tv acting will also be explored. Course will culminate in a live taping of selected scenes, monologues and commercials. Fee: $30. Offered: Fall.

DRAM 4322 - Advanced Acting (3 credits)

In-depth workshop and study of specialized topics of acting, which may include: Shakespearean Verse, Improvisation, Stanislavski technique, Strasberg Technique. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. Prerequisites: DRAM 2321, DRAM 3325. Fee: $20. Offered: Spring of odd-numbered years.

DRAM 4331 - Directing III (3 credits)

Advanced theater directing workshop. Emphasis on directing and producing. Students are required to cast, direct, and produce a full-length play. Prerequisite: DRAM 3332 or permission instructor. Fee: $50. Offered: Spring of odd-numbered years.

DRAM 4351 - Digital Film Production II (3 credits)

Advanced digital film production workshop. Emphasis on documentary and narrative digital film production. Students are required to produce, direct, and edit the final cut of one narrative or one documentary production 15-20 minutes in length. Fee: 30. Offered: Spring of odd-numbered years.

DRAM 4371 - Playwriting (3 credits)

In depth workshop and study of specialized topics of dramatic writing for te stage, which may include the 10-Minute Play, the One Act Play and the Full-Length Play. Emphasis on dramatic structure, character development, and dialogue. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. Prerequisites: Three semester hours of sophomore level literature. Offered: Spring odd-numbered years.

DRAM 4381 - Shakespeare (3 credits)

Same as ENGL 4373.

DRAM 4390 - Film and Television Internship (3 credits)

Supervised professional field experience in film and/or television; must include production of materials for senior portfolio. Prerequisites: 12 advanced hours in DRAM or permission of instructor. Offered: Fall, Spring.

DRAM 4393 - Theater Practicum (3 credits)

Faculty-supervised off-campus training of qualified students in cooperating theaters; students may work in areas of performance, design, direction, management, production, or promotion. Prerequisites: DRAM 3331 plus 6 additional advanced hours in drama. Offered: Fall, Spring.

DRAM 4690 - Film and Television Internship (6 credits)

Supervised professional field experience in film and/or television; must include production of materials for senior portfolio. Prerequisites: 12 advanced hours in DRAM or permission of instructor. Offered: Fall, Spring.