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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 (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 studied for their theatrical interpretations (TCCN: DRAM 1310). Offered: Fall.

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). Offered: Fall, Spring.

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 2321 - ACTING (3 Credits)

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

DRAM 2351 - TECHNICAL PRODUCTION (3 Credits)

Introduction to theories and techniques of stagecraft; includes scenery and costume construction, lighting, 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. 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. Offered: Fall of odd-numbered years.

DRAM 3101 - DRAMA REHEARSAL AND PERFORMANCE (1 Credit)

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 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 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 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. Offered: Fall of even-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 4371 - PLAYWRITING (3 Credits)

In-depth workshop and study of specialized topics of dramatic writing for the 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 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.