Drama
INTRO TO THEATRE
DRMA&101
3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
Overview of theatre. Roles of the actor, director, designers, and playwrights. Evolution of theatre through the ages. [HA, SE]
ACTING I - DRAMA
DRMA 140
4 Credits
33 hours of lecture - 22 hours of lab
Techniques and principles of acting. [HB, SE]
ACTING II - THEATRE
DRMA 141
4 Credits
33 hours of lecture - 22 hours of lab
Continuation of DRMA 140. Emphasis on scene study, characterization, and period styles of acting. Prerequisite: DRMA 140 (or THEA 140). [HB, SE]
ACTING III - TELEVISION
DRMA 142
3 Credits
22 hours of lecture - 22 hours of lab
Techniques for television and film performance. Basic production realities relevant to actors. Students will perform before the cameras and, when possible, work behind them. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in DRMA 140 (or THEA 140). [HB, SE]
CHILDREN'S THEATRE I
DRMA 143
5 Credits
22 hours of lecture - 66 hours of lab
College students performing for children. Examine, produce, perform, and tour a play for children. Performances styles for children, touring scenery techniques, and tour management. Formerly THEA 143. [HB, SE]
CHILDREN'S THEATRE II
DRMA 144
5 Credits
22 hours of lecture - 66 hours of lab
College students performing for children. Examine, produce, perform, and tour a play for children. Performance styles for children, touring scenery techniques, and tour management. Prerequisite: DRMA 143 (or THEA 143). [HB,SE]
CHILDREN'S THEATRE III
DRMA 145
5 Credits
22 hours of lecture - 66 hours of lab
College students performing for children. Examine, produce, perform, and tour a play for children. Performance styles for children, touring scenery techniques and tour management. Prerequisite: DRMA 144 (or THEA 144). [HB, SE]
BASIC STAGECRAFT
DRMA 150
4 Credits
22 hours of lecture - 22 hours of lab
Principles and techniques of scenery construction and painting. Students will also learn the use of shop tools. [HB, SE]
STAGE MAKE-UP
DRMA 152
3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
Design and application of stage make-up. Formerly THEA 152. [HB, SE]
PLAY PRODUCTION AND PERFORMANCE I
DRMA 171
2 Credits
44 hours of lab
Practical experience with varied aspects of actual theatrical production. Acting, directing, scene construction, lighting, makeup and publicity. Class will begin the third week of the quarter. [HB, SE]
PLAY PRODUCTION AND PERFORMANCE II
DRMA 172
2 Credits
44 hours of lab
Practical experience with varied aspects of actual theatrical production. Acting, directing, scene construction, lighting, makeup and publicity. Class will begin the third week of the quarter. Prerequisite: DRMA 171 (or THEA 171). [HB, SE]
PLAY PRODUCTION AND PERFORMANCE III
DRMA 173
2 Credits
44 hours of lab
Practical experience with varied aspects of actual theatrical production. Acting, directing, scene construction, lighting, makeup and publicity. Class will begin the third week of the quarter. Prerequisite: DRMA 172 (or THEA 172). [HB, SE]
COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE
DRMA 199
1 - 5 Credits
165 hours of clinical
Supervised work experience in the community, completion of specific learning objectives and employer evaluation. Completion of, or concurrent enrollment in, HDEV 195, 198, or 200 required. Prerequisite: Conset of Instructional Unit. [GE]
IMPROVISATION FOR LIFE AND THEATER
DRMA 240
4 Credits
33 hours of lecture - 22 hours of lab
Introduction to theater improvisation techniques for the stage as well as business, educational, and therapeutic settings. Topics cover role plays, theater games, ice breakers, and storytellings. Activities include lecture, demonstration, exercise, and performance. Students both lead and participate in these activities. Students build skills in creativity, spontaneity, facilitation, collaboration, performance, problem-solving, and positive, whole-brained thinking. No acting or improv experience necessary. [HB, SE]
CHILDREN'S THEATRE IV
DRMA 243
5 Credits
22 hours of lecture - 66 hours of lab
Study, produce and perform a play for children. Performance styles for children, touring scenery techniques and tour management. Prerequisite: DRMA 145 (or THEA 145). [HB, SE]
CHILDREN'S THEATRE V
DRMA 244
5 Credits
22 hours of lecture - 66 hours of lab
Study, produce and perform a play for children. Performance styles for children, touring scenery techniques and tour management. Prerequisite: DRMA 243 (or THEA 243). [HB, SE]
CHILDREN'S THEATRE VI
DRMA 245
5 Credits
22 hours of lecture - 66 hours of lab
Study, produce and perform a play for children. Performance styles for children, touring scenery techniques and tour management. Prerequisite: DRMA 244 (or THEA 244). [HB, SE]
STAGE LIGHTING DESIGN
DRMA 250
3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
Techniques and principles of stage and TV lighting design. Use of instruments and light control systems with a special emphasis on computerized light control. [HB, SE]
PLAY PRODUCTION AND PERFORMANCE IV
DRMA 271
2 Credits
44 hours of lab
Practical experience with varied aspects of actual theatrical production. Acting, directing, scene construction, lighting, makeup and publicity. Class will begin the third week of the quarter. Prerequisite: DRMA 173 (or THEA 173). [HB, SE]
PLAY PRODUCTION AND PERFORMANCE V
DRMA 272
2 Credits
44 hours of lab
Practical experience with varied aspects of actual theatrical production. Acting, directing, scene construction, lighting, makeup and publicity. Class will begin the third week of the quarter. Prerequisite: DRMA 271 ( or THEA 271). [HB, SE]
PLAY PRODUCTION AND PERFORMANCE VI
DRMA 273
2 Credits
44 hours of lab
Practical experience with varied aspects of actual theatrical production. Acting, directing, scene construction, lighting, makeup and publicity. Class will begin the third week of the quarter. Prerequisite: DRMA 272 (or THEA 272). [HB, SE]
SELECTED TOPICS
DRMA 280
1 - 3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
Varying topics in theatre, as listed in the quarterly class schedule. May be repeated for credit. [SE]
SPECIAL PROJECTS
DRMA 290
1 - 5 Credits
Opportunity to plan, organize and complete special projects approved by the department in the areas of stage direction, scene lighting, costume design, make-up design, production or theatre history. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructional Unit. [GE]