Drama (DRAM)

DRAM 1310. Introduction to Theatre. 3 Hours.

This course is a general survey of the major fields of dramatic art examined through historical perspective. Emphasis is placed on the various types and styles of scripts, notable playwrights, elementary theory for acting and directing, and basic techniques for costuming, lighting, makeup, and set design. This course is for Drama majors and non-majors, and it satisfies the core-curriculum requirements for three lower-division semester credit hours in visual and performing arts.

DRAM 1351. Acting I. 3 Hours.

This course examines the principles of acting including following stage directions, using stage areas, developing the coordination of voice and body, and practicing improvisation in scenes from plays. Students will gain practical experience with acting by working with college productions.

DRAM 289. Individual Study. 3 Hours.

This course provides individual instruction. Students may repeat the course when topics vary.

DRAM 310. Myths, Mysteries, and Murders. 3 Hours.

This course examines representative works of drama from ancient times through the Renaissance using historical, philosophical, and structural filters to investigate social themes.

DRAM 311. Manners, Modernity, and Masochism. 3 Hours.

This course examines representative works of drama from the Enlightenment through the current era using historical, philosophical, and structural filters to investigate universal social themes.

DRAM 335. Playwriting I. 3 Hours.

This course promotes the development of playwriting skills by examining principles of characterization, dialogue development, and scene structuring.

DRAM 450. Studies in Genre (Drama). 3 Hours.

This course examines representative works of United States musical drama from the nineteenth century to contemporary times using historical, philosophical, and structural filters to investiage universial social themes.

DRAM 489. Independent Study. 3 Hours.

This course provides individual instruction. Students may repeat the course when topics vary.

DRAM 589. Individual Study. 3 Hours.

This course provides individual instruction. Students may repeat the course when topics vary.