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DRAMATIC ARTS (DRA)
 
DRA 100 Theatre Workshop: Rehearsal and Performance 1 cr
Practical experience in acting. May be repeated for a maximum of four hours. Prerequisite: Permission of department chair.
 
DRA 101 Theatre Workshop: Technical Production 1 cr
Practical experience in backstage work. May be repeated for a maximum of four hours. Prerequisite: Permission of department chair.
 
DRA 102 Theatre Workshop: Special Activities 1 cr
Practical experience in theatre areas other than acting and technical production. May be repeated for a maximum of four hours. Prerequisite: Permission of department chair.
 
DRA 103 Theatre Symposium 0.5 cr
A symposium required of all full-time drama majors meeting weekly to share and discuss theatre activities. Four hours required for majors for graduation with adjustments made for transfer students.
 
DRA 104, 105 Introduction to Dance I and II 3 cr
Introduction to dance theory, basic ballet, and jazz techniques, and terminology used in theatre dance. Designed to prepare the student for performance.
 
DRA 110 Introduction to Drama 3 cr
A basic survey of theatre practice. Fulfills the Fine Arts requirement for Arts and Sciences. Core Course.
 
DRA 115 Acting for Non-Majors 3 cr
An interactive course designed to introduce the non-major to the art and discipline of acting as both performer and observer. Through a sequence of exercises and practice, the student will be introduced to the actor’s mode of thinking, creating, and working.
 
DRA 120 Acting I 3 cr
A workshop-lecture course introducing a basic process for acting on the stage in the style of modern realism.
 
DRA 121 Acting II 3 cr
A continuation of Acting I, this course emphasizes character development and analysis of classic American texts. Prerequisite: DRA 120 or permission of instructor.
 
DRA 130 Stagecraft 3 cr
A lecture-laboratory course in the fundamentals of stagecraft.
 
DRA 131 Fundamentals of Stage Lighting 3 cr
A lecture-laboratory course in the fundamentals of stage lighting.
 
DRA 132 Costume Fundamentals 3 cr
A lecture-laboratory course in the fundamentals of costuming for the stage, including basic sewing skills as they apply to theatrical costumes.
DRA 133 Computer Graphics for the Theatre (C) 1 cr
An introductory course on computer drafting and graphic design for the stage.
 
DRA 204 Dance Techniques I 3 cr
A review and expansion of technique, vocabulary, and history of ballet, jazz, and theatrical dance. Prerequisites: DRA 104 and 105.
 
DRA 205 Dance Techniques II 3 cr
An exploration of modern dance techniques, vocabulary, and history with ballet as their basis. Prerequisite: DRA 204.
 
DRA 210 Makeup 1 cr
A study of the materials and techniques of theatrical makeup.
 
DRA 220 Stage Movement 3 cr
Through exercises and scene study, student-actors explore movement for the stage. Prerequisite: DRA 121 or permission of instructor.
 
DRA 221 Voice for Actors 3 cr
A workshop-lecture course in speaking voice and articulation for performance. Prerequisite: DRA 121 or permission of instructor.
 
DRA 250 Theatre Management 3 cr
A basic course in the principles of accounting, purchasing, box-office management, house management, and promotion.
 
DRA 261 Creative Dramatics 3 cr
A practical course concerned with improvisational acting with children. Of special interest to students in Education and Leisure Services.
 
DRA 290 Special Topics 3 cr
Theatre and drama topics not covered in regular curriculum. May be repeated when subject varies.
 
DRA 300 Advanced Workshop: Rehearsal and Performance 1 cr
Advanced practical experience in acting. May be repeated for a maximum of four hours. Prerequisites: Junior status and permission of the department chair.
 
DRA 301 Advanced Workshop: Technical Production 1 cr
Advanced practical experience in backstage work. May be repeated for a total of four hours. Prerequisites: Junior status and permission of the department chair.
 
DRA 302 Advanced Workshop: Special Activities 1 cr
Advanced practical experience in theatre areas other than acting or technical production. May be repeated for a total of four hours. Prerequisites: Junior status and permission of the department chair.
 
DRA 310 Playwriting 3 cr
Studies in character, plot development, and the one-act play form. Prerequisite: Permission of department chair.
 
DRA 320 Acting III 3 cr
An in-depth study of character analysis and portrayal, typically "audition techniques." Prerequisite: DRA 121 or permission of instructor.
 
DRA 321 Acting IV 3 cr
A continuation of Acting III, this course emphasizes the techniques of theatrical styles, typically "Shakespeare." Prerequisite: DRA 121 or permission of instructor.
 
DRA 330 Scene Design 3 cr
The fundamentals of scene design for the stage.
 
DRA 332 History of Costume 3 cr
Historical study of dress in relation to costuming for the stage.
 
DRA 340 Directing I 3 cr
The fundamental techniques involved in directing a stage play: analysis, casting, and blocking. Prerequisite: DRA 120.
 
DRA 350 Theatre History I (W)(C) 3 cr
A comprehensive study of the important contributions in theatre art from its beginnings to 1642.
 
DRA 351 Theatre History II (W) 3 cr
A continuation of DRA 350 from the Restoration to the present.
 
DRA 400 Theatre Internship 6 cr
Practical experience in stock, repertory, or touring theatre. Prerequisite: Junior status or permission of department chair.
 
DRA 431 Lighting Design 3 cr
The fundamentals of lighting design for the stage. Prerequisite: DRA 131.
 
DRA 432 Costume Design 3 cr
The fundamentals of costume design for the stage. Prerequisite: DRA 132.
 
DRA 460 Theatre for Youth 3 cr
The reading and production techniques of plays for children and teenagers.
 
DRA 490 Special Topics 3 cr
Various topics of special interest to students of drama. Prerequisite: Permission of department chair.
 
DRA 494 Directed Studies 1-3 cr
Independent study under faculty supervision, involving research, readings, or artistic projects. Prerequisite: Permission of department chair.
 
 

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