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USA Undergraduate/Graduate Bulletin 2007-2008

 

DEPARTMENT OF DRAMATIC ARTS
 

Chair: Leon Van Dyke (251) 460-6305
Professors: Miller, Van Dyke
Associate Professor: Britton
Instructor: Burns

 
Department of Dramatic Arts web site
http://www.southalabama.edu/drama
 
The programs are designed to provide students with a theoretical foundation and a practical proficiency in the arts of theatre.
The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) allows the student to gain a better understanding of the theatre, while the Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) provides professional training in the same field. Both include lectures, workshops, and practical experience in all phases of the theatre.
 

All first-time freshmen must successfully complete CAS 100: New Student Seminar as a degree requirement. Students must enroll during their first term at USA, except for summer-entry students who must enroll in the fall semester following entry.

 
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE IN DRAMA
A minimum of forty-eight semester hours in Dramatic Arts, including DRA 100, DRA 101, DRA 103 (every semester), DRA 120, DRA 150, DRA 210, DRA 340, DRA 350, DRA 351; also one additional hour selected from DRA 100, DRA 101, DRA 102, DRA 300, DRA 301 or DRA 302; one additional three-hour acting course; six hours selected from DRA 130, DRA 131, and/or DRA 132; three hours selected from DRA 330, DRA 431, or DRA 432; and seven elective hours in Drama except DRA 100, DRA 101, DRA 102, DRA 103, DRA 300, DRA 301 or DRA 302. Students pursuing a degree in Drama also must have a minor in another discipline.
 
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MINOR IN DRAMA
A minimum of twenty-four semester hours in Dramatic Arts, including DRA 100, DRA 101, DRA 110, DRA 120, DRA 210, DRA 350, DRA 351; three additional hours selected from DRA 130, 131, 132; and six elective hours in Drama.
 
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MINOR IN DRAMA WITH A CONCENTRATION IN DANCE
Those interested in pursuing this minor should contact the Department of Dramatic Arts for minor requirements.
 
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS DEGREE IN THEATRE ARTS
General Education and Core requirements as listed here and other theatre courses as approved. In addition to the Drama core requirements, an emphasis must be selected in either Acting, Tech/Design or Music Theatre. An additional six hours are required and may be selected from any remaining courses in Dramatic Arts. Students pursuing the BFA in Theatre are not required to have a minor.
 
GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS FOR BFA
I. Communication (6 HRS)
  EH 101, EH 102
II. Humanities (6 HRS)
 

Dramatic Literature: EH 302, EH 322, EH 323, EH 460, EH 461, EH 462, EH 463, EH 472

III. Natural Sciences and Mathematics (11 HRS)
  1. Select 3 hours: MA 110, MA 112, MA 113, MA 115, MA 120, MA 125, or MA 126
  2. 2 Lab Sciences (8 hrs.): AN 210, BLY 101, BLY 102; CH 101, CH 103, CH 131 or CH 141, CH 132 or CH 141, GEO 101, GEO 102, GY 111, GY 112, PH 101, PH 104, PH 114 or PH 201, PH 115 or PH 202
IV. History, Social & Behav. Sciences (12 HRS)
  Anthropology, Geography, History, International Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology
V. BFA in Theatre Arts
  A. Dramatic Arts Core Requirements (31 HRS)
  DRA 100 1 hrs DRA 101 1 hrs
  *DRA 103 4 hrs **DRA 104 3 hrs
  DRA 120 3 hrs DRA 150 3 hrs
  ***DRA 330 3 hrs ***DRA 130 3 hrs
  DRA 332 3 hrs DRA 210 1 hrs
  DRA 350 3 hrs DRA 340 3 hrs
  *DRA 103 is required every semester.
  ** Option for Theatre Design and Technology Concentration: Any 3 hrs. in PE activity courses.
  *** Option for Acting and Music Theatre Concentrations: DRA 131 and DRA 431, or DRA 132 and DRA 432
  B. Select one group:
  Group 1: Performance Concentration (62 HRS)
  DRA 100 1 hrs DRA 300 2 hrs
  DRA 101/301 or DRA 102/302 1 hrs
  DRA 121 3 hrs DRA 132 3 hrs
  DRA 220 3 hrs DRA 221 3 hrs
  DRA 321 3 hrs DRA 320 3 hrs
  DRA 351 3 hrs DRA 400 6 hrs
  Art and/or Music electives 6 hrs
  Additional courses in Dramatic Literature 6 hrs
  Additional elective hours in DRA 16 hrs
  *An additional 3 hrs in Dance may be substituted for DRA 220  
  Group 2: Theatre Design and Technology Concentration (62 HRS)
  DRA 101 1 hrs DRA 301 2 hrs
  DRA 102/302 1 hrs DRA 131 3 hrs
  DRA 132 3 hrs DRA 400 6 hrs
  DRA 351 3 hrs DRA 432 3 hrs
  DRA 431 3 hrs ARH 100 3 hrs
  DRA 490 3 hrs ARH 121 3 hrs
  DRA 494 3 hrs    
  Additional courses in Dramatic Literature 6 hrs
  Additional elective courses in DRA 16 hrs
  Group 3: Music Theatre Concentration (62 HRS)
  DRA 116/416 3 hrs DRA 121 3 hrs
  *DRA 220 3 hrs DRA 320 3 hrs
  DRA 321 3 hrs **MUA 100 0 hrs
  MUE 102 1 hrs MUE 103 1 hrs
  MUO 111/411 8 hrs MUT 112 3 hrs
  MUT 113 3 hrs MUA 124 4 hrs
  MUL 235 2 hrs MUL 236 2 hrs
  MUL 315 3 hrs MUA 322 8 hrs
  Additional elective courses in DRA 12 hrs
  **4 Semesters  
 
 
 
 

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