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Drama (BA)

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General Education Requirements 53-57 Hours)

Area I - Written Composition (2 Courses, 6 Hours)

  1. 3 hours:  EH 101

  2. 3 hours:  EH 102

Area II - Humanities & Fine Arts (5 Courses, 15 Hours)

  1. 3 hours:  CA 110

  2. 3 hours from:  EH 215, EH 216, EH 225, EH 226, EH 235, EH 236

  3. 3 hours from:  ARH 100, ARH 103, ARH 123, ARS 101, DRA 110, MUL 101

  4. 6 hours from:  AFR 101, ARH 100, ARH 103, ARH 123, ARH 203, ARS 101, CLA 110, DRA 110, EH 215, EH 216, EH 225, EH 226, EH 235, EH 236, LG 101, LG 102, LG 111, LG 112, LG 121, LG 122, LG 131, LG 132, LG 141, LG 142, LG 151, LG 152, LG 153, LG 171, LG 172, LG 173, LG 201, LG 202, LG 211, LG 212, LG 213, LG 221, LG 222, LG 231, LG 232, LG 234, LG 241, LG 242, 251, LG 252, LG 271, LG 272, LG 273, LGS 101, LGS 102, LGS 106, LGS 107, LGS 110, LGS 111, LGS 131, LGS 141, LGS 142, LGS 161, LGS 162, LGS 171, LGS 172, LGS 181, LGS 182, LGS 201, LGS 202, LGS 206, LGS 207, LGS 210, LGS 211, LGS 241, LGS 242, LGS 261, LGS 262, LGS 281, LGS 282, MUL 101, PHL 110, PHL 120, PHL 121, PHL 131, PHL 231, PHL 240, REL 100, REL 200, REL 201

Area III – Natural Sciences & Mathematics (3 Courses & Labs, 11-14 Hours)

  1. 3-4 hours from:  MA 110, MA 112, MA 113, MA 115, MA 120, MA 125, MA 126, MA 227, MA 237, MA 238

  2. 8-10 hours from:  AN 121 & AN 121L, BLY 101 & BLY 101L or BLY 121 & BLY 121L, BLY 102 & BLY 102L or BLY 122 & BLY 122L, CH 101 & CH 101L, CH 103 & CH 103L, CH 131 & CH 131L, CH 132 & CH 132L, GEO 101 & GEO 101L, GEO 102 & GEO 102L, GY 111 & GY 111L, GY 112 & GY 112L, MAS 134 & MAS 134L, PH 101 & PH 101L, PH 104 & PH 104L, PH 114 & PH 114L, PH 115 & PH 115L, PH 201 & PH 201L, PH 202 & PH 202L.  Note: BLY 121 and BLY 122 are restricted to Arts and Sciences science majors, Allied Health science majors, Engineering majors, and Computer Science majors. Students cannot receive credit for both BLY 101 and BLY 121 or for both BLY 122 and BLY 102.

Area IV – History, Social & Behavioral Sciences (4 Courses, 12 Hours)

  1. 3 hours from:  HY 101, HY 102, HY 135, HY 136

  2. 9 hours from:  AN 100, AN 101, CA 100, CA 211, CJ 105, ECO 215, ECO 216, GEO 114, GEO 115, GS 101, HY 101, HY 102, HY 135, HY 136, IS 100, IST 201, NAS 101, PSC 130, PSY 120, PSY 250, SY 109, SY 112

Area V (3 Courses, 9-10 Hours)

  1.  Foreign Language. 6 hours from any one group:

    LG 101 & LG 102, LGS 106 & LGS 107, LGS 110 & LGS 111, LG 111 & LG 112 or proficiency test or LG 113, LG 121 & LG 122, LG 131 & LG 132 or proficiency test or LG 134, LGS 131 & LGS 132, LG 141 & LG 142, LGS 141 & LGS 142, LG 151 & LG 152 or proficiency test or LG 153, LGS 161 & LGS 162, LG 171 & LG 172 or LG 173, LGS 171 & LGS 172, LGS 181 & LGS 182 

    Students may fulfill the foreign language requirement by passing a proficiency test offered by the Department of Modern Languages and Literature at the level equivalent to the second semester of the foreign language sequence, or by passing another test (e.g., AP (Advanced Placement) or CLEP (College Level Examination Program) at the equivalent level). Students who pass a proficiency test at the level equivalent to first semester of the foreign language sequence are required to complete only the second semester and will fulfill the foreign language requirement with 3 credit hours of course work.

  2.  Natural Sciences/Math. 3-4 hour lab science or math/stat course from:

    AN 121 & AN 121L, BLY 101 & BLY 101L or BLY 121 & BLY 121L, BLY 102 & BLY 102L or BLY 122 & BLY 122L, CH 101 & CH 101L, CH 103 & CH 103L, CH 131 & CH 131L, CH 132 & CH 132L, GEO 101 & GEO 101L, GEO 102 & GEO 102L, GY 111 & GY 111L, GY 112 & GY112L, MAS 134 & MAS 134L, PH 101 & PH 101L, PH 104 & PH 104L, PH 114 & PH 114L, PH 115 & PH 115L, PH 201 & PH 201L, PH 202 & PH 202L,  ST 210, MA 113- 299 (except 201 and 202).

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Students must complete a 6 credit hour sequence either in literature (Area II – EH 215 & EH 216, EH 225 & EH 226, or EH 235 & EH 236) or history (Area IV – HY 101 & HY 102 or HY 135 & HY 136

Major Requirements (45 Hours)

Drama Major Core (18 Courses, 45 Hours)

  1. 30  hours: DRA 100, DRA 101, DRA 120, DRA 130, DRA 131, DRA 132, DRA 150, DRA  210, DRA 340, DRA 350, DRA 351, DRA 480

  2. 1 additional hour from: DRA 100, DRA 101, DRA 102, DRA 300, DRA 301, or DRA 302

  3. 4 hours from:  DRA 103

  4. 3 hours from:  DRA 220, DRA 221, or DRA 323

  5. 3 hours from:  DRA 330, DRA 331, or DRA 432

  6. 4 additional electives hours in DRA (not from DRA 100, DRA 101, DRA 102, DRA 103, DRA 300, DRA 301, or DRA 302)

Minor Requirements (22 Hours)

A minor is required for this degree program


Notes:

* Recommended Course

 


Additional Information

 

  

Drama (BA): Drama (120 Total Hours)

First Year - Fall Semester

Course ID Course Description Hours
EH 101 English Composition I 3
MA 110 Finite Mathematics 3
DRA 103 Threatre Symposium .5
DRA 120 Acting I 3
HY 101 World Civilization I 3
CAS 100 First Year Experience 2
     
      Total Hours  14.5

First Year - Spring Semester

Course ID Course Description Hours
EH 102 English Composition II 3
HY 102 World Civilization II 3
DRA 103 Theatre Symposium .5
DRA 131 Lighting Fundamentals 3
DRA 150  Text Analysis 3
CA 110 Public Speaking 3
     
      Total Hours 15.5 

Second Year - Fall Semester

Course ID Course Description Hours
DRA 103 Theatre Symposium .5
DRA 132 Costume Fundamentals 3
DRA 210 Makeup 1
DRA 323 Acting II 3
Lab Sciences **Area III, B 4
     3
     
     
      Total Hours  14.5

Second Year - Spring Semester

Course ID Course Description Hours
DRA 103 Theatre Symposium .5
DRA 100 Threatre Workshop 1
DRA 330, DRA 331 or DRA 432 Design class (Scenic, Lighting or Costume) 3
Lab Sciences **Area III, B 4
Fine Arts **Area II, C 3
Literature **Area II, D 3
     
      Total Hours 14.5 

Third Year - Fall Semester

Course ID Course Description Hours
DRA 103 Theatre Symposium .5
DRA 101 Theatre Workshop 1
DRA 350 Theatre History I 3
DRA 130 Stagecraft 3
Foreign Language **Area II, B 3
Hum/Fine Arts **Area II, E 3
Minor   3
      Total Hours 16.5 

Third Year - Spring Semester

Course ID Course Description Hours
DRA 103 Theatre Symposium .5
DRA 300, DRA 301 or DRA 302 Theatre Workshop 1
DRA 351 Theatre History Ii 3
DRA 480 Capstone 3
Foreign Language **Area II, B 3
HY/Social/Behavorial Sciences **Area IV, B 3
Minor   3
      Total Hours 16.5 

Fourth Year - Fall Semester

Course ID Course Description Hours
DRA 103 Theatre Symposium .5
DRA 340 Directing 3
Hum/Fine Arts **Area II, E 3
Minor    9
     
     
      Total Hours 16.5 

Fourth Year - Spring Semester

Course ID Course Description Hours
DRA 103 Theatre Symposium .5
DRA Additional Drama courses 4
HY/Social/Behavioral Sciences **Area IV, B 3
Minor   6
     
      Total Hours 13.5 
Notes
*Recommended Course
**See Degree Requirements

Department of Theatre & Dance website
https://www.southalabama.edu/colleges/artsandsci/theatre/

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 pre-professional training in the same field. Both include lectures, workshops, and practical experience in all phases of the theatre.  Please note:  Admittance to the Theatre Arts (BFA) Perfromance Concentratration requires a successful audition and interview. Incoming students who are interested in this concentration will be initially enrolled as drama (BA) students.

All first-time freshmen must successfully complete CAS 100: First Year Experience 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. DRA 150 will fulfill the technology proficiency requirement for Theatre & Dance majors.