Drama

Degrees and Certificates

Courses

DRMA& 101: Intro to Theatre

Credits 5

Introduction to history, art, and craft of theater. Plays are read and discussed. Play production is studied from the viewpoints of the playwright, actor, director, and theater technicians. Attendance at current community theater production is desirable. ENGL& 101 highly recommended. This class may include students from multiple sections. (Humanities)

DRMA 107: Theatre Production and Design

Credits 5

This course provides instruction and experience in technical theater through lecture, readings, and practical experience. Students will work together as a production team to assist in the design and production of the play being performed within the quarter. This class may include students from multiple sections. (Elective)

DRMA 124: Acting I

Credits 5

Acting I is an introduction to craft: the balance of external technique and internal elements in order to create a flexible but consistent process that can be used to create believable characters in a variety of settings. The class is a combination of theory and practice. Students are exposed to major post-Stanislavkian acting theories that are applied in scene and partner work. This class may include students from multiple sections. (Humanities-Performance)

DRMA 125: Acting II

Credits 5

Acting II is a continuation of the craft-based study of acting. Students will continue to engage with theory and practice, implementing the ideas of Stanford Meisner to apply one particular theoretical approach in the Stanislavskian tradition of realistic theatre. Students will dissect two plays over the course of the quarter, performing scenes from both in front of an audience. This class may include students from multiple sections. (Humanities-Performance)

DRMA 175: Introduction to Playwriting

Credits 5

Students will develop a critical vocabulary to talk about scripts as artifacts. Students will develop original one-act plays and compete for possible production spots in the spring Festival of Student-Directed One-Act Plays. This class may include students from multiple sections. (Elective)

DRMA 211: Theater Practicum I

Credits 1 5

Development of theater production basics, with practical application of this knowledge in the development of a staged play on campus. Classic theater is often emphasized. After the general overview, class members will select areas of concentration, such as acting, stagecraft, lighting, makeup, costuming, publicity, and house or stage management. Participants commit to evening rehearsal and production hours. This class may include students from multiple sections. (Elective)

DRMA 212: Theater Practicum II

Credits 1 5

Development of theater production basics, with practical application of this knowledge in the development of a staged play on campus. Classic theater is often emphasized. After the general overview, class members will select areas of concentration, such as acting, stagecraft, lighting, makeup, costuming, publicity, and house or stage management. Participants commit to evening rehearsal and production hours. This class may include students from multiple sections. (Elective)

DRMA 230: Directing I

Credits 5

Students will develop a critical vocabulary and be introduced to a variety of contemporary perspectives about play direction. Students will work practically to develop their own ideas and style by directing three short, two-person scenes with outside actors. Students will compete for spots in the spring Festival of Student-Directed One-Act Plays. This class may include students from multiple sections. (Elective)