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Recommended Theatre Sequence

           
             
Acting Track            
Freshman Year            
First Semester:     Second Semester:      
DRAM 1351 Acting I  3   DRAM 1352 Acting II  3    
DRAM 1330 Stagecraft I  3   DRAM 2331 Stagecraft II  3    
DRAM 1120 Theater Practicum* 1   DRAM 1121 Theater Practicum* 1    
ENGL 1301 English Composition I 3   ENGL 1302 English Composition II 3    
HIST 1301 U.S. History I 3   HIST 1302 U.S. History II 3    
Core MATH 3   SPCH 1315 or 1321 3    
  16     16    
Sophomore Year            
First Semester:     Second Semester:      
DRAM 2351 Acting III  3   DRAM 2289 Acad. Cooperative Directing ** (3)    
DRAM 1322 Movement  3   DRAM 2121 Theater Practicum * 1    
DRAM 2120 Theater Practicum* 1   Life & Physical Science 4    
GOVT 2305 U.S. Government & Constitution 3   GOVT 2306 Texas Government & Constitution 3    
Life & Physical Science 4   Social & Behavioral Sciences 3    
DRAM 1310 or 2366 3   Language, Philosophy & Culture 3    
  17     14    
          Total  
Technical Track         63  
Freshman Year            
First Semester:     Second Semester:      
Dram 1351 Acting I  3   Dram 1352 Acting II  3    
Dram 1330 Stagecraft I  3   Dram 2331 Stagecraft II  3    
DRAM 1120 Theater Practicum* 1   DRAM 1121 Theater Practicum* 1    
ENGL 1301 English Composition I 3   ENGL 1302 English Composition II 3    
HIST 1301 U.S. History I 3   HIST 1302 U.S. History II 3    
Core MATH 3   SPCH 1315 or 1321 3    
  16     16    
             
             
Sophomore Year            
First Semester:     Second Semester:      
Dram 2289 Acad. Cooperative ** (3)   DRAM 1341 Make-up for the Stage ** (3)    
ARTS 1316 Drawing I  3   DRTG 1309 Basic Computer Aided Drafting  3    
DRAM 2120 Theater Practicum* 1   DRAM 2121 Theater Practicum* 1    
GOVT 2305 U.S. Government & Constitution 3   Life & Physical Science 4    
Life & Physical Science 4   GOVT 2306 Texas Government & Constitution 3    
DRAM 1310 or 2366 3   Social & Behavioral Sciences 3    
Language, Philosophy & Culture 3     14    
  17       Total  
          63  
*scholarship requirment            
**recommended            
             

DRAM 1120, 1121, 2120, 2121. Theatre Practicum.
A course in theatre with emphasis on technical theatre experience (set building, lighting, sound production, costuming and makeup, properties construction, graphic design, and theatre management).

DRAM 1310. Introduction to Theater
A survey of the various aspects of theatre. Topics include plays, playwrights, directing, acting, theatres, artists, and technicians. This course fulfills the Visual/Performing Arts requirement in the core courses.

DRAM 1323 Basic Theatre Practice.
Practicum in theatre with emphasis on technique and procedures with experience gained in play productions.

DRAM 1330. Stagecraft I.
The technical aspects of play production are studied. Topics include safety procedures, shop procedures, the planning and fabrication of scenic elements, and backstage operations.

DRAM 1341. Make-up for the Stage.
The craft of make-up is explored. Both theory and practice are included.

DRAM 1342. Technical Theatre: Stage Costuming.
The fundamentals of costume technology and design are studied.

DRAM 1351. Acting I.
The theory of acting and various exercises are presented. Body control, voice, interpretation, characterization, and stage movement are included. Both individual and group activities are used. Specific roles are analyzed and studied.

DRAM 1352. Acting II.
A continuation of Acting I. Emphasis is on advanced scene study, script analysis, characterization, and ensemble acting.

DRAM 2289. Academic Cooperative.
An instructional program designed to integrate on-campus study with practical hands-on work experience (thru the implementation of design or directing projects. In conjunction with class seminars, the individual student will set specific goals and objectives in the study of drama.

DRAM 2351. Acting III: Script Analysis and Fundamentals of Directing.
Prerequisite:  Acting I or consent of instructor.
A continuation of Acting II. Structured in a workshop format, the intent will be to focus on the principles, procedures, and practices of stage direction. Since acting and directing are inextricably related disciplines, students will serve as both the actors and the directors in the direction and production of original scenes and short plays.

DRAMA 2331. Stagecraft II.
Prerequisite: Stagecraft I or consent of instructor.
A continuation of Stagecraft I with emphasis on design principles.

DRAM 2336. Voice and Diction. (Cross listed with SPCH 1342)
A study of the physiology and mechanics of effective voice production. Practice is provided in breath control, articulation, enunciation, pronunciation, and phonetics.

DRAM 2366. Introduction to Cinema
An analysis of the motion picture as an art form with special interest in landmark films, directors, actors and actresses. Selected emphasis will be given to the historical growth and sociological effects of film on society. The lab part of the course will primarily be devoted to viewing selected films. This course fulfills the Visual/Performing Arts requirement in the core courses.