Drama (DRMA)

INTRO TO THEATRE
DRMA&101 3 Credits/Units

33 hours of lecture

Overview of theatre. Roles of the actor, director, designers, and playwrights. Evolution of theatre through the ages. [HA, SE]

ACTING I - DRAMA
DRMA 140 4 Credits/Units

33 hours of lecture / 22 hours of lab

Techniques and principles of acting. [HB, SE]

ACTING II - THEATRE
DRMA 141 4 Credits/Units

33 hours of lecture / 22 hours of lab

Prerequisite: DRMA 140 (or THEA 140).

Continuation of DRMA 140. Emphasis on scene study, characterization, and period styles of acting. [HB, SE]

ACTING III - TELEVISION
DRMA 142 3 Credits/Units

22 hours of lecture / 22 hours of lab

Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in DRMA 140 (or THEA 140).

Techniques for television and film performance. Basic production realities relevant to actors. Students will perform before the cameras and, when possible, work behind them. [HB, SE]

BASIC STAGECRAFT
DRMA 150 4 Credits/Units

22 hours of lecture / 22 hours of lab / 110 hours of conference

Principles and techniques of scenery construction and painting. Students will also learn the use of shop tools. [HB, SE]

STAGE MAKE-UP
DRMA 152 3 Credits/Units

33 hours of lecture

Design and application of stage make-up. Formerly THEA 152. [HB, SE]

INTRODUCTION TO CINEMA
DRMA 154 5 Credits/Units

55 hours of lecture

An introductory course in film history, production techniques, aesthetics, and the social impact of the American film industry from 1900 to the present. [HA]

COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE
DRMA 199 5 Credits/Units

165 hours of clinical

Prerequisite: Consent of Instructional Unit.

Supervised work experience in the community, completion of specific learning objectives and employer evaluation. Completion of, or concurrent enrollment in, HDEV 195, 198, or 200 required. [GE]

STAGE LIGHTING DESIGN
DRMA 250 3 Credits/Units

33 hours of lecture

Techniques and principles of stage and TV lighting design. Use of instruments and light control systems with a special emphasis on computerized light control. [HB, SE]

SELECTED TOPICS
DRMA 280 3 Credits/Units

33 hours of lecture

Varying topics in theatre, as listed in the term class schedule. May be repeated for credit. [SE]

SPECIAL PROJECTS
DRMA 290 5 Credits/Units

55 hours of lecture

Prerequisite: Consent of Instructional Unit.

Opportunity to plan, organize and complete special projects approved by the department in the areas of stage direction, scene lighting, costume design, make-up design, production or theatre history. [GE]