Courses Offered


DRAM 200 Theory of Acting I (3)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)
Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester.
Develop beginning level performance skills through emotional and sense memory techniques; physical exercises designed to increase body awareness, authentic expression, and control; and vocal exercises focusing on articulation, projection, and creative expression. Acquire confidence, range, and subtlety through improvisation, monologue, and scene work. Gain insight and inspiration through text-based critical analysis. Transfer credit: CSU.

DRAM 201 ADVANCED Acting I (3)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)
Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester. Prerequisite: DRAM 201 or equivalent.
Continuing development of performance skills/knowledge through methods and techniques explored in DRAM 200. Employment of more complex physical,psychological and emotionally challenging monologues and scenes involving both classical and contemporary text, and short plays. Deepening of emotional authenticity and refinement of creative expression as an ensemble player. Use of advanced text-based critical analysis for the building of ensemble work. Transfer credit: CSU.

DRAM 202 ADVANCED ACTING II (3)

(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester. Recommended: DRAM 201 or equivalent.

Exploration of the actor's place in the context of the play including use of symbolism and historical/social concepts that shape the actor's approach in creating truthful character-centered performances. Continued exploration of theories and techniques used in the interpretation of Drama through character analysis, monologues and scenes. Transfer credit: CSU.


DRAM 208 ACTING PRACTICUM I (acting laboratory) (2)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)
Minimum of 96 lab hours/semester. Prerequisite: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in DRAM 200, or equivalent.
Supervised rehearsals of improvisations, monologue/oral readings and short scenes. Forms and styles of acting at a beginning level. Exercises in the use of mind, emotions, voice, and body in acting. Acting scenes for drama classes and others. Emphasis on coaching by the instructor and the students preparing of scenes for performance. Transfer credit: CSU.

DRAM 310 Technical Production/Stagecraft (3)
Minimum of 16 lecture hours and 96 lab hours by arrangement/semester.
Designed to teach the basic principles, history and practice of Technical Production for the performing arts and help students acquire a general understanding of the functional process behind the production and development of live performances. This course requires working on actual productions on weekends and evenings. Transfer credit: CSU.

DRAM 311 THEATRICAL SOUND/AUDIO PRODUCTION (3)

Minimum of 16 lecture hours and 96 lab hours/semester.

Designed to teach the basic principles, history, and practice of Stagecraft in the discipline of Sound/Audio Production for the performing arts and help students acquire a general understanding of the functional process behind the production and development of live performances. This course requires evening and weekend work on actual productions.Transfer credit: CSU.

DRAM 312 THEATRICAL LIGHTING/BASIC ELECTRICAL THEORY (3)

Minimum of 16 lecture hours and 96 lab hours/semester. Designed to teach the basic principles, history, and practice of Stagecraft in the discipline of Theatrical Lighting/Basic Electrical Theory for the performing arts with emphasis on equipment, control, color and their relationship to design. This course will help students acquire a general understanding of the functional process behind the production and development of live performances. This course requires evening and weekend work on actual productions.Transfer credit: CSU.

DRAM 313 STAGE CARPENTRY AND RIGGING (3)>/b>

Minimum of 16 lecture hours and 96 lab hours/semester.

Designed to teach the basic principles, history, and practice of Stagecraft in the discipline of Stage Carpentry and Rigging for the performing arts and help students acquire a general understanding of the functional process behind the production and development of live performances. This course requires evening and weekend work on actual productions.Transfer credit: CSU.

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