DRAM 200 THEORY OF ACTING I (3) (Pass/No Pass or letter grade.) Hours/semester: 48-54 lecture.
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: UC; CSU.
DRAM 201 ADVANCED ACTING I (3) (Pass/No Pass or letter grade.) Hours/semester: 48-54 lecture. Prerequisite: DRAM 200 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: UC; CSU.
DRAM 202 ADVANCED ACTING II (3) (Pass/No Pass or letter grade.) Hours/semester: 48-54 lecture. 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.