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Drama

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DRMA& 101 INTRO TO THE THEATRE • 5 Cr.

Explores the theatre experience from a variety of perspectives, including the audience, the playwright, the actor, the designer, and the director. Attendance required at one on campus performance.

DRMA 106 HIST OF MUSICAL THEATRE • 5 Cr.

Traces the development of the American Musical from its roots to the newest musicals on and off Broadway including vaudeville, tap shows, classic musicals, rock musicals, through-sung musicals, and the trend setting and trend breaking shows of every era. Covers script (book), dance, music, production, thematic material, and the cultural context in which each show was written. Lectures, films, CD's, scripts and a text will be used.

DRMA 141 PLAYWRITING I • 5 Cr.

Introduction to the art and craft of writing plays. Through written exercises, readings and discussions, students write their own scenes and begin work on short plays. Covers dialogue, character, relationships, plots, and conflict. Designed for those interested in writing for the stage or screen. Recommended: Placement in ENGL& 101.

DRMA 151 BASIC ACTING FUNDAMENTAL • 5 Cr.

Introduces the basic techniques and tools used by the actor. Moving from improvisation to scene work, students learn warm ups, theatre games, vocal physical and emotional awareness, listening skills, and beginning textual analysis using objectives, obstacles and tactics.

DRMA 154 MUSICAL THEATER ACTING • 3 Cr.

Introduces acting in musical theatre. Practical application of basic acting techniques for playing objectives and developing character are used to combine music, lyrics and written word into performance. Solos, duets and group scenes and songs are explored.

DRMA 155 IMPROVISATION • 3 Cr.

Games, exercise and warm ups are used to build the skills needed in individual and group improvisations. Practical application emphasizes team building and the basic structure and format of a comic sketch.

DRMA 159 BASIC ACTING MOVEMENT • 3 Cr.

Concentrates on tuning the actor's body. Students gain fluidity, flexibility, and strength as they use their bodies to create character and define space. Students practice dramatic situations incorporating character work and strenuous physical activity. Same as PE 159. Either DRMA 159 or PE 159 may be taken for credit, not both.

DRMA 161 ACTING FOR FILM & MEDIA • 5 Cr.

Introduces acting techniques as applied to film and other media. Students become comfortable in front of a lens and learn to convey on-camera believability. Shot styles include masters, two shots, over-the-shoulders, and close-ups. Students also take roles behind the camera.

DRMA 200 DRAMA COLLOQUIUM • 3 Cr.

Offers an in-depth analysis of the history and literature of the period for BC's annual drama production. Format includes discussion with the director, designers, and technical director of the production.

DRMA 210 SCENE TECHNOLOGY • 4 Cr.

Presents theories and techniques of set and property construction and painting. Intensive lecture/lab format. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in DRMA 290.

DRMA 212 STAGE LIGHTING • 4 Cr.

Presents basic theories, techniques, and equipment in theater lighting. Intensive lecture/lab format. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in DRMA 290.

DRMA 215 SCENE DESIGN • 4 Cr.

Introduction to set design. Students explore dramatic metaphor and the tangible execution of aesthetic. Students explicate dramatic texts, conceptualize scenic designs, draft working schematics and build models. Students collaborate and present their designs to the class.

DRMA 224 THEATRE HISTORY • 5 Cr.

Introduces students to some of the greatest plays in the Western theater tradition from the Ancient Greeks through the 19th century. Theatrical conventions demonstrated in each major period are studied. The relationship between play-writing and playmaking is explored.

DRMA 230 AUDITION TECHNIQUE • 2 Cr.

xploration and practice techniques and materials required to audition for plays, musicals, and advanced theatre programs. May be repeated up to 6 credits.

DRMA 241 PLAYWRITING II • 5 Cr.

More advanced work in the art and craft of writing plays. Students will work on at least 20 pages of a one act or full length play. Through written exercises, readings and discussions, students will share their work and actively participate in a workshop process for the playwright. Prerequisite: DRMA 141 or permission of instructor. Recommended: Placement in ENGL& 101.

DRMA 251 ACTING CONTEMP SCENE STD • 5 Cr.

Acting training based on preparation of scene work in the context of the entire play. Students rehearse and perform scenes chosen from contemporary theater plays. A variety of acting methods are studied. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor and/or audition.

Description starting Summer 2018

Acting training based on preparation of scene work in the context of the entire play. Students rehearse and perform scenes chosen from contemporary theater plays. A variety of acting methods are studied. Prerequisite: DRMA 151 with a C or better, or permission of instructor.

DRMA 252 ADV ACTING CLASSICAL • 5 Cr.

Examines scenes from Classical theater. Students rehearse and perform selected scenes in class. Prerequisite: DRMA 251.

Description starting Summer 2018

Examines scenes from Classical theater. Students rehearse and perform selected scenes in class. Prerequisite: DRMA 251 with a C or better.

DRMA 254 MUSIC THEATR SCENE STUDY • 3 Cr.

Continues skill building in the art and craft of acting in musical theatre. Practical application of singing and acting to perform scenes, songs, and duets from musical theatre are highlighted. Duets and through sung scene work will be highlighter. Prerequisite: DRMA 154 or permission of instructor. Recommended: DRMA 251.

DRMA 256 SHAKESPEAR SCENE STUDY • 3 Cr.

Introduces the student actor to the plays of William Shakespeare. Modern acting practices are combined with various specific techniques of interpreting and applying Shakespeare's language to the stage. Recommended: DRMA 251.

DRMA 270 DIRECTING • 3 Cr.

Theory and practice of stage direction including selection of play, casting and staging. Production of a scene for public performance is required. Recommended: ENGL& 101 placement.

DRMA 280 STUDIO THEATER I • 5 Cr.

All students are cast in the studio theater production. Students analyze, prepare, rehearse and perform a play. Provides practical experience in rehearsal and performance. Lecture/lab format. May be repeated for a maximum of 30 credits. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

DRMA 281 STUDIO THEATER II • V1-5 Cr.

All students are cast in the Studio Theater Production. Students analyze, prepare, rehearse and perform a play. Students also participate in cast leadership responsibilities. Provides practical experience in rehearsal and performance. May be repeated for a maximum of 10 credits. Prerequisite: DRMA 280 and permission of instructor.

DRMA 284 MUSIC THEATRE PERFORM I • 5 Cr.

Offers in-depth analysis of, and performance opportunity in, a musical theatre production. All students are cast in the musical. Lecture/lab format. May be repeated for a maximum of 30 credits. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

DRMA 285 MUSIC THEATRE PERFORM II • V1-5 Cr.

All students cast in the musical cover in-depth analysis of, and performance in the musical theatre production. Lecture/lab format. May be repeated for a maximum of 30 credits. Required for students cast in musical production. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

DRMA 290 TECHNICAL PRACTICE • 1 Cr.

Provides stage or light crew component of DRMA 210 or 212. Requires a minimum of 33 hours of backstage work on the studio theater production. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in DRMA 210 or DRMA 212.

DRMA 291 THEATER PERFORMANCE • 5 Cr.

Provides practical hands-on experience in theater production. Students work on the yearly main stage shows or on special projects for studio productions. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

DRMA 294 SPECL TOPICS THEATRE ART • V1-5 Cr.

Allows focused study of topics supplementing the Theatre Arts curriculum. Topics are announced in the class schedule. May be repeated for a maximum of 10 credits.

DRMA 295 SPECL TOPICS THEATRE ART • V1-5 Cr.

Allows focused study of topics supplementing the Theatre Arts curriculum. Topics are announced in the class schedule. May be repeated for a maximum of 10 credits.

DRMA 296 SPECL TOPICS THEATRE ART • V1-5 Cr.

Allows focused study of topics supplementing the Theatre Arts curriculum. Topics are announced in the class schedule. May be repeated for a maximum of 10 credits.

DRMA 297 SPECL TOPICS THEATRE ART • V1-5 Cr.

Allows focused study of topics supplementing the Theatre Arts curriculum. Topics are announced in the class schedule. May be repeated for a maximum of 10 credits.

DRMA 299 INDIVIDUAL RESEARCH • V1-5 Cr.

Covers individual study in some aspect of drama. Topics include acting, stage, costumes, lighting, publicity, playwriting, or directing. May be repeated for a maximum of 15 credits. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.