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Drama

Arts Division

DRAM-01 INTRODUCTION TO THEATER (CAN DRAM 18)
(CSU breadth area C1) 3 units: 3 hours lecture.
Advisory: ENGL-A.
This course is an introduction to the art of theater that delves into the nature of theatrical presentation, elements of dramatic structure, and the contributions of the playwright, actor, director, designer, technician, and audience. (4/00)

DRAM-02 DRAMA PRODUCTIONS
3 units: 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab. Advisory: ENGL-A.
This course is a workshop in modern theater practice through an examination of production for college or public performance. Stage management, direction, rehearsal procedures, and possible solutions to technical problems are stressed. Students must be available for rehearsals and performances of productions to which they are assigned. This course may be repeated three times. (3/00)

DRAM-03 HISTORY OF DRAMATIC LITERATURE (Also: ENGL-03)
(CSU breadth area C1) 3 units: 3 hours lecture.
Prerequisite: ENGL-01A. Advisory: ENGL-01B.
This course is a study of dramatic literature as a reflection of theater history, including the influence of staging, acting styles, scene design, and culture upon the playwright and his/her work. Classical to contemporary drama is examined. (11/04)

DRAM-04 ACTOR'S WORKSHOP
3 units: 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab. Advisory: ENGL-A.
This course is an individual examination of basic acting techniques as applied to laboratory scenes and in actual public performance. Critical evaluation, demonstration, and written reviews are required. This course may be repeated three times. (3/00)

DRAM-09 VOICE PRODUCTION FOR THE PERFORMER (CAN DRAM 6)
3 units: 3 hours lecture.
Advisory: ENGL-A.
This course is designed to offer the student formal training in voice for the stage by providing the opportunity to develop a critical awareness of the vocal requirements of proper stage diction. (3/00)

DRAM-10 BEGINNING ACTING (CAN DRAM 8)
3 units: 3 hours lecture.
Advisory: ENGL-A.
This course is designed to serve the needs of the beginning student in acting. Emphasis will be on stage techniques and character development for stage performance. The development of scene repertoire is also studied by choosing scenes to be memorized from various periods of dramatic literature. Critical evaluation, demonstration, and written reviews are required. This course may be repeated once. (3/00)

DRAM-11 INTERMEDIATE ACTING
3 units: 3 hours lecture.
Prerequisite: DRAM-10. Advisory: ENGL-A.
This course provides an in-depth application of techniques explored in Beginning Acting with an emphasis on characterization. Role analysis and auditioning techniques will also be explored. Critical evaluation, demonstration, and written reviews are required. This course may be repeated once. (3/00)

DRAM-15 BEGINNING THEATER CRAFTS (CAN DRAM 12)
3 units: 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab.
Advisory: ENGL-A.
This course is a study of the physical aspects of theater crafts, including makeup, stagecraft, lighting, costuming, and sound production. Laboratory experience is gained in the application of principles of technical theater in actual productions. This course may be repeated once. (3/00)

DRAM-16 INTERMEDIATE THEATER CRAFTS
3 units: 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab.
Prerequisite: DRAM-15. Advisory: ENGL-A.
This course provides for a more advanced study of the physical aspects of theater production. Students are introduced to more advanced elements of design within technical theater and gain experience through actual application of design concepts and techniques of a minimum of one drama production. This course may be repeated once. (3/00)

DRAM-23 INTRODUCTION TO READER'S THEATER
3 units: 3 hours lecture.
Advisory: ENGL-A.
The course is designed to introduce students to the principles and performance of Reader's Theater. Students will explore diverse forms of literature and learn to select and analyze material, adapt it to script form, prepare a script for performance, and use the voice and body effectively on stage. Scripts will be performed as in-class activities and, finally, in a public presentation. (2/01)

DRAM-70A-ZZ FINE AND PERFORMING ARTS -- SPECIAL TOPICS
0.5 - 2 units: 0 - 2 hours lecture, 0 - 6 hours lab.
Advisory: ENGL-A.
This is a course covering a variety of topics of current interest to students of art. Different topics will be emphasized each time the course is offered. Sections of this course may vary in unit value depending on subject matter, meeting time, and format. Each letter (i.e., A-ZZ) may be taken only once. (2/01)


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