Drama Course Information
8110 DRAMA 1 (Full Year)
This course is an introduction to the study of the evolution of theater including dramatic literature through the ages. Students will also experience the art of acting, emphasizing body movement, pantomime, voice projection, articulation and characterization. Students will gain knowledge of the various aspects of theater through continual researching, reading, writing, performing, observing, oral evaluation and actual "hands on" experience. An in-depth study of various theatrical styles is included during the second semester.
8211 DRAMA 2 (Full Year)
Drama 2 is a course designed for the serious student of theater. It is a performance- oriented course, which also allows second year students the opportunity to enhance their performing skills. The class focus is on developing an ongoing workout for the actor both physical and vocal; learning to create an ensemble approach to working; developing of specific stage techniques; discovering style acting, a historical approach; and developing auditioning techniques. The class will deal with children's theater, advance scene work, monologues and eventual one or two act material. Another major focus is to direct the students’ energy into performance work for an audience other than the class.
8311 DRAMA 3 (Full Year)
This course is designed for the student who plans to major or minor in theater in college. The course is performance-oriented with student selection and direction of the performing pieces. The course will focus on three major areas. Students will have the opportunity to enhance their performing skills by acting in several class-project plays. The students will learn the psychology and application of directing, and complete a director's project of a play. Each student will take part in all of the major technical roles of design and application of production.
8411 DRAMA 4 (semester)
This course is designed for the student who is planning on pursuing a career in theater. The student will spend a great deal of time finding a repertoire of material for an audition portfolio. The student’s final portfolio will be presented for a final grade at the end of the semester.