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DRAMA 1000
Introduction to Dramatic Arts

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
Other hours: 0-0-6

The nature and scope of drama, emphasizing drama as a natural form of self-expression, a creative discipline and a social art. Group experience; some of the crafts and techniques necessary in the preparation, production, presentation and performance of theatre.

Note: Production attendance, rehearsal.

DRAMA 2100
Play Reading and Analysis

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

A practical examination of the principles and techniques involved in script analysis for theatre practitioners.

Corequisite: Drama 1000.

DRAMA 2120
History and Development of Theatre I

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

History and development of theatre from its origins to the 18th Century.

Prerequisite: Drama 1000 or a previous course (3.0 credit hours) in Drama.

DRAMA 2130
History and Development of Theatre II

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

History and development of theatre during the 19th and 20th Centuries.

Prerequisite: Drama 1000 or a previous course (3.0 credit hours) in Drama.

DRAMA 2310
Acting: Fundamentals

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
Other hours: 0-0-8

Performance-based study of the art of acting. Scene study with an emphasis on characterization.

Prerequisite: Drama 1000.

Note: Production attendance, rehearsal, performance on campus.

DRAMA 2320
Voice and Speech: Fundamentals

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
Other hours: 0-0-10

Introduction to breath support, sound production, resonance, and articulation with an emphasis placed on freeing the voice.

Prerequisite: Drama 1000.

DRAMA 2340
Movement Studies: Fundamentals

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
Other hours: 0-0-8

Performance-based study of movement arts, through training, analysis and composition in a variety of movement techniques.

Prerequisite: Drama 1000.

Note: Production attendance, performance on campus.

DRAMA 2341
Movement Studies I (Series)

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Performance-based study of significant dance and movement theatre techniques such as Ballet, Contemporary Dance, Dance Improvisation, Jazz Dance, movement forms from non-Western cultures and physical theatre.

Recommended background: Drama 2340.

DRAMA 2350
Speech Communication

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
Other hours: 0-0-6

The art of effective communication through speech focusing on the theoretical principles and the dynamics of delivering effective speeches to a group.

Note: Drama 2350 is intended for non-Drama majors. Drama 2350 may NOT be counted toward the requirements for a major in Dramatic Arts, regardless of degree program. B.F.A. (Multidisciplinary) students may count Drama 2350 toward the second and third major area only.

Production attendance.

DRAMA 2510
Theatre for Young Audiences I

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
Other hours: 0-0-40

The variety of approaches used by actors, designers, directors and educationalists in preparation of theatre for children.

Prerequisite: Drama 1000.

Note: Production attendance, working weekend, performance.

DRAMA 2600
Portfolio in Dramatic Arts I

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 0-0-0
Other hours: 0-0-50

Participation in two faculty supervised productions of the Department of Theatre and Dramatic Arts. Preparation of material from the perspective of actor, designer or technician.

Prerequisite: Successful assignment to the cast or production staff of a Department of Theatre and Dramatic Arts production.

Grading: Pass/Fail.

DRAMA 2710
Improvisation and Dramatic Process

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
Other hours: 0-0-12

Fundamentals of improvisation, non-scripted theatre creation, with attention to collaborative expression.

Prerequisite: Drama 1000.

Note: Rehearsal.

DRAMA 2750
Dramatic Writing: Fundamentals

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
Other hours: 0-0-15

An exploration of dramatic writing for stage, screen and television.

Prerequisite: Drama 1000.

Note: Working weekend.

DRAMA 2811
Stagecraft I

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
Other hours: 0-0-40

Introduction to theatre production techniques emphasizing scenery, costumes and properties.

Note: Production attendance, technical/design work.

DRAMA 2812
Stagecraft II

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
Other hours: 0-0-40

Theatre production techniques emphasizing sound, electrics, stage management and special effects.

Note: Production attendance, technical/design work.

DRAMA 2825
Design for Theatre: Fundamentals

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
Other hours: 0-0-20

Introduction to theatre design with emphasis on scenery, costumes, lights and director/designer communication.

Prerequisite: Drama 2811, 2812 or New Media 1000 (MMED 1000).

Note: Rehearsals, production attendance.

DRAMA 2830
Stage Makeup

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

An introduction to the concept, materials and skills of theatrical makeup. Covers the art of two-dimensional and three-dimensional makeup techniques with emphasis on aging.

DRAMA 3030
Film Studies

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 1.5-2.5-0

Critical analysis of films and film making, with an emphasis on the art of the director. A survey of styles and genres from Canadian and International feature film.

Prerequisite: Second-year standing (a minimum of 30. 0 credit hours).

Recommended background: Drama 1000.

DRAMA 3100
Performance Studies

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 2-0-0
Other hours: 0-0-40

Critical and integrative thinking about live contemporary theatrical performance and its range of possible purposes.

Prerequisite: 10 university courses, at least one of which must be a Fine Arts course.

Note: Off-campus production attendance required. Credit is not allowed for Drama 3100 and Drama 3850 (Now Showing).

DRAMA 3130
Canadian Theatre

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

The development of theatre in English and French Canada from the 17th Century to the present.

Prerequisite: Drama 2120 or 2130.

DRAMA 3150
Theatre Studies Series

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Offerings in subject areas dealing with significant developments in theatre and dramatic arts, such as major artists/ theorists, major playwrights, genres and styles, historical periods, non-Western Theatre, dance and film.

Prerequisites and recommended backgrounds will be specified for individual offerings.

DRAMA 3310
Acting: Scene Study

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 2-4-0
Other hours: 0-0-35

Performance-based study of acting with an emphasis on scripted texts.

Prerequisites: Drama 2310 and 2320.

Corequisite: Drama 2100.

Note: Production attendance, rehearsal, performance.

DRAMA 3315
Acting: Styles

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 2-4-0
Other hours: 0-0-35

Performance-based study with an emphasis on acting styles.

Prerequisites: Drama 2100, 2310, 2340 and audition.

Note: Production attendance, rehearsal, performance on campus.

DRAMA 3320
Voice and Speech for the Actor

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 2-4-0
Other hours: 0-0-8

An intensive exploration of voice work with application to scripted texts in performance.

Prerequisite: Drama 2320.

Note: Rehearsal, performance on campus.

DRAMA 3341
Movement Studies II (Series)

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 2-4-0
Other hours: 0-0-25

Intensive performance-based study of dance and movement theatre techniques and methods of composition.

Prerequisite: Drama 2340 or 2341.

DRAMA 3510
Theatre for Young Audiences II

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 2-4-0
Other hours: 0-0-45

Current trends in Theatre for Young Audiences. Practical work and participation in the development and/or production of Theatre for Young Audiences scripts.

Prerequisite: Drama 2510.

Note: Rehearsal, working weekends, performance off campus.

DRAMA 3600
Portfolio in Dramatic Arts II

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 0-0-0
Other hours: 0-0-75

Approved participation in one major production of the Department of Theatre and Dramatic Arts. Preparation of material from the perspective of actor, designer or technician.

Prerequisite: Successful assignment to the cast or production staff of a Department of Theatre and Dramatic Arts production.

DRAMA 3630
Project Planning

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 2-1-0

Instruction in the following stages of project planning: intent, proposal writing, setting goals, scheduling, research tools and methodology.

Prerequisite: Thirteen courses (39.0 credit hours) in Drama.

DRAMA 3710
Improvisational Production

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 2-4-0
Other hours: 0-0-20

Theory and practice of improvisational and interactive theatre. Projects and techniques applicable in industry, community, educational and/or therapeutic settings. Improvisation-based approach to the creation of collaborative performance works.

Prerequisites: Drama 2100, 2710 and 3100.

Note: Production attendance, rehearsal.

DRAMA 3750
Playwriting

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
Other hours: 0-0-20

The art and craft of writing for the stage with emphasis on the one-act play.

Prerequisites: Drama 2310 and 2750.

Note: Working weekend.

DRAMA 3810
Production Techniques

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 2-4-0
Other hours: 0-0-30

Advanced technical theatre production techniques in one or more of the following areas: costumes, properties, sound, electrics, stage management, scenery and special effects.

Prerequisite: Drama 2811 or 2812.

Note: Rehearsal/production attendance.

DRAMA 3811
Production Techniques

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 2-4-0
Other hours: 0-0-30

Advanced technical theatre production techniques in one or more of the following areas: costumes, properties, sound, electrics, stage management, scenery and special effects.

Prerequisite: Drama 2811 or 2812.

Note: Rehearsal/production attendance.

DRAMA 3821
Technical Theatre Studies (Series)

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 2-4-0

Other hours per week: 0-0-30

Offerings in specific technical production techniques such as Stage Management, Costume Construction, Mask Making, Set Construction, Scene Painting, Advanced Makeup, CAD, and Properties, depending on student interest and faculty availability.

Prerequisite: Prerequisites and recommended background will be specific for individual offerings.

DRAMA 3827
Design Techniques

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 2-4-0
Other hours: 0-0-25

Drafting for the stage, rendering, model construction and computer application to theatre design.

Prerequisites: Drama 2100 and 2825.

Recommended background: Drama 3826.

Note: Rehearsal/production attendance.

DRAMA 3835 (3826)
Design for Theatre: Studio I

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 2-4-0
Other hours: 0-0-25

Interpretation, visualization and conceptualization of design for theatre concentrating on scenery, costumes and lighting.

Prerequisites: Drama 2100, 2825, 3100, 3827, and 3810 or 3811.

Note: Rehearsal/production attendance.

DRAMA 3850
Topics in Dramatic Arts

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: Variable

Any topic in the Dramatic Arts may be offered under this description provided it is not otherwise described in the specific courses of the Department. Content must reflect the joint interest of students and faculty.

Prerequisite: Variable.

DRAMA 3870
History of Costume

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

The development of clothing within Western civilization from antiquity to the present.

Prerequisite: Drama 2120 or 2130.

DRAMA 4210
Seminar in Theatre and Dramatic Arts (Series)

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Offerings in specific subjects such as dramaturgy, performance studies, theory and criticism, contemporary practice and research depending on student interest and faculty availability.

Prerequisites and recommended backgrounds will be specified for individual offerings.

DRAMA 4310
Acting: The Profession

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 2-4-0
Other hours: 0-0-30

Advanced study with an emphasis on the requisites of the professional theatre.

Prerequisites: Drama 3100, 3310 and 3315.

Note: Production attendance, rehearsal, performance on campus.

DRAMA 4420
Directing

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 2-4-0
Other hours: 0-0-45

Principles and techniques of the director's art, stressing the fundamentals of blocking, movement, tempo, script analysis, casting and rehearsal planning.

Prerequisites: Thirteen courses in Drama including Drama 2100, 2310, 2812, and 3100.

Note: Production attendance, rehearsal, performance on campus.

DRAMA 4600
Portfolio in Dramatic Arts III

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 0-0-0
Other hours: 0-0-100

Approved participation in one major production of the Department of Theatre and Dramatic Arts. Preparation of material from the perspective of actor, designer or technician.

Prerequisite: Successful assignment to the cast or production staff of a Department of Theatre and Dramatic Arts production.

DRAMA 4810
Production Practicum

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 1-5-0
Other hours: 0-0-30

Concentration on one area of technical production.

Prerequisites: Drama 2100 and 3810.

Note: Rehearsal/production attendance.

DRAMA 4811
Production Practicum

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 1-5-0
Other hours: 0-0-30

Concentration on one area of technical production.

Prerequisites: Drama 2100 and 3810.

Note: Rehearsal/production attendance.

DRAMA 4835
Design for Theatre Studio II

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 1-5-0
Other hours: 0-0-30

Interpretation, visualization, and conceptualization of design for theatre concentrating on scenery, properties, costumes, or lighting.

Prerequisites: Drama 3810 or 3835 (3826).

Note: Rehearsal/production attendance.

DRAMA 4850
Topics in Dramatic Arts

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: Variable

Advanced topics in the Dramatic Arts.

Prerequisite: Variable.