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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 1700.

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

Recommended background: Writing 1000.

DRAMA 2130
History and Development of Theatre II

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

History and development of theatre from 1700 to the present.

Prerequisite: Drama 2120.

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 any 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 2420
Directing: Fundamentals

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

A discovery of directing principles and techniques, including play selection, script analysis, casting, and working with actors.

Prerequisite: Drama 1000 and 2100.

Note: Production attendance, rehearsal, performance on campus.

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 1000.

Recommended background: Drama 2811 or 2812.

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 3040
Exploring Creativity

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

Study of creativity in various areas of human endeavour. Use of drama exercises and projects to explore the creative process and develop creative thinking skills.

Prerequisite: Third-year standing (minimum of 60.0 credit hours).

Equivalent: Fine Arts 3100 (prior to 2006/2007).

Note: Drama 3040 is intended for non-Drama majors. Drama 3040 may NOT be counted toward the requirements for any major in Dramatic Arts, regardless of degree program. B.F.A. (Multidisciplinary) students may count Drama 3040 toward the second and third major area only.

DRAMA 3100
Theatre in Performance

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 (30.0 credit hours), at least one of which must be a Drama course.

Equivalent: Drama 3850 (Now Showing) (prior to 2003/2004).

Note: Off-campus production attendance required. Students should not register in this course while participating in the major season of plays. Performance attendance is required.

Students enrolled in Drama 3100 are required to purchase a theatre ticket and travel package in lieu of a textbook. The cost of this package varies from semester to semester. Students planning on enrolling in Drama 3100 are advised to contact the course instructor for anticipated ticket and travel package costs.

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 I

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, 2320, and 2340.

Corequisite: Drama 2100.

Recommended background: Drama 3320.

Note: Production attendance, rehearsal, performance.

DRAMA 3311
Acting: Scene Study II

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 2-4-0
Other hours: 0-0-40

Intense application and further development of skills covered in Drama 3310.

Prerequisites: Drama 3310 and audition/interview.

Corequisite: Drama 3320.

Note: Production attendance, rehearsal, performance.

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 the material from the perspective of actor, designer, technician, or other faculty-approved role.

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

Note: All students must complete an "Application and Approval for Production Credit" form. The form must be signed, first by the supervising faculty member, and second, by the department chair no more than ten days from the beginning of the student's assignment to the production.

DRAMA 3710
Improvisational Production

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

Improvisational approach to the creation of collaborative theatre.

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 3760
Canadian Plays in Development

Credit hours: 6.0
Contact hours per week: Variable

Professional practicum in play development and production focussing on one or two previously unproduced Canadian works.

Prerequisite: Audition and/or interview.

Recommended background: Drama 2100, 2310, and 2750.

Equivalent: Drama 3850 (Canadian Plays in Development) (prior to 2006/2007).

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, model construction and computer application to theatre design.

Prerequisites: Drama 2100 and 2825.

Note: Rehearsal/production attendance.

DRAMA 3845
Design for Theatre: Studio I (Series)

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

Interpretation, visualization and conceptualization of theatre design concentrating on one area: scenery, costumes or lighting.

Prerequisites: Drama 2825. Further prerequisites and recommended background will be specified for individual offerings.

Note: Rehearsal/production attendance.

DRAMA 3850
Topics in Dramatic Arts

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: Variable

Topics in Drama not covered by regular courses may be offered under this designation, depending on student interest and availability of faculty and expertise.

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 4211
Theories of Theatre

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

Theories of theatre since Aristotle, with an emphasis on the 20th Century and contemporary critical theory.

Prerequisite: Drama 2130.

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 and 3311.

Note: Production attendance, rehearsal, performance on campus.

DRAMA 4420
Directing

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 2-4-0
Other hours: 0-0-50

Advanced projects in directing.

Prerequisites: Thirteen courses (39.0 credit hours) in Drama including 2310, 2420, 2812, and 3100.

Equivalent: Drama 3410 (prior to 2003/2004).

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, technician, or other faculty-approved role.

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

Note: All students must complete an "Application and Approval for Production Credit" form. The form must be signed, first by the supervising faculty member, and second, by the department chair no more than ten days from the beginning of the student's assignment to the 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 3100 and 3845.

Equivalent: Drama 4826 (prior to 2003/2004).

Note: Rehearsal/production attendance.

DRAMA 4850
Topics in Dramatic Arts

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: Variable

Topics in Drama not covered by regular courses may be offered under this designation, depending on student interest and availability of faculty and expertise.

Prerequisite: Variable.