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DRAM 1120; 1121; 2120; 2121. Theatre Practicum I; II; III; IV. (1-0-6)
Open to all students interested in theatre. Students earn credit for work in all areas of technical theatre and participation in theatre productions. May be repeated for a maximum of three semester credit hours. Required of all theatre majors. Laboratory fee $30. F, Sp (5005065326).
 
DRAM 1161. Musical Theatre I. (1-0-3)
Focuses on the study and performance of works from the musical theatre repertoire. Students will be assigned scenes, coached musically and dramatically, with the class culminating in a public performance. Instruction will include basic movement, acting and musical skills. Open by audition or instructor approval only, and may be repeated for a maximum of two semester credit hours. Recommended for students whose primary interest is theatre. Laboratory fee $30. Offered occasionally (5009036126).
 
DRAM 1310. Introduction to Theatre. (3-3-0)
A survey of all phases of theatre including its history, dramatic works, stage techniques, production procedures, and relation to fine arts. Recommended for all students of humanities, communications, social sciences, and creative and performing arts. Open to all students. Prerequisites: Must be eligible to enroll in READ 0308 or be concurrently enrolled in READ 0306. F, Sp, Su (5005015126).
 
DRAM 1322. Stage Movement. (3-2-4)
An introduction to the principles, practices, and exercises in body techniques, stage movement, and stage combat; emphasis on basic acting skills for developing sensory awareness, ensemble performing, character movement, and body control.  Required of all theatre majors.  Open to non-theatre majors with instructor approval.  F (5005065426).
 
DRAM 1330. Stagecraft I. (3-2-4)
A lecture-laboratory course giving the student a knowledge of the technical aspects of mounting a production on the stage. Includes the study and application of visual aesthetics of design and execution of stage settings, including a study of the physical theatre, scenery construction and painting, properties, lighting, and backstage organization. Required of all theatre majors. Open to all students. Laboratory fee $30. F (5005025126).
 
DRAM 1341. Makeup. (3-2-4)
A study of basic makeup techniques for the stage. Design and execution of makeup for the purpose of developing believable characters. Provides practical experience in applying stage makeup in a variety of styles. Required of all theatre majors. Open to all students. F, Sp (5005025226).
 
DRAM 1351. Acting I. (3-2-4)
Provides the development of basic skills and techniques of acting including increased sensory awareness, ensemble performing, character analysis, and script analysis.  Emphasis on the mechanics of voice, body, emotion, and analysis as tools for the actor.  Prerequisites:  DRAM 2336, or instructor approval. Required of all theatre majors. F (5005065126).
 
DRAM 1352. Acting II (3-2-4)
A continuation of DRAM 1351. Prerequisite: DRAM 1351, or instructor approval.  Required of all theatre majors. Sp (5005065126).
 
DRAM 2331. Stagecraft II. (3-2-4)
A continuation of DRAM 1330. Prerequisite: DRAM 1330, or instructor approval. Required of all theatre majors. Laboratory fee $30. Sp (5005025126).
 
DRAM 2336. Voice for the Theatre. (3-3-0)
Application of the performer's use of the voice as a creative instrument of effective communication. Includes a study of techniques for improving vocal proficiency and articulation as well as exercises for achieving a General American dialect. Required of all theatre majors. Open to all students. F (5005065226).
 
DRAM 2351. Acting III. (3-2-4)
A continuation of DRAM 1352. A continuation of the study of acting open to students who are accepted as members of the company of the Texas Shakespeare Festival during the summer. Participants will perform in festival productions and attend weekly workshop classes over a period of ten weeks. Thirty-six laboratory hours each week. Open by audition only. Prerequisite: DRAM 1351, DRAM 1352, DRAM 2351, or instructor approval. Laboratory fee $30. Sp (5005065126).
 
DRAM 2361. History of the Theatre I. (3-3-0)
A study of the development of theatre art from the earliest times through the sixteenth century. Covers dramatic literature, the physical theatre, stage arts and acting styles. Theatre majors must enroll for either DRAM 2361 or DRAM 2362. Recommended as an elective for all students of humanities, performing arts, communications, and social sciences. Open to all students. Prerequisites: Must be eligible to enroll in READ 0308 or be concurrently enrolled in READ 0306. Sp of even years. (5005055126).
 
DRAM 2362. History of the Theatre II. (3-3-0)
A study of the development of theatre arts from the seventeenth century to modern times. Covering dramatic literature, the physical theatre, stage arts and acting styles. Theatre majors must enroll for either DRAM 2361 or DRAM 2362. Recommended as an elective for all students of humanities, performing arts, communications, and social sciences. Open to all students. Prerequisites: Must be eligible to enroll in READ 0308 or be concurrently enrolled in READ 0306. Sp odd years. (5005055126).
 
DRAM 2366. Development of the Motion Picture. (3-3-0)
An examination of the origins and growth of the motion picture from the beginnings in the latter 19th century to the present day. Focus includes film history and key developments in film technology; dramatic aspects of the narrative film; cinematography, film aesthetics, genres, and auteur study; sociological ramifications of film; and the general growth of the business of motion pictures. Prerequisites: Must be eligible to enroll in READ 0308 or be concurrently enrolled in READ 0306. Laboratory fee $30. F, Sp (5006025126).
 
DRAM 2389. Academic Cooperative. (3-2-4)
An instructional program designed to integrate on-campus study with practical hands on work experience. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Open only by audition. Laboratory fee $30. Su (2401035212).

 

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