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Drama Course Descriptions

DRA 111  Theatre Appreciation

This course provides a study of the art, craft, and business of the theatre.  Emphasis is placed on the audience's appreciation of the work of the playwright, director, actor, designer, producer, and critic.  Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a vocabulary of theatre terms and to recognize the contributions of various theatre artists.  This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement general education core requirement in humanities/fine arts.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0

Semester Hours Credit: 3

Prerequisite: ENG 090 and RED 090 or DRE 098; or satisfactory score on placement test

Corequisite: None

DRA 111 Course Outline

DRA 122  Oral Interpretation

This course introduces the dramatic study of literature through performance. Emphasis is on analysis and performance of poetry, drama, and prose fiction. Upon completion, students should be able to appreciate and to participate in the critical analysis of various literary voices. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement general education core requirement in humanities/fine arts.

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Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0

Semester Hours Credit: 3

Prerequisite: ENG 090 and RED 090 or DRE 097; or satisfactory score on placement test

Corequisite: None

DRA 122 Course Outline

DRA 170  Play Production I

This course provides an applied laboratory study of the processes involved in the production of a play. Topics include fundamental practices, principles, and techniques associated with producing plays of various periods and styles. Upon completion, students should be able to participate in an assigned position with a college theater production. This course is approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for transferability as a pre-major and/or elective course requirement.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 0; Lab, 9

Semester Hours Credit: 3

Prerequisite: ENG 090 and RED 090 or DRE 098; or satisfactory score on placement test

Corequisite: None

DRA 170 Course Outline
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