Applied Drama (3)
Provides credit for participation in either the artistic or technical aspects of the college's quarterly play productions. This course may be repeated for credit.
Introduction to Theater (H) (5)
Overview of theatre as an art form with emphasis on the play in production and the roles of various theatre artists. Students are expected to attend two plays during the quarter at their own expense.
Set Design (3)
Introduction to the basics of scenic design for the theatre; drafting and model building. Students will work on the concurrent Centralia College Drama production. Prior enrollment in DRMA 106 is preferred.
Theater History (H) (3)
Survey of the major periods in Western drama through study of major representative plays and development of the physical theater of those periods.
Introduction to Stagecraft (3)
Introduction to basic tools, materials, equipment, techniques used in the design and implementation of sets, lighting and sound for the theatre. Students will participate in the design, construction and lighting of the concurrent drama production.
Beginning Acting (H) (5)
Introduction with emphasis on concentration, imagination, movement, and characterization via vocal, physical, emotional exercises, improvisation, and scene work. Students will be expected to attend two plays during the quarter at their own expense.
Intermediate Acting (H) (5)
Continuation of acting fundamentals with an emphasis on improvisational techniques and exercises, and advanced monologue and scene work. Students will be expected to attend two plays during the quarter at their own expense. Prerequisite: DRMA 107 or instructor permission.
Stage Makeup (3)
Introduction to the types of theatrical makeup and the techniques of application.
Stage Lighting (3)
Introduction to the basic principles of stage lighting as an integral part of theatrical productions. The course will deal with theories and equipment commonly used in theatre lighting. Students will participate in the drama production.
Dramatic Performance (H) (5)
For students involved in the creative/performance aspects of a play production, from audition through research/preparation for their portrayal and evaluation of their performance. The student must successfully audition and be cast in a college production. Prerequisite: audition selection for quarterly play production.
Introduction to Playwriting (H) (5)
Study the art and craft of writing for the stage. Students will be required to complete and oversee the production of a short play. Final performances of student works will be presented to the public.
Theater Speech (3)
The training of the human voice to develop control. The emphasis is on voice projection, quality and accuracy of sound and articulation of the English language.
Introduction to Dance (1)
Study the fundamentals of Ballet, Modern, and Jazz dance. Prior dance experience is not necessary. The student will be required to wear casual, comfortable clothing. Students may participate barefoot. Dance shoes are optional.
Introduction to Movement for Theatre (1)
Introduction to dance for Musical Theatre. Prior dance experience is not necessary. The student will be required to wear casual, loose fitting clothing. Students may participate barefoot. Dance shoes are optional.
Introduction to Modern Dance (1)
Study basic Modern Dance, Latin, and Swing movements. Prior dance experience is not necessary. The student will be required to wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing. Students may participate barefoot. Dance shoes are optional.
Technical Production I (2)
This course is an introduction to the technical aspects and procedures specific to setting up and running live entertainment.
Advanced Acting (H) (5)
Continued study of acting; character analysis, scene interpretation and classical styles. Students will be expected to attend two plays at their own expense and will be responsible for the presentation of a children's theatre production. Prerequisite: DRMA 108 or instructor permission.
Contemporary World Theatre (3)
Introduces contemporary world theatre using the theatrical productions of the Pacific NW regional theatres and the Broadway theatres of NY City. Travel to and study these productions. Visits to additional cultural events/locales will be included.