Drama

updated 8/20/14

DRMA 100
APPLIED DRAMA (3)
Provides credit for participation in either the artistic or technical aspects of the college's quarterly play productions. The course may be repeated for credit.

DRMA& 101
INTRODUCTION TO THEATRE (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.

DRMA 103
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 DRAM 126 preferred.

DRMA 105
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.

DRMA 106
INTRODUCTION TO STAGECRAFT (3)
Introduction to the 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.

DRMA 107
BEGINNING ACTING (H) (5)
Introduction with emphasis on concentration, imagination, movement, and characterization via vocal, physical, emotional exercises, improvisation, and scene work. Students enrolled in class will be expected to attend two plays during the quarter at their own expense.

DRMA 108
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.

DRMA 110
STAGE MAKEUP (3)
Introduction to the types of theatrical makeup and the techniques of application.

DRMA 111
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.

DRMA 115
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.

DRMA 120
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 work will be presented to the public.

DRMA 141
THEATRE 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

DRMA 148
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.

DRMA 149
INTRODUCTION TO MOVEMENT FOR THEATRE (1)
Students will be introduced 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.

DRMA 150
INTRODUCTION TO MODERN DANCE (1)
Students 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.

DRMA 201
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.

DRMA 205
CONTEMPORARY WORLD THEATRE (3)
Introduces contemporary world theatre using the theatrical productions of the Pacific NW regional theatres and the Broadway theatres of New York City. Travel to and study these productions. Visits to additional cultural events/locales will be included.