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Courses Offered

DRAM 200 Theory of Acting I (3 units)

Develop beginning level performance skills through emotional and sense memory techniques; physical exercises designed to increase body awareness, authentic expression, and control; and vocal exercises focusing on articulation, projection, and creative expression. Acquire confidence, range, and subtlety through improvisation, monologue, and scene work. Gain insight and inspiration through text-based critical analysis.

DRAM 201 Advanced Acting I (3 units)

Continuing development of performance skills/knowledge through methods and techniques explored in DRAM 200. Employment of more complex physical,psychological and emotionally challenging monologues and scenes involving both classical and contemporary text, and short plays. Deepening of emotional authenticity and refinement of creative expression as an ensemble player. Use of advanced text-based critical analysis for the building of ensemble work.

DRAM 202 Advanced Acting II (3 units)

Exploration of the actor's place in the context of the play including use of symbolism and historical/social concepts that shape the actor's approach in creating truthful character-centered performances. Continued exploration of theories and techniques used in the interpretation of Drama through character analysis, monologues and scenes.

DRAM 208 Acting Practicum I (Acting Laboratory) (2 units)

Supervised rehearsals of improvisations, monologue/oral readings and short scenes. Forms and styles of acting at a beginning level. Exercises in the use of mind, emotions, voice, and body in acting. Acting scenes for drama classes and others. Emphasis upon coaching by the instructor and the students preparing of scenes for performance.

DRAM 209 Acting Practicum II (Acting Laboratory) (2 units)

An intermediate level class, students will build upon the skills attained in DRAM 208. Supervised rehearsals of improvisations, monologues and scenes. Exercises in the use of mind, emotions, voice, and body in acting. Acting scenes for drama classes and the public. Emphasis upon coaching by the instructor and student preparation of scenes for performance.

DRAM 311 Theatrical Sound/Audio Production (3 units)

Designed to teach the basic principles, history, and practice of Stagecraft in the discipline of Sound/Audio Production for the performing arts and help students acquire a general understanding of the functional process behind the production and development of live performances. This course requires evening and weekend work on actual productions.

DRAM 312 Theatrical Lighting/Basic Electrical Theory (3 units)

Designed to teach the basic principles, history, and practice of Stagecraft in the discipline of Theatrical Lighting/Basic Electrical Theory for the performing arts with emphasis on equipment, control, color and their relationship to design. This course will help students acquire a general understanding of the functional process behind the production and development of live performances. This course requires evening and weekend work on actual productions.

DRAM 313 Stage Carpentry and Rigging (3 units)

Designed to teach the basic principles, history, and practice of Stagecraft in the discipline of Stage Carpentry and Rigging for the performing arts and help students acquire a general understanding of the functional process behind the production and development of live performances. This course requires evening and weekend work on actual productions.

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