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Drama

Course Descriptions

* Meets Humanities requirement

DRM 115 Cultural Studies in Theater 3-0-3
This course provides intense immersion in theater through viewing live theater, touring theater buildings, and meeting with theater professionals while traveling in the U.S. or abroad. The focus is on theater history, criticism, and production and its cultural variations. Prerequisite: DRM 120 or instructor approval. (IN)

DRM 120 *Theater Appreciation 3-0-3
Students are introduced to all aspects of the art of theater from theatrical production to theater history and literature.

DRM 150 Acting I 3-0-3
This course includes methods and techniques of training in pantomime, improvisation, staging, and characterization.

DRM 160 Children's Theater 3-0-3
This course introduces students to various types of theater for children, giving them an opportunity to develop theatrical skills especially appropriate for young audiences. Course includes units in storytelling, story theater, clowning, puppetry, and playback theater, and its use in conflict resolution. Public performances are required. Prerequisite: DRM 150 or instructor approval. (SP)

DRM 165 Stage Makeup 1-0-1
This course is designed to provide an understanding of, and practical skills in, the design and application of makeup for theatrical performance. Pre- or corequisite: DRM 120, DRM 150, DRM 160, or instructor approval. (SP)

DRM 210 Acting II 3-0-3
Acting II is a continuation of Acting I with emphasis on acting styles and historical pieces. Students will examine acting theories and work on characterization techniques. Prerequisite: DRM 150 or instructor approval.

DRM 215 Directing 3-0-3
This course is designed to introduce students to the art and application of theatrical direction. Students will explore stage design, blocking, characterization, theme, concept, and actor coaching. The course will culminate in a student-directed project. Prerequisites: DRM 150 or DRM 160 or instructor approval. (IN)

DRM 299 Special Studies in Drama (1 to 6)-0-(1 to 6)
This course will consist of specialized study in areas of the department, which are not covered in-depth in courses already offered. Students may take no more than three Special Studies courses in any one discipline. (IN)