DRAMA-099 Occupational Work Experience

1-4 Units: 18-72 hours of work experience, per term, LR, DG, CSU

Prerequisite: Employment in career-related field.

For more information on this course, refer to Cooperative Education. Units are determined by number of hours worked.

This course offers on-the-job learning experiences for employed students, whether paid or volunteer, in cooperation with their employers. If students’ career goals are directly related to their work experience, they can earn up to four units per term. Students must be enrolled in at least seven units, including their cooperative education units (proportionately fewer in summer session). Petition to repeat for a maximum of 16 units.

DRAMA-100 Topics in Drama

.5-4 Units: 9-72 hours of lecture and/or 27-216 hours of laboratory, per term, SC, DG, CSU

This course covers topics in drama. Topics will be chosen to supplement and serve as additions to current offerings in the area, and will be announced each term in the current schedule of classes.

DRAMA-101 Introduction to Theatre

3 Units: 54 hours of lecture, per term, SC, DG, CSU, UC

Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent

This course focuses on the relationship of theatre to various cultures throughout history, and on the contributions of significant individual artists. This course introduces students to elements of the production process including playwriting, acting, directing, design, and criticism. Students will also survey different periods, styles and genres of theatre through play reading, discussion, films and viewing and critiquing live theatre, including required attendance of theatre productions.

DRAMA-102 Multicultural Perspectives in American Theatre

3 Units: 54 hours of lecture, per term, SC, DG, CSU, UC

This course focuses on the relationships of experience, imagination and expression in dramatic art forms, particularly as they pertain to Asian America, African American, Latino American and European American theatre. This course also explores dramatic art as a cultural force in combination with visual arts, music and other art forms in relationship to the plays studied and includes analysis of both the individual and collaborative contributions of the playwright, director, actors and designers as they relate to live theatre productions.

DRAMA-103 History of the Theatre: Pre-Greek to 17th Century

3 Units: 54 hours of lecture, per term, SC, DG, CSU, UC

This course offers an historical survey of dramatic art from the origins of theatre through the 17th Century. The history and development of theatre and drama are studied in relationship to cultural, political and social conditions of the time. Plays are read for analysis of structure, plot, character and historical relevance.

DRAMA-104 History of the Theatre: 17th Century to Present

3 Units: 54 hours of lecture, per term, SC, DG, CSU, UC

This course offers an historical survey of dramatic art from the period of the Elizabethan Renaissance to the present. The history and development of theatre and drama are studied in relationship to cultural, political and social conditions of the time. Plays are read for analysis of structure, plot, character and historical relevance.

DRAMA-106 Technical Theatre Production/Stagecraft

2.5 Units: 135 hours of laboratory, per term, SC, DG, CSU, UC

This course introduces the theories and practices of backstage and front-of-house techniques used in theatrical productions, including basic carpentry, electricity, sound systems, and specialization.

DRAMA-107 Introduction to Stage Lighting

3 Units: 54 hours of lecture, per term, SC, DG, CSU, UC

This course provides an introduction to the study and execution of stage lighting with emphasis on equipment, control, color and their relationship to design.

DRAMA-108 Introduction to Stage Costume

3 Units: 54 hours of lecture, per term, SC, DG

This course provides instruction in costume history, design, and basic construction techniques as an introduction to basic theatrical costuming. Fabrics and their various uses will be investigated.

DRAMA-109 Introduction to Stage Makeup

3 Units: 54 hours of lecture, per term, SC, DG

This course provides instruction and practice in a lecture/laboratory setting in all phases of makeup specifically designed for theatrical use.

DRAMA-110 African American Theatre

3 Units: 54 hours of lecture, per term, SC, DG, CSU, UC

This course will be devoted to historical study of the growth and development of African American theatre in the United States, largely based on the contributions of individual African- American playwrights, their subject matter, and group responses to the challenge of developing and maintaining a theatre for the African American community.

DRAMA-122 Acting I

3 Units: 54 hours of lecture, per term, SC, DG

This course prepares a student to apply basic acting theory to performance and develops the skills of interpretation of drama through acting. Special attention is paid to skills needed for performance, including: memorization, stage movement, vocal production, and interpretation of text.

DRAMA-123 Acting II

3 Units: 54 hours of lecture, per term, SC, DG

This course follows Acting I and continues the exploration of theories and techniques used in preparation for the interpretation of drama through acting. The emphasis will be placed on deepening the understanding of the acting process through character analysis, monologues, and scenes.

DRAMA-125 Acting on Camera

3 Units: 36 hours of lecture, 54 hours of laboratory, per term, SC, DG

This course covers practical training and practice in acting on camera for the performer. Close attention will be paid to those techniques of acting that have special application to performing in television and film.

DRAMA-220 Theatre Practice

1-4 Units: 54-216 hours of laboratory, per term, SC, DG, CSU, UC

This course utilizes acting, movement, voice, dance, and directing techniques in active participation in a major theatrical production. Petition to repeat for a maximum of 4.0 units.

DRAMA-230 Creating Theatre: From Process to Performance

1-4 Units: 54-216 hours of laboratory, per term, SC, DG, CSU

This course is an intensive production workshop designed for performing artists. The focus of the workshop is the development of an original theatrical or musical adaption of literary work. The workshop culminates in two weekends of public performances.

DRAMA-298 Independent Study

.2-4 Units: 3.6-72 hours of independent study, per term, SC, DG, CSU

Prerequisite: Educational contract of study signed by an instructor, department chair and vice president. Topics must extend beyond regular course offerings.

This course is designed for selected students to pursue independent study in drama under the direction of an instructor.