A survey of types of drama, of major periods of drama, and of how drama is produced and staged to develop appreciation and critical standards for Drama through studying, viewing and listening.
Practical experience in technical theatre, costuming, management and promotions as the students assist in preparing for two major theatrical productions each semester. May be repeated for credit.
Technical Theatre I
An introduction to the basic operation of shop tools, stage hardware and equipment, the primary elements of stage construction and the technical elements of staging, basic design and color theory, and mechanical drawing.
Introduction to Acting
An introduction to basic principles of acting with emphasis on relaxation; discovering the body, the voice and space; stage vocabulary, character and script analysis; acting styles; and make-up.
Voice and Diction
An introduction to basic understanding of the mechanics of voice production; the use of the International Phonetic Alphabet for diction study, and as an aid in recognizing and correcting common speech problems; the recognition of speech disorders for referral to a speech therapist; and an introduction to standard speech for the stage.
An introduction to the principles and methods of selecting, analyzing and presenting prose, poetry and drama through solo and group performance.