UST Course Descriptions
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DRAM 1111 - Rehearsal and Production
Drama
Participation backstage and on stage in Drama Program productions.


DRAM 1112 - Rehearsal and Production
Drama
Participation backstage and on stage in Drama Program productions.


DRAM 1113 - Beginning Dance
Drama



DRAM 1114 - Beginning Dance
Drama



DRAM 1330 - Introduction to Theatre
Drama
A foundation program in drama. Emphasis is on history, play structure, acting and design.


DRAM 1331 - Acting I
Drama
Development of acting skills based on traditional Stanislavski techniques. Students will learn to give a truthful performance, sharpen their critical thinking and oral communication skills, and engage in the process of creating theatrical art. Acting techniques will be synthesized with Aristotle's dramatic structure and the expression of the human condition in a philosophical, cultural, and historical context. The students are actively involved in live performance.


DRAM 1332 - Acting II
Drama



DRAM 1334 - History Of The Theatre I
Drama



DRAM 1336 - Stagecraft
Drama
The technique of scenery construction and painting.


DRAM 2111 - Rehearsal and Production
Drama
Participation backstage and on stage in Drama Program productions.


DRAM 2112 - Rehearsal and Production
Drama
Participation backstage and on stage in Drama Program productions.


DRAM 2226 - Advanced Dance
Drama



DRAM 2331 - Movement for the Theatre
Drama
In an effort to shape a more fully responsive, spontaneous and creative actor, This course explores a variety of movement traditions, including Classical Ballet, Stage Combat, Kabuki, Noh, Restoration Behavior and techniques of both Suzuki and Anne Bogart.


DRAM 2332 - Acting II
Drama
Theory and practice in characterization. Students participate in duet scenes and monologues and appear in one–act plays. Prerequisite: DRAM 1331 or its equivalent.


DRAM 2333 - Stage Makeup
Drama
Design and application of makeup for the stage. ($10 fee).


DRAM 2335 - Theatre Speech
Drama
A practical and theoretical examination of the basic principles of voice production. The student works with images and characterization necessary for the stage. Emphasis on dictation and articulation.


DRAM 2337 - Lighting Design
Drama



DRAM 2338 - Children's Theatre
Drama
Lower-division treatment of theory and practice in the art of performing for young audiences. The students will participate in a major production for children.


DRAM 2340 - The Story of Theatre I
Drama
A basic introduction to the major developments in the theater from antiquity to restoration. This course will explore the people, the places and the performances in which the human story has come to life on the stage. Play attendance and practical projects are among requirements of this course. (Odd fall) No prerequisite.


DRAM 2341 - The Story of Theatre II
Drama
A basic introduction to the major developments in the theater from the restoration through the post-modern era. This course will explore the people, the places and the performances in which the human story has come to life on the stage. Play attendance and practical projects are among requirements of this course. (Even fall) No prerequisite.


DRAM 3110 - Special Projects
Drama



DRAM 3111 - Rehearsal and Production
Drama
Participation backstage and on stage in Drama Program productions.


DRAM 3112 - Rehearsal and Production
Drama
Participation backstage and on stage in Drama Program productions.


DRAM 3137 - Children's Theatre Laboratory
Drama
A production and performance laboratory which will involve students in a play for young audiences. Co–requisite: DRAM 3337. May be repeated for credit.


DRAM 3225 - Advanced Dance
Drama



DRAM 3329 - Screenwriting
Drama
Theories and techniques of writing feature films and teleplays, including structure, dialogue and characterization. Students write scenes and a short screenplay. Prerequisite: permission of faculty member.


DRAM 3330 - Special Projects
Drama



DRAM 3331 - Playwriting
Drama
The study of dramatic structure, dialogue, action and characterization. Students write short scenes and a short play. Prerequisite: permission of faculty member.


DRAM 3333 - Scene Design
Drama
The principles of scene design for the stage. Emphasis is on the execution of designs through drafting and model building. Prerequisite: DRAM 1336.


DRAM 3334 - Scene Design Ii
Drama



DRAM 3337 - Children's Theatre
Drama
Theory and practice in the art of performing for young audiences. Students will participate in a major production for children. Corequisite: DRAM 3137. Prerequisite: DRAM 1331 or permission of program chair.


DRAM 3338 - Creative Drama
Drama
An examination of methods used to teach theatre arts in the elementary classroom. Emphasis is on sensory awareness, pantomime and story dramatization. The students will participate in and lead creative drama sessions with children.


DRAM 3340 - Theatre History I
Drama
Theatre History I provides an understanding of how key shifts in human communication shaped developments in the history of theatre and performance. Focusing on artifacts from antiquity through to the restoration, this course explores the methodologies employed by contemporary theatre historians in an effort to create a truly global perspective on drama, theatre and performance.


DRAM 3341 - Theatre History II
Drama
Theatre History II provides an understanding of how key shifts in human communication shaped developments in the history of theatre and performance. Focusing on artifacts from the restoration through to the post–modern era, this course explores the methodologies employed by contemporary theatre historians in an effort to create a truly global perspective on drama, theatre and performance.


DRAM 4111 - Rehearsal and Production
Drama
Participation backstage and on stage in Drama Program productions.


DRAM 4112 - Rehearsal and Production
Drama
Participation backstage and on stage in Drama Program productions.


DRAM 4191 - Internship in Drama
Drama
Practicum or on–the–job experience under the guidance of practicing specialists in the field. To be supervised individually by a program faculty member with the permission of the program chair.


DRAM 4192 - Directed Reading/Independent Study in Drama
Drama
Student research on a selected problem in the field pursued under the guidance of an assigned member of the faculty.


DRAM 4193 - Special Topics in Drama
Drama
Upper–division treatment of selected topics of mutual interest to the faculty member and students, such as costume history and design, advanced stage makeup and stage movement.


DRAM 4226 - Advanced Dance
Drama



DRAM 4291 - Internship in Drama
Drama
Practicum or on–the–job experience under the guidance of practicing specialists in the field. To be supervised individually by a program faculty member with the permission of the program chair.


DRAM 4292 - Directed Reading/Independent Study in Drama
Drama
Student research on a selected problem in the field pursued under the guidance of an assigned member of the faculty.


DRAM 4293 - Special Topics in Drama
Drama
Upper–division treatment of selected topics of mutual interest to the faculty member and students, such as costume history and design, advanced stage makeup and stage movement.


DRAM 4331 - Directing
Drama
The fundamentals of play directing. Emphasis is on play analysis, production techniques and the relationship between director, script and actor. The students will direct a one–act play. Prerequisite: permission of program chair.


DRAM 4332 - Directing II
Drama



DRAM 4333 - Improvisation for the Actor
Drama
Theory and practice in improvisational acting as an approach to characterization and ensemble playing. Prerequisite: DRAM 1331 or permission of program chair.


DRAM 4334 - Styles of Acting
Drama
Theory and practice in the styles of acting. Styles can included Greek, Shakespeare, Restoration, Farce, Absurd, Epic and Artaud. Prerequisite: DRAM 1331 or permission of program chair.


DRAM 4336 - Drama Program Management
Drama
This course will familiarize the student with best practices for running a K-12 Theatre Arts program. Students will be actively involved in creating both curricular and extracurricular theatre program elements. Prerequisite: Junior standing in dram or related program; Instructor approval needed.


DRAM 4391 - Internship in Drama
Drama
Practicum or on–the–job experience under the guidance of practicing specialists in the field. To be supervised individually by a program faculty member with the permission of the program chair.


DRAM 4392 - Directed Reading/Independent Study in Drama
Drama
Student research on a selected problem in the field pursued under the guidance of an assigned member of the faculty.


DRAM 4393 - Special Topics in Drama
Drama
Upper–division treatment of selected topics of mutual interest to the faculty member and students, such as costume history and design, advanced stage makeup and stage movement.


DRAM 4492 - Directed Reading/Independent Study in Drama
Drama
Student research on a selected problem in the field pursued under the guidance of an assigned member of the faculty.


DRAM 4493 - Special Topics in Drama
Drama
Upper–division treatment of selected topics of mutual interest to the faculty member and students, such as costume history and design, advanced stage makeup and stage movement.




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