DRA-101: Introduction to Theatre
Requires no previous experience. Introduces the student to the roles of actor, director, designer, playwright, and critic, and provides a brief history of the art. Credits: 3, Prereq: none.
DRA-130: Acting I
This course introduces basic acting techniques with emphasis on concentration, movement, voice, and play analysis. Through monologue and scene work, as well as, exercises students will experience the acting process. Credits: 3, Prereq: none.
DRA-132: Acting II
Continues training the actor with specific emphasis on character development, play analysis, and auditioning techniques. Students will present individual and group scenes. Credits: 3, Prereq: DRA-120 or permission of the instructor.
DRA-163: Technical Theatre
Provides information on and experience with materials, tools, equipment, and techniques of manual drafting, scenery construction and painting, stage lighting, props, and costumes. Hands-on experience with each of the areas of study is emphasized. Students are required to work on the technical aspects for one Kirkwood production. The course is designed to produce students who have a working knowledge of the basic techniques of producing a live performance. The course is open to all students. Credits: 4, Prereq: none.
DRA-172: Technical Theatre Lab
Provides students work as technicians in one Kirkwood production. A minimum of 24 hours of practical work is required for a passing grade. Credits: 1, Prereq: none. Can Be taken up to six times.
DRA-230: Acting Lab
Provides students work as actors in one Kirkwood production. A minimum of 24 hours of practical work is required for a passing grade. Credits: 1, Prereq: none. May be taken up to six times.
DRA-928: Independent Study
Allows the student to do readings, paper, research and/or production work under the guidance of a theatre faculty member. Independent Study Learning Contract required. Credits: 1-3, Prereq: Permission of instructor.
DRA-125: Introduction to Play Analysis
This course focuses on the reading, discussion, interpretation, and analysis of dramatic texts. It is the aim of this course to provide a concentrated study of beginning play analysis through discussion and written analysis. Students will gain an understanding of the important role that dramatic analysis plays when mounting a production in the theatre. Credits: 3, Prereq: none.