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Drama Courses

DRAM 200 Introduction to Dramatic Studies
Introduction to Dramatic Studies: An introduction to dramatic literature (play analysis, genre, style) and theater (architecture, history, design and production), this course addresses the differences between drama and theater, provides an overview of their origins and development, and explores how plays get from page to stage. This course fulfills the University writing-intensive requirement. 3 hrs.

DRAM 215 Stagecraft Practicum
Stagecraft Practicum: An introduction to basic skills in technical theater, including shop safety, use of power tools, scenic construction, scene painting, props construction, and lighting techniques. Students participate in theatrical productions with an emphasis on technical elements. Students in this course are required to fulfill duties outside of class meeting hours. (Course fee required.) 1-3 hrs.

DRAM 221 Lighting and Sound Practicum
Lighting and Sound Practicum: Participation in theatrical production, with emphasis on lighting and sound. Prerequisite: DRAM 215 and permission of the department. 1-3 hrs.

DRAM 230 Costuming and Makeup Practicum
Costuming and Makeup Practicum: Participation in theatrical production, with emphasis on costuming and makeup. Prerequisite: DRAM 215 and permission of the department. 1-3 hrs.

DRAM 231 Film History & Criticism
Film History and Criticism: Introduction and historical analysis of the development of cinema from the silent era to the contemporary avant garde. The course surveys technological developments, the evolution of popular genres and the achievements of significant directors and their landmark films. Students may elect this course as COMM 231. 3 hrs.

DRAM 233 Television History & Criticism
Television History and Criticism: A survey of television history, including broadcast milestones, the entertainment and educational potential and the imprint on American society. Students will examine American mass culture through the window of television programming, explore the economic dimensions of the medium, and investigate new technologies. Students may elect this course as COMM 233. 3 hrs.

DRAM 240 Scenic Arts Practicum
Scenic Arts Practicum: Participation in theatrical production, with emphasis on set construction and scene painting. Prerequisite: DRAM 215 and permission of the department. 1-3 hrs.

DRAM 245 Stage Management Practicum
Stage Management Practicum: Participation in theatrical production, with emphasis on stage management. Prerequisite: DRAM 215 and permission of the department. 1-3 hrs.

DRAM 250 Beginning Acting
Beginning Acting: Introduction to basic principles of acting theory and accompanying illustrative exercises: relaxation, observation, concentration, imagination, alignment, improvisation, etc. 3 hrs.

DRAM 253 Directing for the Theater
Directing for the Theater: Introduction to the basic principles of theatrical production and play analysis from the viewpoint of the director, theoretical exploration of the director's tasks and practical application of such theories and considerations in related exercises and script study. Prerequisites: DRAM 215 and 250. 3 hrs.

DRAM 303 World Drama: Ancient to Renaissance
World Drama: Ancient to Renaissance: Survey of dramatic literature from ancient Greece to the
Renaissance, with emphasis on the relationship of the plays to the physical circumstances of theatrical production and to the historical and cultural milieu of the periods. Students may elect this course as ENGL 303.Prerequisite: DRAM 200 or ENGL 205 or permission of the department. 3 hrs.

DRAM 304 World Drama: Renaissance to Modern
World Drama: Renaissance to Modern: Survey of dramatic literature from the Renaissance to the modern era, with emphasis on the relationship of the plays to the physical circumstances of theatrical production and to the historical and cultural milieu of the period. Students may elect this course as ENGL 304. Prerequisite: DRAM 200 or ENGL 205 or permission of the department. 3 hrs.

DRAM 318 Acting Practicum
Acting Practicum: Admission by audition. Those students who are cast in a Queens University of Charlotte theater production will be (or may be) registered for this course. Credit through this course is valuable for all students cast in a production, regardless of major. Students cast in productions are not compelled to receive academic credit. 1-3 hrs.

DRAM 321 Lighting and Sound Design
Lighting and Sound Design: An exploration of lighting and sound design techniques for the stage. Topics include basic electricity, light and sound plots, instrumentation, computer control, color theory, and acoustics, culminating in practical experience and design projects. Prerequisite: DRAM 215. 3 hrs.

DRAM 322 Advanced Lighting and Sound
Advanced Lighting and Sound: Significant participation in the design and execution of lighting and sound for a theatrical production. Prerequisite: DRAM 320 and permission of the department. 3 hrs.

DRAM 330 Costuming and Makeup Design
Costuming and Makeup Design: An exploration of the process required for designing costumes and make-up, including background and period research, design and execution, and techniques for application to theatrical production. Prerequisite: DRAM 215. 3 hrs.

DRAM 332 Advanced Costuming & Makeup
Advanced Costuming and Makeup: Significant participation in the design and execution of costuming and makeup for a theatrical production. Prerequisite: DRAM 330 and permission of the department. 1-3 hrs.

DRAM 336 Tragedy
Tragedy: An examination of the nature of tragedy with attention to plot, protagonist, philosophic content and effect upon audience. Students may elect this course as ENGL 336. Prerequisite: DRAM 200 or ENGL 205 or permission of the department. 3 hrs.

DRAM 337 Comedy
Comedy: An examination of the nature of comedy with attention to plot, character and the manipulation of language and traditional "lazzi." Students may elect this course as ENGL 337. Prerequisite: DRAM 200 or ENGL 205 or permission of the department. 3 hrs.

DRAM 340 Scenic Design
Scenic Design: An exploration of the craft and process of design for the stage, including script analysis, historical research, sketch concepts, drafting, floor plans, renderings, and scale model construction. Prerequisite: DRAM 215. 3 hrs.

DRAM 342 Advanced Scenic Arts
Advanced Scenic Arts: Significant participation in the design and execution of set for a theatrical production. Prerequisite: DRAM 340 and permission of the department. 1-3 hrs.

DRAM 345 Advanced Stage Management
Advanced Stage Management: Significant participation in the planning and implementation of stage management for a theatrical production. Prerequisite: DRAM 245 and permission of the department. 1-3 hrs.

DRAM 350 Advanced Acting
Advanced Acting: Continued study of acting through text, topic, and/or productions and practical application of acting theory and technique by way of participation in rehearsal, development, and workshop presentation of scenes and/or monologues. Prerequisite: DRAM 250. This course may be repeated for credit up to six hours. Repeatable for a total of 6 hrs. 3 hrs.

DRAM 351 Acting for the Camera
Acting for the Camera: An exploration of the fundamental principles of television and film as they differ from live stage productions. Among the areas addressed are fundamentals of acting, auditioning, cold reading, vocabulary, and scripting. Studio work is required. (Course fee required.) Prerequisite: DRAM 250. 3 hrs.

DRAM 353 Adv Directing for the Theater
Advanced Directing for the Theater: Continued study of theatrical production from the director's point of view with further and advanced application of the subject in the directing of scene-work in workshop setting. Prerequisites: DRAM 250, DRAM 253. 3 hrs.

DRAM 355 Topics in Dramatic Literature
Topics in Dramatic Literature: Intensive consideration of a single problem in dramatic literature. The topic for this course will vary and may range from a consideration of the work of a major playwright to a study of a single genre, period or intellectual movement. May be repeated with different subtitles. Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing; DRAM 200. Repeatable for a total of 6 hrs. 3 hrs.

DRAM 356 Topics in Experiential Theater
Topics in Experiential Theater: Focused consideration of an aspect of theatrical technique. The topic for this course may vary from term to term and may range from the intricacies of dialect and vocal production to specialized movement and acting styles or the development of specialized design and production techniques. Prerequisites: DRAM 200 and 215 or permission of the department. May be repeated under different topics. Repeatable for a total of 6 hrs. 3 hrs.

DRAM 360 Stage Combat
Stage Combat: An experiential course in the techniques and practices of stage combat, including unarmed, single sword, and rapier/dagger techniques. The course offers students an opportunity to certify as Basic Actor Combatants with the Academy of Dramatic Combat. Prerequisite: DRAM 200 and DRAM 250 or permission of the department. (Course fee required.) 3 hrs.

DRAM 450 Directed Studies
Directed Studies: Independent investigation of an area in dramatic literature or theater. Open to junior and senior majors with a 3.000 grade point average in Drama. Prerequisite: permission of the department. 2-6 hrs.

DRAM 451 Senior Project
Senior Project: Independent study/project for the senior drama major. The student will choose an area of
particular interest (design, acting, directing, playwriting, dramatic literature, etc.) within the field of drama/theater and complete a project/research paper in that area. This course is a culmination of work done throughout the student's academic career. Prerequisite: permission of the department. Repeatable for a total of 6 hrs. 3-6 hrs.

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