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DRAM 202 - Introduction to Theatre Art

Discover how the traditions and practice of theatre in our society have developed, attend live theatre with classmates, and participate in play production projects that will inspire you to make the enjoyment of live theatre on ongoing part of your life.

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DRAM 249 - Introduction to Dramatic Process

Develop skills for creating dramatic presentations using improvised as well as published and original scripts. This introductory course in stage acting and the play development/rehearsal process provides opportunities to become a more confident and successful team member in collaborative situations on and off the stage. Topics include story telling, play analysis, theatre appreciation, effective use of the voice and body in performance, mime and mask.

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DRAM 305 - Ensemble Production I

Rehearsal and production of a full-length play for public performance: Students audition for production assignments in acting, stage management, and assistant directing in a play or a selection of scenes. Play analysis, scene study, rehearsal, and performance skills are practiced. Attendance at selected professional theatre productions is an aspect of this course.

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DRAM 310 - Stagecraft And Design

An introduction to the technical aspects of theatre: scenery design, construction, and painting, lighting and sound, properties, costume, and stage management. Students will undertake practical projects in one or more of the technical disciplines as part of a production company presenting the fall full-length play in the production studio.

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DRAM 320 - Shakespeare: Text and Performance

This course explores issues of textuality and performance in Shakespeare's canon. It combines a detailed study of the plays themselves with an examination of representative film versions. The course centres on a literary analysis of the text while it also explores the historical context out of which the dramas emerged and contemporary scholarly issues that arise in both text and performance.

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DRAM 349 - Introduction to and Development of Oral Communication

Learn to speak in public. Gain understanding of your speaking voice as physical instrument, and develop ways to make it work better for you. The life of an educated person presents many speaking opportunities: to entertain, to teach, to persuade, to negotiate, and to inspire in a wide variety of public settings. Drama 349 uses theatre-based techniques to develop public speaking skills and design effective oral presentations.

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DRAM 350 - Introduction to Motion Picture Production

This course will examine the global film industry as both an art form and a business. Students will experience selected motion picture production activities in order to enhance their appreciation of the industry. This class will include lectures on film, viewing and discussion of film and practical experience in motion picture production. As a final project each student will produce their own short video.

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DRAM 355 - Intermediate Ensemble Production II

Further opportunity for rehearsal and production of a full-length play for public performance: Students audition for production assignments in acting, stage management, and assistant directing in a play or a selection of scenes. Play analysis, scene study, rehearsal, and performance skills are practiced. Attendance at selected professional theatre productions is an aspect of this course.

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DRAM 399 - Special Topics in Drama

A course on a topic of special interest to a faculty member of the drama faculty and offered on a non-recurring basis.

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DRAM 405 - Advanced Ensemble Production III

Further opportunity for rehearsal and production of a full-length play for public performance: Students audition for production assignments in acting, stage management and assistant directing in a play or a selection of scenes. Play analysis, scene study, rehearsal, and performance skills are practiced. Attendance at selected professional theatre productions is an aspect of this course.

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DRAM 499 - Directed Studies in Drama

This course gives the student an opportunity to do intensive production-related work in drama under the direction of an instructor. Prior to registering in the course, the student proposes a project focussing on a particular aspect of theatre production and takes major responsibility for that aspect. The student contracts to fulfill from 1-3 credits depending on the scope of the work undertaken.

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