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Academic Year

2013-2014

School

School of Humanities and Social Science School Web site

School Dean

Janet Dizinno, Ph.D. hssdean@stmarytx.edu

Department

Drama

Department Chair

Bernadette Hamilton-Brady bbrady@stmarytx.edu

Department Courses and Descriptions

Department Courses and Descriptions
DM 1302
From Page to Stage in Theatre History (3)
An examination of the historical evolution of theatre from the Greeks to Contemporary Theatre. Em phasis is placed on experiencing first hand the performance style of selected historical periods through language, manners and movement, costuming, and interaction with ornamentation.

DM 1311
Voice and Diction (3)
This course deals with the training of the speaking voice as it is explored through breath control and execution, integration of facial and body posture, and the synergism of consonant and vowel action into a resonating voice. In mastering the basic applications in this course, one may engage in vital vocal communication and expression of one's personal culture.

DM 2321
Acting (3)
This course engages the student in the basic techniques of Acting via sensory exploration and tac tical interplay. One will learn to communicate a character's relationship with others and his envi ron ment through exercises, games, improvisations, and critical analysis. As a result of this exploratory process, one will be able to justify and connect character actions that differ from one's own habit patterns, tempo-rhythms, or standard energy levels into an Acting score and per formance.

DM 2352
Introduction to Stagecraft (3)
A hands-on course in which the basic knowledge of tools, techniques, and procedures is used to create and build the end results of the divisions of theatre production; namely, set design and con struction, lighting design, costume design, sound and property design, and stage management. Par tici pation in departmental productions through DM 3161 is re quired.

DM 3161
Drama Rehearsal & Performance (1)
Practicum in actual production. May be repeated up to 3 hours credit. This course may be taken by Free Audit. This means it will appear on transcript as "AU", but does not count toward graduation.

DM 3331
Directing (3)
This course is an application of staging techniques and directorial principles onto selected scenes and short plays in a laboratory setting. Emphasis is placed upon the fundamentals of blocking, script analysis, achievement of emphasis as it relates to a visionary concept, and the development of aesthetic values.

DM 3381
History of the Theatre (3)
Development of the theatre from primitive times to 1940.

DM 4191
Special Studies in Drama (1)
Independent study or seminar. Consent of the department required. May be repeated up to six hours of credit.

DM 4331
Directing Drama Activities (3)
High school drama activities studied in terms of conducting and recruitment.

DM 4361
Creative Drama for Children (3)
Independent study or seminar. Consent of the department required. May be repeated up to six hours of credit.

DM 4362
Children's Theatre (3)
Independent study or seminar. Consent of the department required. May be repeated up to six hours of credit.

DM 4371
Playwriting (3)
Principles and practice in dramatic writing for the stage.

DM 4391
Special Studies in Drama (3)
Independent study or seminar. Consent of the department required. May be repeated up to six hours of credit.

DM 4691
Special Studies in Drama (6)
Independent study or seminar. Consent of the department required. May be repeated up to six hours of credit.

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