Associate of Arts (A.A.)

Drama

The Tin Man and the Scarecrow from the Wizard of Oz.
Drama

John Freyermuth
Chair of Commercial Music, Visual and Performing Arts Department
Sam and Linda Monroe Performing Arts Center Building, Office 126
(409) 984-6520
freyermuthje@lamarpa.edu

Program Description

The Drama curriculum is designed for students who plan to pursue a baccalaureate degree with a major in theater or a pre-professional degree in law. The degree plan provides a Core Curriculum that will transfer to any state supported college or university in Texas. It includes the general education requirements for almost any baccalaureate degree. The electives beyond the Core Curriculum allow students to explore various aspects of the performing arts.
    

Student Organizations

A Class Act
Texas Educational Theater Association (TETA)
 
Associate of Arts Drama Degree Plan
Course Number Title SCH
Core Curriculum Courses 42
BCIS 1305 Business Computer Applications 3
DRAM Courses 15
  Total Hours 60


Contact

John Freyermuth Department Chair 409-984-6520 freyermuthje@lamarpa.edu
Dr. Laura Stafford Professor 409-984-6331 staffolj@lamarpa.edu
Damon Gengo Technical Director-Theater 409-984-6351 gengodh@lamarpa.edu


DRAM Course Descriptions

DRAM 1120 Theater Practicum I  --  1 hour
Practicum in theater open to all students with emphasis on technique and procedures with experience gained in play productions.

DRAM 1121 Theater Practicum II  --  1 hour
Practicum in theater open to all students with emphasis on technique and procedures with experience gained in play productions.

DRAM 1310 Introduction to Theater  --  3 hours
Survey of theater including its history, dramatic works, stage techniques, production procedures and relation to other art forms. Participation in productions may be required. Emphasis on observation and appreciation of various types and styles of plays, knowledge of the functions of the personnel and other elements of theater production including its history, dramatic works, stage techniques, production procedures and its relation to the fine arts.

DRAM 1330 Stagecraft I  --  3 hours
Study and application of the methods and components of theatrical production which may include one or more of the following: theater facilities, scenery construction and painting, properties, lighting, costume, makeup, sound, and theatrical management. Additional topics may include: basic course on handling and construction of scenery, the care of stage properties and theatrical terminology and the study and application of visual aesthetics of design which may include hands-on experience in the physical theater.

DRAM 1351 Acting I  --  3 hours
An introduction to the fundamental principles and tools of acting as used in auditions, rehearsals, and performances. This may include ensemble performing, character and script analysis, and basic theater terminology. This exploration will emphasize the development and analysis of the actor’s instrument: voice, body and imagination as a means of interpreting human creativity and social expression.

DRAM 1352 Acting II  --  3 hours
Exploration and further training within the basic principles and tools of acting, including an emphasis on critical analysis of oneself and others. The tools include ensemble performing, character and script analysis, and basic theater terminology. This will continue the exploration of the development of the actor’s instrument: voice, body and imagination as a means of interpreting human creativity and social expression.

DRAM 2120 Theater Practicum III  --  1 hour
Practicum in theater open to all students with emphasis on technique and procedures with experience gained in play productions Laboratory instruction in production techniques in scenery, lighting, costumes and other technical areas. Course may be taken three times for a total of three semester credit hours.

DRAM 2121 Theater Practicum IV  --  1 hour
Practicum in theater open to all students with emphasis on technique and procedures with experience gained in play productions Laboratory instruction in production techniques in scenery, lighting, costumes and other technical areas. Course may be taken three times for a total of three semester credit hours.

DRAM 2336 Voice for the Theater  --  3 hours
Application of the performer's use of the voice as a creative instrument of effective communication. Encourages an awareness of the need for vocal proficiency and employs techniques designed to improve the performer's speaking abilities. Builds vocal development, vocabulary and pronunciation through exercises and analysis of the application of the performer’s use of the voice as a creative instrument of effective communication and cultural expression.

DRAM 2351 Acting III  --  3 hours
Development of basic skills and techniques of acting including increased sensory awareness, ensemble performing, character analysis, and script analysis. Emphasis on the mechanics of voice, body, emotion, and analysis as tools for the actor. A continuation of acting with emphasis on various styles of acting.

DRAM 2361 History of the Theater I  --  3 hours
Study of the history of the theater from primitive times through the Renaissance.