Fall 2015 Courses

DRAM 1003 Introduction to the Theatre –Introduction to the theatre is a general survey of the field of theatre, emphasizing the study of various play genre, acting styles, directing techniques, scenery, lighting, and costume design as well as the history of the theatre.

DRAM 1653 Acting I - This course examines the principles of acting, including stage directions, use of stage area, coordination of voice and body, and practice scenes from plays. Variable credit of 1-3 hours. May be repeated for a maximum of 3 credit hours.

DRAM1753 Creative Dramatics - This course examines the fundamentals principles of drama as an educational tool in working with children. Acting, music, art, and puppetry will be used. Performances are scheduled off-site at area grade schools in Rogers and Bentonville. All performances are scheduled during the regular class time.

DRAM2023 Playwriting I – Introduction to the art and craft of writing plays. Through written exercises, readings, and discussions, students learn to create writing that is theatrical in nature. The course covers dramatic action, dialogue, character, relationships, plot, and conflict. Designed for those interested in writing for the stage or screen.

DRAM 2683 Acting II – . Advanced course in Acting (continuation of Acting I). Students will learn background and theories of acting, how to analyze scripts and characters, and learn advanced methods of use of voice and body. Monologue and duet acting scenes will be presented with a showcase performance during the final exam, open to the public.  Prerequisites: DRAM1653

DRAM 2723 Drama Practicum -. Production of a play for public performance. Performers are selected by audition and technical roles assigned. Students must be able to participate in scheduled weekend performances. Variable credit may be taken of 1, 2, or 3 hours each semester. The course may be repeated for a total of 6 credit hours toward a degree at NWACC.

DRAMA 290V-Special Topics-Independent Study (On Demand). A student who wishes to work independently with an instructor on an individual topic may earn 1 to 3 hours credit. Permission from instructor and a written proposal are required in advance of registration.