Drama/Theatre

To Learn More:

Liz Lacy, M.F.A.
Program Coordinator

409-944-1398 

Fax: 409-944-1500

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Drama/Theatre Department

Welcome to the Drama/Theatre Department home page.  This site provide useful information for those who will be taking courses in the Galveston College Department of Performing Arts, whether as majors or as students taking required or no-required courses and also for students of lifelong learning for personal enrichment.

Mission

The goal of the Performing Arts Program is to provide the students with a diverse curriculum that includes historical, practical, technical, and creative aspects of the art, providing a solid base in acting, directing, technical theatre and design, performance, history, literature, and theory. Students will develop professional industry standards and artistic ethics which will prepare them for continued performing arts’ opportunities’ including: degree programs at four year universities, internships, professional theatre, and participation in the performing arts in their communities. Course offerings are transferable and in accord with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

Drama/Theatre Major

Students who choose to pursue an Associate of Arts in Drama/Theatre will take basic core curriculum as well as the following Drama classes.  Upon completion of this degree plan, students will be well prepared to transfer to most four-year colleges in Texas and elsewhere. Classes are small with individualized instruction.

Non Majors

For non-majors, students may register for DRAM 1310, DRAM 2361, DRAM 2366, MUSI 1306-Music Appreciation, and MUSI 1310 American Music for their Creative Arts credit and DRAM 2361 or DRAM 2362 for their Language, Philosophy, Culture credit. Also, the college offers numerous courses for students interested in vocal and instrument lessons.

Associate of Arts in Drama/Theatre

The transfer curriculum below is designed for students who plan to pursue a degree in Theatre at a senior college or university after completing their studies at Galveston College.*

Upon successful completion of the prescribed courses, the student will be eligible to graduate from Galveston College with an Associate of Arts degree.

AA Drama/Theatre: Full-Time or Part-Time Path

Degree Audit Program Code: AA_DRAMA

Total Semester Credit Hours: 60

Notes:
*  Degree requirements may vary among different senior institutions. Students should consult an advisor for specific course selection.
1  HIST 2301 may be substituted for either HIST 1301 or HIST 1302.
2  MATH 1314 or a higher college-level mathematics course.
5  Select two course from BIOL 1322, BIOL 1406, BIOL 1407, BIOL 2401, BIOL 2402, BIOL 2421, CHEM 1405, CHEM 1411, CHEM 1412, CHEM 2423, CHEM 2425, ENVR 1301, ENVR 1302, KINE 1301, PHYS 1401, PHYS 1402, PHYS 2425, or PHYS 2426.
7  Select one course from CRIJ 1301, CRIJ 1307, ECON 2301, ECON 2302, KINE 1304, KINE 1346, PSYC 2301, SOCI 1301, or SOCI 1306.

Course Description

DRAM 1120 THEATER PRACTICUM I 

Credit: 1
Prerequisites: None.
Practicum in theater open to all students with emphasis on technique and procedures with experience gained in play productions.

DRAM 1121 THEATER PRACTICUM II

Credit: 1
Prerequisites: None.
Practicum in theater open to all students with emphasis on technique and procedures with experience gained in play productions.

DRAM 1310 INTRODUCTION TO THEATER

Credit: 3
Prerequisites: TSI Satisfied in literacy.
Survey of theater including its history, dramatic works, stage techniques, production procedures, and relation to other art forms. Participation in a major production may be required.

DRAM 1330 STAGECRAFT I

Credit: 3
Prerequisites: None.
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.

DRAM 1341 MAKEUP

Credit: 3
Prerequisites: None.
Design and execution of makeup for the purpose of developing believable characters. Includes discussion of basic makeup principles and practical experience of makeup application.

DRAM 1351 ACTING I

Credit: 3
Prerequisites: TSI Satisfied in literacy.
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 emphasizes the development of the actor’s instrument: voice, body, and imagination.

DRAM 1352 ACTING II

Credit: 3
Prerequisites: TSI Satisfied in literacy.
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 course continues the exploration of the development of the actor’s instrument: voice, body and imagination.

DRAM 2120 THEATER PRACTICUM III

Credit: 1
Prerequisites: None.
Practicum in theater open to all students with emphasis on technique and procedures with experience gained in play productions.

DRAM 2121 THEATER PRACTICUM IV

Credit: 1
Prerequisites: None
Practicum in theater open to all students with emphasis on technique and procedures with experience gained in play productions.

DRAM 2331 STAGECRAFT II

Credit: 3
Prerequisites: None.
Continued 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 equipment.

DRAM 2336 VOICE FOR THE THEATER

Credit: 3
Prerequisites: None.
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.

DRAM 2361 HISTORY OF THE THEATER I

Credit: 3
Prerequisites: TSI Satisfied in literacy.
Study of the history of the theater from primitive times through the Renaissance.

DRAM 2362 HISTORY OF THE THEATER II

Credit: 3
Prerequisites: TSI Satisfied in literacy.
Study of the history of the theater from Renaissance through today.

DRAM 2366 INTRODUCTION TO CINEMA

Credit: 3
Prerequisites: TSI Satisfied in literacy.
Survey and analyze cinema including history, film techniques, production procedures, selected motion pictures, and cinema’s impact on and reflection of society. The lab part of the course will be primarily be devoted to viewing selected films. (Cross-listed as COMM 2366)

Scholarships

Drama/Theatre Scholarships are available. Please contact Liz Lacy at llacy@gc.edu or call 409-944-1398 for further instructions on how to apply.