2020-2021 Academic Catalog

Drama (DRM)

DRM 111  Practical Theatre Arts I  (1 Credits)  

Study of the general principles and techniques of interviewing, auditioning and rehearsing for careers in theatrical performance, design and technology.

DRM 112  Practical Theatre Arts II  (1 Credits)  

Methods and approaches for future theatre professionals on how to seek and obtain employment and graduate study opportunities for careers in theatrical performance, design and technology.

DRM 113  Theater Movement I  (3 Credits)  

Development of performer's physical conditioning and awareness of expressive artistic movement.

DRM 114  Introduction to Theatre  (3 Credits)  

Survey of theatrical forms, techniques, and practices. Reading of selected plays. Attendance at Norfolk State Players' productions required. Lab included.

DRM 115  Dramatic Theory & Criticism  (3 Credits)  

Major critical theories from Aristotle to present.

DRM 120  Stagecraft I  (3 Credits)  

Study of practical and theoretical knowledge of scenery, lighting, and sound design for the Theatre. Lab included.

DRM 123  Theory and Techniques of Acting  (3 Credits)  

Study of actor's resources, including body, mind and voice. Emphasis on Aristotle's elements of plot, character, diction, thought, rhythm and spectacle. Focus on play analysis, study of stage practices, gestures, movements, timing, pointing a line, sustaining, and effective characterization.

DRM 200  Intermediate Acting  (3 Credits)  

Study of the physical and vocal demands involved in the creation of a role for the stage.

DRM 212  Improvisation for the Theatre  (3 Credits)  

Development of the performer by encouraging spontaneity, including group ensemble work through improvisation.

DRM 219  African-American Drama  (3 Credits)  

Study of major African-American, African and Caribbean playwrights and their plays.

DRM 220  Stagecraft II  (3 Credits)  

In-depth studies of technical direction, carpentry, lighting, properties, sound, welding, and special effects. Advanced study of technical theatre.

DRM 226  Children's Theatre  (3 Credits)  

Study of theories adn methods of children's , theatre with concentration on educational goals. , Survey of literature and production techniques. , Practical work in production of Children's Theatre

DRM 238  Stage Management  (3 Credits)  

Study of guidelines and practical techniques for effective stage management. Emphasis on the planning, staging, rehearsing, and performing process. Study of Actor's Equity Standards.

DRM 240  Theatre Management  (3 Credits)  

Study of principles and techniques of organizing and managing theatre production programs in educational, community, and commercial settings.

DRM 310  Stage Make-Up  (3 Credits)  

Study of stage make-up techniques/designs, practices and equipment. Demonstrations of make-up design for an experimental producation required.

DRM 315  History of Theater I  (3 Credits)  

Study of history of theatre from beginning to 1650

DRM 316  Hist of Theatre II  (3 Credits)  

Study of history of theatre in Europe and America, 1650 to the present.

DRM 320  Lighting Design  (3 Credits)  

Emphasis on sources and control of light, equipment, and light design.

DRM 321  Stage Design  (3 Credits)  

Experience with floor plans, elevations, modules, and perspective designs for theatrical events. Lab included.

DRM 324  Advanced Acting Theory  (3 Credits)  

Focus on acting, theories, advanced techniques in acting, and styles of acting.

DRM 325  Rehearsal & Performance I  (3 Credits)  

Student participation as actor, designer or technician in mainstage or studio productions.

DRM 328  Contemporary Drama  (3 Credits)  

Detailed study of the plays, playwrights, and dramatic movements of the post-World WarII period.

DRM 410  Costume Design  (3 Credits)  

Study of elements of design in relationship to the planning and constructing of production designs concepts. Lab included.

DRM 413  Shakespeare for the Stage  (3 Credits)  

Focus on acting, theories, and advanced techniques in performing Shakespearean text.

DRM 415  Theatre Design With Computer  (3 Credits)  

Study of computer aided drafting and design specifically aimed at the theatre. Emphasis on a series of projects in research, analysis, and drafting on the computer.

DRM 420  Play Production  (3 Credits)  

Study of the process of mounting a play for public performance.

DRM 425  Direction of Plays  (3 Credits)  

Emphasis on the origin and development of play direction, basic principles of composition, picturization, movement, rhythm and pantomimic dramatization. Experience in directing a laboratory production with a cast of three or more.

DRM 426  Special Project in Theater I  (3 Credits)  

The practical application course designed to explore theatre concepts within a group setting and involving an exchange of ideas and practical methods, skills, and principles.

DRM 430  Playwriting  (3 Credits)  

Script development with emphasis on material, characters, conflict, unity, dramatic action, suspense, and dialogue in relationship to plot, character, thought, diction, music, and spectacle.

DRM 435  Advanced Technical Theatre  (3 Credits)  

Advanced design theory and stage practice. Design of stage lighting, scenery, and sound.

DRM 436  Sound Design  (3 Credits)  

Exploration of sound equipment: principles, practices, and uses as applied to today's theatre. A series of projects in recording, mixing, editing, and analysis.

DRM 450  Research Seminar  (3 Credits)  

Research course in which each student completes an independent research project on some aspect of the theatre, such as a playwright, a theatrical movement, or a historical period.

DRM 460  Dramatic Theory & Criticism  (3 Credits)  

Major critical theories from Aristotle to present.

DRM 491  Drama Internship  (3 Credits)  

Provides students with the opportunity to earn academic credit for an approved theatre internship.