Bachelor of Arts in Drama (Emphasis in Acting and Directing)

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Total Semester Credit Hours Required

120 semester credit hours.

Major

78 semester credit hours.

Drama Major Rehearsal and Production Requirement

Drama majors must enroll in DRAM 1312 or DRAM 2312 or DRAM 3312 or DRAM 4412 each semester of full-time enrollment. Each of these courses corresponds with the student's class status. For example, a First Year student should enroll in DRAM 1312, a Sophomore student should enroll in DRAM 2312 and so on.  Transfer students should enroll in DRAM 3312 or DRAM 4412 after consulting with a program advisor.

The following is the list of required course for a student pursuing a B.A. in Drama with an emphasis in Acting and Directing:

Drama Core Courses (42 SCH)
DRAM 1312Rehearsal and Production I (taken two times)4
DRAM 1321Script Reading (taken two times)2
DRAM 2312Rehearsal and Performance II (taken two times)4
DRAM 2433Theatrical Makeup3
DRAM 2213Performance I3
DRAM 2113Stagecraft I3
DRAM 3312Rehearsal and Performance III (taken two times)4
DRAM 3473The Theatre and Its Drama: Before 17153
DRAM 3483The Theatre and Its Drama: Since 17153
DRAM 3523Play Directing3
DRAM 4412Rehearsal and Production II (taken two times)4
DRAM 4603Summer Stock (taken two times)6
Emphasis Area (18 SCH)
DRAM 2223Performance II3
DRAM 2473Movement for the Performer I3
DRAM 3603Advanced Acting and Scene Work3
DRAM 3493Theatre Speech3
DRAM 4403Scenic Design3
or DRAM 4413 Costume Design
or DRAM 4423 Stage Lighting
DRAM 4903Special Topics (Playwrighting)3
Electives12
Take twelve SCH of drama or related studies
Foreign Languages6
Total Semester Credit Hours78

Bachelor of Arts in Drama (Acting and Directing Emphasis) Program of Study

First Year
FallSemester Credit Hours
DRAM 1312Rehearsal and Production I2
DRAM 1321Script Reading1
DRAM 2213Performance I3
ENG 1013Composition I3
HIST 1013History of the United States, 1492-18653
UNIV 1231Learning Frameworks: The First Year Experience1
Creative Arts Core3
 Semester Credit Hours16
Spring
DRAM 1312Rehearsal and Production I2
DRAM 1321Script Reading1
DRAM 2223Performance II3
ENG 1023Composition II3
HIST 1023History of the United States, 1865 to the Present3
Wellness/Mathematics CAO Core2
 Semester Credit Hours14
Second Year
Fall
DRAM 2312Rehearsal and Performance II2
DRAM 2113Stagecraft I3
DRAM 2433Theatrical Makeup3
DRAM 2473Movement for the Performer I3
GOV 2013U.S. National Government3
 Semester Credit Hours14
Spring
DRAM 2312Rehearsal and Performance II2
GOV 2023Texas Government3
Social/Behavioral Science Core (GP)3
Mathematics Core3
Language, Philosophy and Culture 3
 Semester Credit Hours14
Summer
DRAM 4603Summer Stock3
 Semester Credit Hours3
Third Year
Fall
DRAM 3312Rehearsal and Performance III2
DRAM 3473The Theatre and Its Drama: Before 17153
DRAM 3603Advanced Acting and Scene Work3
Multicultural Women's Studies3
Life/Phyiscal Science3
 Semester Credit Hours14
Spring
DRAM 3312Rehearsal and Performance III2
DRAM 3483The Theatre and Its Drama: Since 17153
DRAM 3493Theatre Speech3
DRAM 4403, 4413, or 4423Scenic Design3
Life/Phyiscal Science3
 Semester Credit Hours14
Summer
DRAM 4603Summer Stock3
 Semester Credit Hours3
Fourth Year
Fall
DRAM 4412Rehearsal and Production II2
DRAM 4903 (Playwriting)Special Topics3
DRAM Elective3
DRAM Elective (upper level)3
Related Studies: Foreign Language3
 Semester Credit Hours14
Spring
DRAM 4412Rehearsal and Production II2
DRAM 3523Play Directing3
DRAM Elective3
DRAM Elective3
Related Studies: Foreign Language3
 Semester Credit Hours14
 Total Semester Credit Hours: 120

(GP) courses satisfy global perspectives graduation requirement.