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DRAM 1120   Theater Practicum I (1)
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: None.
Practicum in theater with emphasis on technique and procedures with experience gained in play productions. This course may be repeated for credit. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5005065326

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DRAM 1121   Demonstration Lab (1)
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: None.
Scenes studied in various theatre classes are demonstrated to show contrast and different styles. This course may be repeated for credit. (1 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5005065326

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DRAM 1142   Introduction to Costume (1)
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: None.
Principles and techniques of costume design and construction for theatrical productions. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5005025326

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DRAM 1161   Musical Theater I (1)
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: None.
Study and performance of works from the musical theater repertoire. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009036126

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DRAM 1162   Musical Theater II (1)
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: None.
Study and performance of works from the musical theater repertoire. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009036126

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DRAM 1220   Theater Practicum I (2)
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: None.
Practicum in theater with emphasis on technique and procedures with experience gained in play productions. This course may be repeated for credit. (6 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5005065326

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DRAM 1221   Theater Practicum II (2)
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: None.
Participation in the class may include any phase of rehearsal and performance of the current theatrical presentation. This course may be repeated for credit. (6 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5005065326

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DRAM 1242   Introduction to Costume (2)
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: None.
Principles and techniques of costume design and construction for theatrical productions. (6 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5005025326

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DRAM 1310   Introduction to the Theater (3)
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: Developmental Reading 0093 or English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 or have met the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standard in Reading.
The various aspects of theatre are surveyed. Topics include plays, playwrights, directing, acting, theatres, artists, and technicians. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5005015126

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DRAM 1322   Movement for the Stage (3)
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: None.
Movement is studied as both a pure form and as it is used in all theatrical styles, and in the development of characterization. (2 Lec. 3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5005065426

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DRAM 1323   Theater Workshop (3)
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: None.
A course in theatre with emphasis on performance techniques in musical and repertory theatre with practical performance experience. This course may be repeated for credit. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5005065326

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DRAM 1330   Stagecraft I (3)
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: None.
The technical aspects of play production are studied. Topics include shop procedures, the planning and fabrication of scenic elements, and backstage operations. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5005025126

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DRAM 1336   Television Production I (3)
The Texas Common Course Number is COMM 1336.
Prerequisite: None.
Station organization, studio operation, and the use of studio equipment are introduced. Topics include continuity, camera, sound, lights, and videotape recording. This course is cross-listed as COMM 1336. The student may register for either DRAM 1336 or COMM 1336, but may receive credit for only one of the two courses. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 1002025206

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DRAM 1337   Television Production II (3)
The Texas Common Course Number is COMM 1337.
Prerequisite: Drama 1336.
This course is a continuation of Drama 1336. Emphasis is on the concept and technique of production in practical situations. This course is cross-listed as COMM 1337. The student may register for either DRAM 1337 or COMM 1337, but may receive credit for only one of the two courses. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 1002025206

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DRAM 1341   Make-Up for the Stage (3)
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: None.
The craft of make-up is explored. Both theory and practice are included. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5005025226

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DRAM 1351   Acting I (3)
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: None.
The theory of acting and various exercises are presented. Body control, voice, interpretation, characterization, and stage movement are included. Both individual and group activities are used. Specific roles are analyzed and studied. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5005065126

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DRAM 1352   Acting II (3)
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: Drama 1351 or demonstrated competence approved by the instructor.
This course is a continuation of Drama 1351. Emphasis is on characterization and ensemble acting. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5005065126

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DRAM 2120   Theater Practicum III (1)
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: None.
Practicum in theater with emphasis on technique and procedures with experience gained in play productions. This course may be repeated for credit. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5005065326

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DRAM 2121   Theater Practicum IV (1)
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: None.
Practicum in theater with emphasis on technique and procedures with experience gained in play productions. This course may be repeated for credit. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5005065326

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DRAM 2220   Theater Practicum III (2)
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: None.
Practicum in theater with emphasis on technique and procedures with experience gained in play productions. This course may be repeated for credit. (6 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5005065326

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DRAM 2289   Academic Cooperative I (2)
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: None.
An instructional program designed to integrate on-campus study with practical hands-on work experience. In conjunction with class seminars, the individual student will set specific goals and objectives in the study of drama. (6 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 2401035212

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DRAM 2324   Broadcasting Communications I (3)
The Texas Common Course Number is COMM 2324.
Prerequisite: None.
Basic techniques of television and video performance are introduced. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 0907015306

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DRAM 2325   Broadcasting Communications II (3)
The Texas Common Course Number is COMM 2325.
Prerequisite: Drama 2324 or demonstrated competence approved by the instructor.
This course is a continuation of Drama 2324. Emphasis is on radio and television as mass media and practical applications in both radio and television. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 0907015306

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DRAM 2331   Stagecraft II (3)
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: None.
Emphasis is placed on the design process and individual projects. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5005025126

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DRAM 2336   Voice and Articulation (3)
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: None.
Students may register for either Speech 1342 or Drama 2336 but may receive credit for only one of the two. Emphasis is on improving voice and pronunciation. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5005035226 5005065226

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DRAM 2351   Acting III (3)
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: Drama 1351 and 1352.
Emphasis is on the study, rehearsal and performance of selected scenes of various periods and styles. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5005065126

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DRAM 2352   Acting IV (3)
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: Drama 2351.
This course is a continuation of Drama 2351. Emphasis is on individual needs of the performer and the various styles of production. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5005065126

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DRAM 2361   History of Theater I (3)
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: None.
Drama is surveyed from its beginning through the 16th century. The theatre is studied in each period as a part of the total culture of the period. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5005055126

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DRAM 2362   History of Theater II (3)
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: None.
Drama is surveyed from the 17th century through the 20th century. The theatre is studied in each period as a part of the total culture of the period. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5005055126

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DRAM 2363   History of Musical Theater I (3)
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: None.
Development of Musical theater from the earliest times through the 20th century. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5005055126

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DRAM 2366   Film Appreciation I (3)
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: Developmental Reading 0093 or English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 or have met the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standard in Reading.
Emphasis on the analysis of the visual and aural aspects of selected motion pictures, dramatic aspects of narrative films, and historical growth and sociological effect of film as an art. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5006025126

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DRAM 2367   Film Appreciation II (3)
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: DRAM 2366.
Emphasis on the analysis of the visual and aural aspects of selected motion pictures, dramatic aspects of narrative films, and historical growth and sociological effect of film as an art. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5006025126

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DRAM 2374   Lighting Design (3)
This is a Unique Need Course.
Prerequisite: None.
The design and techniques of lighting are covered. Topics include instrumentation, electricity, control and practical experience. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5005027226

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Academic Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for transfer among community colleges and state public four year colleges and universities as freshman and sophomore general education courses.

WECM Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as workforce education (technical) courses offered for credit and CEUs (Continuing Education Units). While these courses are designed to transfer among state community colleges, they are not designed to automatically transfer to public four year colleges and universities.

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