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DRAM 1120 (1 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Eastfield College.
Offered at BHC, CVC, ECC, MVC, NLC

Theater Practicum I
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: 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


DRAM 1121 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at CVC, EFC, ECC, NLC, RLC

Demonstration Lab
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: 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

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on May 28, 2013. (Current) | (Changes)


DRAM 1142 (1 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Eastfield College.
Offered at BHC, ECC

Introduction to Costume
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: Principles and techniques of costume design and construction for theatrical productions. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5005025326


DRAM 1161 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, EFC, ECC, MVC

Musical Theater I
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: Study and performance of works from the musical theater repertoire. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009036126


DRAM 1162 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, EFC, ECC, MVC

Musical Theater II
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: Study and performance of works from the musical theater repertoire. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009036126


DRAM 1220 (2 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Theater Practicum I
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: 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


DRAM 1221 (2 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Theater Practicum II
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: 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


DRAM 1310 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Introduction to the Theater
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Prerequisite: DREA 0093 or English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 or have met the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standard in Reading.
Course Description: 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


DRAM 1322 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, EFC, ECC

Movement for the Stage
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Course Description: 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


DRAM 1323 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Theater Workshop
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: 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


DRAM 1330 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Stagecraft I
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Prerequisite: One of the following must be met: (1) DREA 0093 or (2) English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 or (3) have met the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Reading standard.
Course Description: 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


DRAM 1341 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Make-Up for the Stage
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: The craft of make-up is explored. Both theory and practice are included. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5005025226


DRAM 1342 (3 Credit Hours) New course added after May 28, 2013
Offered at BHC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Introduction to Costume
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: Principles and techniques of costume design and construction for theatrical productions. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on May 28, 2013. (Current) | (Changes)


DRAM 1351 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Acting I
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Prerequisite: One of the following must be met: (1) DREA 0093 or (2) English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 or (3) have met the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Reading standard.
Course Description: 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


DRAM 1352 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Acting II
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: Drama 1351 or demonstrated competence approved by the instructor.
Course Description: 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


DRAM 2120 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, EFC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Theater Practicum III
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: 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


DRAM 2121 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, EFC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Theater Practicum IV
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: 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


DRAM 2220 (2 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Eastfield College.
Offered at BHC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Theater Practicum III
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: 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


DRAM 2289 (2 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, EFC, MVC

Academic Cooperative I
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: 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


DRAM 2331 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Stagecraft II
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: DRAM 1330 or demonstrated competence approved by the Instructor.
Course Description: Emphasis is placed on the design process and individual projects. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5005025126


DRAM 2336 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Eastfield College.
Offered at BHC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Voice and Articulation
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: 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


DRAM 2351 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Acting III
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: Drama 1351 and 1352.
Course Description: 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


DRAM 2352 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Eastfield College.
Offered at BHC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Acting IV
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: Drama 2351.
Course Description: 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


DRAM 2361 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Eastfield College.
Offered at BHC, CVC, ECC, MVC, RLC

History of Theater I
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Prerequisite: One of the following must be met: (1) DREA 0093 AND DWRI 0093; (2) English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 AND 0054; or (3) have met Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Reading and Writing standards AND the college Writing score prerequisite requirement.
Course Description: 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


DRAM 2362 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Eastfield College.
Offered at BHC, CVC, ECC

History of Theater II
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: 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


DRAM 2363 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Eastfield College.
Offered at MVC

History of Musical Theater I
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: Development of Musical theater from the earliest times through the 20th century. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5005055126


DRAM 2366 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Film Appreciation I
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Prerequisite: One of the following must be met: (1) DREA 0093 or (2) English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 or (3) have met the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Reading standard.
Course Description: 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. This course is cross-listed as COMM 2366. The student may register for either DRAM 2366 or COMM 2366 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5006025126


DRAM 2367 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Eastfield College.
Offered at BHC, ECC, MVC, RLC

Film Appreciation II
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: DRAM 2366.
Course Description: 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



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.