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Course Number: DRAM 1120 (1 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: 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. (4 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5005065326


Course Number: DRAM 1121 (1 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Theater Practicum II

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. (4 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5005065326


Course Number: DRAM 1289 (2 Credit Hours) New course added May 28, 2020
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Academic Cooperative

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. (8 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 2401035212


Course Number: DRAM 1310 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Theater Appreciation

This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Dallas College Core Curriculum course.
Course Description: The various aspects of theater are surveyed. Topics include plays, playwrights, directing, acting, theaters, artists, and technicians. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5005015126


Course Number: DRAM 1322 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland Campus.
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, EFC, ECC, NLC

Course Title: Stage Movement

This is a Texas Common Course Number.
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


Course Number: DRAM 1330 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, EFC, ECC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Stagecraft I

This is a Texas Common Course Number.
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


Course Number: DRAM 1341 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, EFC, ECC, MVC, RLC

Course Title: Stage Makeup

This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: The craft of makeup is explored. Both theory and practice are included. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5005025226


Course Number: DRAM 1342 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, EFC, ECC, MVC, RLC

Course Title: Costume Technology

This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: Principles and techniques of costume design and construction for theatrical productions. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5005025326


Course Number: DRAM 1351 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Acting I

This is a Texas Common Course Number.
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


Course Number: DRAM 1352 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Acting II

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


Course Number: DRAM 2120 (1 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: 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. (4 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5005065326


Course Number: DRAM 2121 (1 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: 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. (4 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5005065326


Course Number: DRAM 2289 (2 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Academic Cooperative

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. (8 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 2401035212


Course Number: DRAM 2331 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Stagecraft II

This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite Required: 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


Course Number: DRAM 2335 (3 Credit Hours) New course added April 5, 2020
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Theater Design

This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: Survey of principles and practices of theater design and its elements. The fundamentals of art and their application to major areas of theatrical design. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5005025226


Course Number: DRAM 2336 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Voice for the Actor

This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: Emphasis is on improving voice and pronunciation. This course is cross-listed as DRAM 2336. The student may register for either DRAM 2336 or SPCH 1342 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5005065226


Course Number: DRAM 2351 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Acting III

This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite Required: DRAM 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


Course Number: DRAM 2355 (3 Credit Hours) New course added April 5, 2020
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Script Analysis

This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: Examination of foundational skills for understanding the structure and content of play scripts for interpretation and conceptualization in theater productions by directors, designers, actors, and technicians. Introduces students to significant plays in the history of dramatic literature in the playwright’s social and cultural context. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5005015226


Course Number: DRAM 2361 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: History of Theater I

This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Dallas College Core Curriculum course.
Prerequisite Required: College level ready in Reading.
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


Course Number: DRAM 2362 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland Campus.
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, ECC

Course Title: 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


Course Number: DRAM 2366 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Film Appreciation

This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Dallas College Core Curriculum course.
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 5006015126



ACGM (Lower-Division Academic Course Guide Manual) Courses

Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for general academic transfer among community, state, and technical colleges in Texas; and state public four-year colleges and universities as freshman and sophomore general education courses.


WECM (Workforce Education Course Manual) 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.