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USA Undergraduate/Graduate Bulletin 2014-2015

DEPARTMENT OF DRAMATIC ARTS

Chair: Leon Van Dyke (251) 460-6305
Professors: Miller, Van Dyke
Associate Professor: Britton
Assistant Professor: Burns

Department of Dramatic Arts web site
http://www.southalabama.edu/drama   
The programs are designed to provide students with a theoretical foundation and a practical proficiency in the arts of theatre.   
The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) allows the student to gain a better understanding of the theatre, while the Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) provides professional training in the same field. Both include lectures, workshops, and practical experience in all phases of the theatre.   

All first-time freshmen must successfully complete CAS 100: First Year Experience as a degree requirement. Students must enroll during their first term at USA, except for summer-entry students who must enroll in the fall semester following entry. DRA 150 will fulfill the technology proficiency requirement for Drama majors.

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE IN DRAMA   
A minimum of 42 semester hours in Dramatic Arts, including DRA 100, DRA 101, DRA 103 (every semester), DRA 120, DRA 150, DRA 210, DRA 340, DRA 350, DRA 351; also one additional hour selected from DRA 100, DRA 101, DRA 102, DRA 300, DRA 301 or DRA 302; one additional three-hour acting course; six hours selected from DRA 130, DRA 131, and/or DRA 132; three hours selected from DRA 330, DRA 431, or DRA 432; and remainder of elective hours in Drama except DRA 100, DRA 101, DRA 102, DRA 103, DRA 300, DRA 301 or DRA 302. Students pursuing a degree in Drama also must have a minor in another discipline.    
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MINOR IN DRAMA   
A minimum of 21 semester hours in Dramatic Arts, including DRA 100, DRA 101, DRA 110 or DRA 115, DRA 120, DRA 210 either DRA 350 or DRA 351; three additional hours selected from DRA 130, 131, 132; and 6 elective hours in Drama.   
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MINOR IN DRAMA WITH A CONCENTRATION IN DANCE   
Those interested in pursuing this minor should contact the Department of Dramatic Arts for minor requirements.   
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS DEGREE IN THEATRE ARTS   
General Education and Core requirements as listed here and other theatre courses as approved. In addition to the Drama core requirements, an emphasis must be selected in either Acting, Tech/Design or Music Theatre. An additional six hours are required and may be selected from any remaining courses in Dramatic Arts. Students pursuing the BFA in Theatre are not required to have a minor.    
GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS FOR BFA   

I.    Communication (6 HRS)   
EH 101, EH 102   
II.    Humanities (6 HRS)   

Dramatic Literature: EH 302, EH 322, EH 323, EH 460, EH 461, EH 462, EH 463, EH 472 or 390 w/ Drama Topic

III.    Natural Sciences and Mathematics (11 HRS)   
1.    Select 3 hours: MA 110, or higher   
2.    2 Lab Sciences (8 hrs.): AN 210, BLY 101, BLY 102; CH 101, CH 103, CH 131 or CH 141, CH 132 or CH 141, GEO 101, GEO 102, GY 111, GY 112, PH 101, PH 104, PH 114 or PH 201, PH 115 or PH 202   
IV.    History, Social & Behavioral Sciences (12 HRS)   
Anthropology, Geography, History, International Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology    
V.    BFA in Theatre Arts   
A. Dramatic Arts Core Requirements (37 hrs )   
DRA 100     1 hrs     DRA 101     1 hrs    
*DRA 103    4 hrs    **DRA 104    3 hrs   
DRA 120     3 hrs     DRA 150     3 hrs   
***DRA 330     3 hrs     DRA 130, 131, 132     9 hrs   
DRA 352    3 hrs    DRA 210    1 hrs   
DRA 350     3 hrs    DRA 340    3 hrs   
*DRA 103 is required every semester.   
*** Option for Acting and Music Theatre Concentrations: DRA 131 and DRA 431, or DRA 132 and DRA 432   
B. Select one group:   
Group 1: Performance Concentration (52 hrs)   
DRA 100    1 hrs     DRA 300    2 hrs   
DRA 101/301 or DRA 102/302    1 hrs   
DRA 222    3 hrs    DRA 221    3 hrs   
DRA 220    3 hrs    DRA 320    6 hrs   
DRA 321    3 hrs    DRA 480    3 hrs   
DRA 351    3 hrs    DRA 496     6 hrs    
Art and/or Music electives    6 hrs   
Additional elective hours in DRA    3 hrs   
DRA 320 (Must be repeated with different topic)     6 hrs.    
*An additional 3 hrs in Dance may be substituted for DRA 220     
Group 2: Theatre Design and Technology Concentration (53 hrs)   
DRA 101    1 hrs     DRA 301    2 hrs   
DRA 102/302    1 hrs    DRA 130, 132     3 hrs   
DRA 132    3 hrs    DRA 496    6 hrs   
DRA 233     1 hr     DRA 331     3 hrs   
DRA 351    3 hrs    DRA 333     1 hr    
DRA 431    3 hrs    DRA 433     3 hrs    
DRA 480     3 hrs     DRA 435     3 hrs    
DRA 490    3 hrs    ARH 100    3 hrs   
DRA 494    3 hrs    ARH 121     3 hrs    
Additional elective courses in DRA    16 hrs   
DRA 433 (may be repeated)     3 hrs    
DRA 435 (may be repeated)     3 hrs    
Group 3: Musical Theatre (56 hrs)   
DRA/MUO 116/416    Music Theatre Workshop     3 hrs (6 sem)    
DRA 220     Stage Movement     3 hrs   
DRA 221     Voice for the Actor     3 hrs   
DRA 222     Acting II     3 hrs    
DRA 320     Acting Styles Variable Topics     6 hrs (2 sem)    
(To be repeated with different topics)      
DRA 480     Theatre Capstone     3 hrs    
DRA/MUL 315     History of the Broadway Musical (W)     3 hrs    
DRA 496     Professional Internship     6 hrs    
Music Courses        
MUA 100     Recital Class     0 hrs (2 sem)    
MUE 102     Elementary Class Piano     1 hr    
MUE 103     Elementary Class Piano     1 hr    
MUO 111/411     Concert Choir     2 hrs (2 sem)    
MUT 112     Music Theory I     3 hrs    
MUT 113     Music Theory II     3 hrs    
MUA 222     Applied Voice     12 hrs (6 sem)    
ELECTIVES in Theatre, Music, or Dance (including PE Activity Dance Classes)     4 hrs    

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