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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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