Fine Arts: Drama

Academic Division of Liberal Arts

The focus of the Liberal Arts Program is to provide the student with a breadth of program offerings in a chosen field of study. Liberal Arts students may focus their program in the following concentration areas: Behavioral Science, English, History/Government, Humanities, Mathematics, Psychology, Social Science or Sociology. All concentration electives must be selected in the chosen area of study.

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Degrees

The focus of the Liberal Arts Program is to provide the student with a breadth of program offerings in a chosen field of study. Liberal Arts students may focus their program in the following concentration areas: Behavioral Science, English, History/Government, Humanities, Mathematics, Psychology, Social Science or Sociology. All concentration electives must be selected in the chosen area of study.

Program Outcomes
At the completion of the program the student should be able to:

  • Think critically
  •  Think quantitatively
  • Communicate effectively
  • Use logic to acquire, assess, and integrate new information
  • Explain the nature and societal implications of global relationships among diverse cultures
  • Apply ethical criteria to a variety of intellectual, social, and personal situations
  • Apply aesthetic criteria to a variety of intellectual, natural, artistic, and social phenomena
  • Demonstrate a broad theoretical and practical knowledge of one field of study from among the liberal arts and science concentrations

Quincy

Fine Arts: Drama Courses
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    • Code
    • Course
    • Credits
    • ART 111
    • Theatre Arts II
    • 3
    This course introduces students to the parts of a modern stage and the diverse tasks required in the performance of the play. Concepts in stage directions, and techniques of movement and voice production are explored. The acting guidelines established by Stanislavski, Boleslavsky, Adler, Meisner, Hagen, and Shurtieff will also be introduced. This course may require written character analysis or journal writing.
    • ART 112
    • Acting Workshop
    • 3
    A workshop in acting techniques involving scene work, textual analysis, and character study. Students will rehearse complex scenes, study a character’s progression through arc of the play, and write well-developed character analysis. Exercises are used to promote variation and authenticity in performances. Prerequisites: ENG 101 & ART 110 or permission.
    • ART 114
    • Improvisation
    • 3
    This course is a workshop in improvisational technique as applied to acting, performance art, and playwriting. Students will practice exercises to help them develop improvisational techniques and then apply those techniques to both written and unwritten scenes
    • ART 150
    • Modern Drama
    • 3
    This course provides an introduction to craft and art of drama, including a close study of technique and subject, and selected plays. Prerequisite: ENG 102.
    • ART 155
    • Theatre Production
    • 3
    Students study the “behind the scenes” elements of theatrical production: producing, budgeting, casting, directing designing costuming, and managing a show. Students learn basic stage management and other technical aspects of theatre. Prerequisites: ENG 101, ART 110.
    • ART 297
    • Drama (Theatre) Internship
    • 3
    Students work in supervised placement for a minimum of 90 hours in a professional theater occupation. A term paper is submitted to the coordinator and the student’s work is assessed every week. Pre-requisite: 12 credits in the area of study matching the internship experience. Student must also meet college wide prerequisites for internship.

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