In recent years, drama has appeared in colorful and diverse manifestations across the La Sierra campus. In English/Communication, several dramatic literature courses are now available, which consider diverse readings from the ancient Greek tradition, the Elizabethan Age, and the contemporary stage. Thanks to the inspiration of our graduate students, regularly scheduled dramas are now sponsored each quarter by the department. At the same time, the Music Department has staged several successful "Broadway-style" productions. Within the past year, three student events have been directed and produced by undergraduates.
Clearly, the evidence suggests a growing trend in student interest and participation in drama. Since most regional academies and high schools now have drama clubs and/or departments, new students arrive at LSU expecting theater in our classrooms and on our stages. Coincidentally, recruitment for English majors by way of our fledgling theater program has been quite successful.
MINOR IN DRAMA
Required: 32 units of which 16 units must be upper division (300-400 level).
17 units required as follows:
- 4 units – DRAM 246E: Introduction to Acting
- 2 units – DRAM 297A: Drama Production: Performance
- 2 units – DRAM 297B: Drama Production: Technical Production
- 1 unit – DRAM 297F: Drama Production: Play reading
- 4 units – DRAM 491: Directing
- 4 units – DRAM 496: History and Theory of Drama
15 units, electives chosen from:
- ARTS 115 Design Principles (4).
- ARTS 194B Photoshop & Illustrator Basics (4).
- ARTS 334 Painting Workshop (1-2)
- ARTS 394D Final Cut Pro Video (4)
- COMM 264O Oral Interpretation (4)
- DRAM 297A Performance (1-2)
- DRAM 297B Drama Production: Technical Production (1-2)
- DRAM 297C Drama Production: Technical Design (1-2)
- DRAM 297D Drama Production: PR & Publications (1-2)
- DRAM 297E Drama Production: Directing (1-2)
- DRAM 490 Advanced Acting (4)
- DRAM 493 Production Design (4)
- DRAM 497A Drama Production: Advanced Performance (1-2)
- DRAM 497B Drama Production: Advanced Technical Production (1-2)
- DRAM 497C Drama Production: Advanced Technical Design (1-2)
- DRAM 497D Drama Production: Advanced PR & Publications (1-2)
- DRAM 497E Drama Production: Advanced Directing (1-2)
- DRAM 497F Drama Production: Advanced Play Reading (1-2)
- DRAM 498 Drama Workshop (4)
- ENGL 246F Creative Writing (4)
- ENGL 405D Scriptwriting (4)
- ENGL 414B World Literature: Classical Greek Drama (4)
- ENGL 425D Major American Authors or movements: Twentieth-century American Drama (4)
- ENGL 446H Major British Authors or Movements: Twentieth-century British Drama (4)
- ENGL 446P 19th Century British Drama (4)
- ENGL 446R Restoration and 18th Century Comedy (4)
- ENGL 458 Shakespeare (4)
- MUET 101 Fundamentals of Audio and Music Technology (2)
- MUED 294 Vocal Methods and Techniques (2).
- PEAC 116 Gymnastics (.5)
- PEAC 183 Aerobic Rhythms I (.5)
- PEAC 107 Water Aerobics (.5)