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University of Calgary Calendar 2019-2020 COURSES OF INSTRUCTION Course Descriptions D Drama DRAM
Drama DRAM

For more information about these courses see the Division of Drama website: https://arts.ucalgary.ca/schools/creative-performing-arts/drama.

Junior Courses
Drama 203       Creativity
From the economy to the environment and from politics to entertainment, creativity is an endlessly renewable resource that offers benefits for all citizens and may well be the most important human element for our future. Students from all disciplines can investigate the practices and processes of creativity and explore the ways in which it can help enrich their lives.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Drama 203 and Fine Arts 203 will not be allowed.
Notes:
Attendance at selected arts events is mandatory. Students are responsible for the purchase of tickets. Affordability and accessibility will influence the selection of events. Drama majors and minors may not count this course towards their field requirements.
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Drama 205       Story
An exploration of the elements of story present in the arts and beyond. Story is an exciting, creative, dynamic and universal form of human expression with the potential to engage and inspire students from across departments and disciplines.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Drama 205 and Fine Arts 205 will not be allowed.
Notes:
Attendance at selected arts events is mandatory. Students are responsible for the purchase of tickets. Drama majors and minors may not count this course towards their field requirements.         
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Drama 209       Introduction to Acting I
An introduction to creative resources and practices for the actor.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3S-2)
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Drama 209 and 200 will not be allowed.
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Drama 210       Introduction to Acting II
An introduction to the actor’s interpretation and performance of texts for the theatre.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3S-2)
Prerequisite(s):
Drama 209.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Drama 210 and 200 will not be allowed.
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Drama 223       Introduction to Theatre Production
An introduction to organizational principles of theatre production and technical theatre skills.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Drama 223 and 222 will not be allowed.
Notes:
Participation on the production crews of Drama productions outside of scheduled class time is required.
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Drama 225       Introduction to Scenography
An introduction to performance design and the disciplines within it: scenery, props, lighting, costumes and sound. Includes a study of the history of theatre design and space. Topics regarding contemporary notions of scenography will be explored, for example performance art, ritual, etc.
Course Hours:
3 units; (2-2)
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Drama 225 and 222 will not be allowed.
Notes:
Attendance at two live theatre performances will be required. Additional costs may be incurred. This course is required for all Drama majors, but is open to all undergraduate students for registration.
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Drama 242       Introduction to the Study of Drama
An introduction to the study of drama, theatre and performance.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Drama 242 and 240 will not be allowed.
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Drama 243       Introduction to the Practice of Drama
Continued study and practice of drama, theatre and performance.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Drama 242.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Drama 243 and 240 will not be allowed.
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Senior Courses
Drama 301       Intermediate Acting I  
Further development of fundamental acting techniques and creative processes essential to the actor’s craft. Introduction of voice and movement components for the actor.
Course Hours:
3 units; (2S-4)
Prerequisite(s):
Drama 200 or 210, audition and consent of Division Chair, Drama.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Drama 301 and 300 will not be allowed.
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Drama 302       Intermediate Acting II
Extension and deepening of techniques and approaches introduced in Drama 301. Introduction of voice and movement components for the actor.
Course Hours:
3 units; (2S-4)
Prerequisite(s):
Drama 301.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Drama 302 and 300 will not be allowed.
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Drama 313       Scenography I
Basic scenography including set, props, lighting and costume design theory, process and technique for a variety of theatre forms and performance styles.
Course Hours:
3 units; (2S-2)
Corequisite(s):
Prerequisite or Corequisite: Drama 319.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Drama 313 and either 415 or 417 will not be allowed.
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Drama 317       Introduction to Stage Sound
Basic principles of sound for the theatre: recording, reinforcement and reproduction techniques and methods used in creating a production design.
Course Hours:
3 units; (2S-2)
Prerequisite(s):
Drama 223 and 225.
Notes:
This course meets for two hours per week during the Fall and Winter Terms.
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Drama 319       Graphics and Model Building for Theatre
An introduction to graphic and model building techniques for the theatre designer.
Course Hours:
3 units; (2S-2)
Prerequisite(s):
Drama 223 and 225.
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Drama 320       Introduction to Lighting Design
Basic principles of lighting for live performance including conceptualization of the lighting approach, techniques in communication and skills in execution of a performance.
Course Hours:
3 units; (2S-2)
Corequisite(s):
Prerequisite or Corequisite: Drama 319.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Drama 320 and 315 will not be allowed.
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Drama 321       Stage Management
Principles of stage management; a stage management project related to one of the presentations in Drama's season of plays.
Course Hours:
3 units; (2S-2)
Prerequisite(s):
Drama 223 and 225.
Notes:
This course meets for two hours per week during both the Fall and Winter Terms.
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Drama 345       History of the Theatre: Origins to the Mid-Eighteenth Century
Theatre as an art and society phenomenon in selected cultures, emphasizing the development of Western traditions.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Drama 345 and 342 will not be allowed.
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Drama 346       Seminar in Drama I
Critical examination of plays performed in Drama's season; staging requirements for contemporary productions and other works by the same authors and their contemporaries may also be studied.
Course Hours:
3 units; (4S-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Drama 243.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Drama 346 and 340 will not be allowed.
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Drama 347       History of the Theatre: The Late Eighteenth Century to the Present
Theatre as an art and social phenomenon in selected cultures, emphasizing the development of Western traditions from the late eighteenth century to the present.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Drama 347 and 344 will not be allowed.
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Drama 348       Seminar in Drama II
Further development of skills and competencies, and critical and interpretive skills.
Course Hours:
3 units; (4S-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Drama 346.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Drama 348 and 340 will not be allowed.
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Drama 355       Introduction to Canadian Theatre and Drama
A study of Canadian theatre and performance using both formal and theoretical approaches.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3S-0)
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Drama 360       Performance Creation I
Explorations in personal/group creative process; facilitation of performance forms that may include sound and movement exploration, storytelling, ritual, mask, puppetry, and the collaborative creation of original performance. Theory and history of performance creation is integrated with practical experience.
Course Hours:
6 units; (2S-2)
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Drama 360 and 366 will not be allowed.
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Drama 365       Theatre for Young Audiences I
Study of the history and production of Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA), as well as the creation of original performances. Exploration of performances techniques specific to TYA content, forms and venues.
Course Hours:
3 units; (2S-2)
Prerequisite(s):
Drama 209 and 210 or Drama 200.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Drama 365 and 362 will not be allowed.
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Drama 367       Theatre for Young Audiences II
Advanced exploration of performances techniques specific to Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA) content, forms and venues. There is a performance component that includes tours in the community.
Course Hours:
3 units; (2S-2)
Prerequisite(s):
Drama 365.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Drama 367 and 362 will not be allowed.
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Drama 371       Introduction to Playwriting
Directed exercises in writing for the theatre; workshop sessions for developing and reworking material.
Course Hours:
3 units; (2S-2)
Prerequisite(s):
Drama 200 or 210; 223, 225; and 240 or 243.
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Drama 381       Topics in Scenography

Special topics in the study of scenography and techniques for the scenographer.

381.01. History of Costume
381.02. History of Interiors
381.03. History of Scenography
381.04. Costume Techniques
381.05. Scenic Art
381.06. Digital Media for the Theatre
381.07. Make-Up for the Stage


Course Hours:
3 units; (2-2) or (1.5-1.5)
Notes:
A supplementary fee will be assessed for Drama 381.05 and 381.07 to cover additional costs associated with this course.
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Drama 391       Performance Practicum I
Practical experience in theatrical production.
Course Hours:
3 units; (0-6)
Prerequisite(s):
Drama 200 or 210; 223, 225; and 240 or 243 and consent of the Division Chair, Drama.
Notes:
Students must submit an application and identify a supervisor before being considered for this course.
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Drama 393       Performance Practicum II
Further practical experience in theatrical production.
Course Hours:
3 units; (0-6)
Prerequisite(s):
Drama 391 and consent of the Division Chair, Drama.
Notes:
Students must submit an application and identify a supervisor before being considered for this course.
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Drama 400       Advanced Acting I
Advanced practice of creative, technical and interpretive aspects of acting with emphasis on the integration of physical, vocal and textual components.
Course Hours:
6 units; (3S-6)
Prerequisite(s):
Drama 300 or 302, audition and consent of the Division Chair, Drama.
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Drama 411       Introduction to Directing
Fundamental approaches and skills in directing covered through theory and practice.
Course Hours:
3 units; (2-2)
Prerequisite(s):
Drama 223, one of 200 or 210 and one of 340 or 346.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Drama 411 and 410 will not be allowed.
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Drama 413       Directing I
Extended practices in directing.
Course Hours:
3 units; (2-2)
Prerequisite(s):
Drama 411.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Drama 413 and 410 will not be allowed.
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Drama 419       Scenography II
Set design and scenography for a variety of contemporary theatre forms and genres. Topics will include set, costume, lighting and projection for live performance.
Course Hours:
3 units; (2-2)
Prerequisite(s):
Drama 313 or consent of the Division Chair, Drama.
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Drama 423       Scenography III
Continuation of Drama 419 with a heightened emphasis on individual creation process.
Course Hours:
3 units; (2-2)
Prerequisite(s):
Drama 419.
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Drama 440       Seminar in Drama III
Critical study of plays in Drama's season of plays suited to students in their third and fourth years; critical analysis and historical interpretation is integrated with a careful consideration of requirements for staging; plays generically or historically related may also be studied.
Course Hours:
6 units; (4S-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Drama 340 or 346; and 348.
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Drama 455       Advanced Topics in Canadian Theatre and Drama
Advanced studies in Canadian Drama. Areas of study may include historical and/or performance movements, critical schools, and the development of theatre companies and professional associations in Canada.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Drama 355.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Drama 455 and 357 will not be allowed.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Drama 460       Performance Creation II
Advanced exploration of personal/group creative process; facilitation of a variety of improvisation and interactive theatre forms; solo/group performance creation. Theories and history of performance creation are integrated with practical experience.
Course Hours:
6 units; (2S-2)
Prerequisite(s):
Drama 360.
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Drama 471       Playwriting
Intermediate studies in writing for the theatre leading to the development of a one-act or full-length piece; workshop sessions for developing and rehearsing material.
Course Hours:
3 units; (2S-2)
Prerequisite(s):
Drama 371 and consent of the Division Chair, Drama.
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Drama 481       Advanced Topics in Scenography
Possible topics include, but are not limited to: Scenic Art and Digital Techniques, Advanced Make-up and Prosthetics, Textile Manipulation, Projected Media for Live Performance, Advanced Scenic Painting, Advanced Lighting Design, Wearable Electronics and the Stage, Design for Devised Theatre, Professional Practice.
Course Hours:
3 units; (2-2) or (1.5-1.5)
Prerequisite(s):
Drama 313.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Drama 483       Advanced Topics in Theatre Studies
Advanced study in various topics related to theatre studies. Possible topics include, but are not limited to: sexuality as portrayed in the theatre, modernism in theatre studies, contemporary theories of performance.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3S-0) or (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Drama 346.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Drama 491       Performance Practicum III
Further practical experience in theatrical production.
Course Hours:
3 units; (0-6)
Prerequisite(s):
Drama 393 and consent of the Division Chair, Drama.
Notes:
Students must submit an application and identify a supervisor before being considered for this course.
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Drama 493       Performance Practicum IV
Further practical experience in theatrical production.
Course Hours:
3 units; (0-6)
Prerequisite(s):
Drama 491 and consent of the Division Chair, Drama.
Notes:
Students must submit an application and identify a supervisor before being considered for this course.
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Drama 500       Advanced Acting II
Advanced research and performance of roles in a variety of formats and styles with full integration of physical, vocal and textual components, including preparation for professional practice. Performance for live audiences will be required.

Course Hours:
6 units; (3S-6)
Prerequisite(s):
Drama 400 and consent of the Division Chair, Drama.
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Drama 511       Directing II
Advanced directorial processes from ideas through presentation and documentation.
Course Hours:
3 units; (2S-3)
Prerequisite(s):
Drama 410 or 411 and 413 and consent of the Division Chair, Drama.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Drama 511 and 510 will not be allowed.
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Drama 513       Directing, Design and Dramaturgy
Advanced collaboration on respectively design-, director-, and dramaturgy-led processes of inquiry and creation.
Course Hours:
3 units; (2S-3)
Prerequisite(s):
Drama 511 or 419 or both 346 and 573, successful application and consent of the Division Chair, Drama.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Drama 513 and 510 will not be allowed.
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Drama 517       Scenography IV
Advanced set, props, lighting, and costume design theory, process and technique for a variety of theatre forms and performance styles.
Course Hours:
3 units; (2S-2)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Division Chair, Drama.
Notes:
This course will provide students with an opportunity to practice scenography in connection to a live performance in the Drama season.
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Drama 540       Seminar in Drama IV
Critical study at an advanced level of the dramatic metaphor as presented in Drama's season of plays; intensive focus on the historical period and theatrical genre of one or two of the season's plays especially.
Course Hours:
6 units; (4S-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Drama 440.
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Drama 560       Performance Creation III
Independent research, creation and facilitation of original solo or group performances.
Course Hours:
6 units; (2S-2)
Prerequisite(s):
Drama 460.
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Drama 564       Drama Education
Research into the nature and function of drama education across a variety of age levels and learning environments. Practical experience in structuring learning activities, developing classroom controls and facilitating creative process and performance may be included.
Course Hours:
6 units; (2S-2)
Prerequisite(s):
Drama 360 or 362 or both 365 and 367; and admission to the Drama or Drama Education program. 
Notes:
This course is open to other students with permission of the Division Chair.
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Drama 571       Directed Studies I
Independent research under the direction of a faculty member.
Course Hours:
3 units; (2-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Division Chair, Drama.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Drama 572       Directed Studies II
Independent research under the direction of a faculty member.
Course Hours:
6 units; (2-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Division Chair, Drama.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Drama 573       Dramaturgy
Theory and core principles of dramaturgy.
Course Hours:
3 units, (3S-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Division Chair, Drama.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Drama 573 and either Drama 571.23 or 571.30 will not be allowed.
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Graduate Courses
Drama 605       Methods in Theatre Research
Methods in research in the four areas of specialization in the MFA Theatre program.
Course Hours:
3 units; (4S-0)
Notes:
Required of all students enrolled in the MFA Theatre program.
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Drama 607       Director, Designer, and Mise-en-scene
Advanced collaborative methods and techniques for directors, designers and dramaturges, leading to the creation of a mise-en-scene for selected plays of varying styles and genres.
Course Hours:
3 units; (2S-2)
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Drama 610       Selected Problems in Directing

Course Hours:
6 units; (2S-3)
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Drama 623       Seminar in Scene Design

Course Hours:
3 units; (2S-2)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Drama 625       Seminar in Costume Design

Course Hours:
3 units; (2S-2)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Drama 627       Seminar in Lighting Design

Course Hours:
3 units; (2S-2)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Drama 629       Seminar in Technical Direction

Course Hours:
3 units; (2S-2)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Drama 647       Studies in Modern Drama I
Studies in the literature, history, theory and criticism of drama, theatre and performance from the late nineteenth century to the mid-twentieth century.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3S-0)
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Drama 649       Studies in Modern Drama II
Studies in the literature, history, theory and criticism of drama, theatre and performance from the mid-twentieth century to the present.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3S-0)
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Drama 651       Directed Studies

Course Hours:
3 units; (2S-0)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Drama 660       Seminar and Practicum in Performance Creation

Course Hours:
6 units; (2S-3)
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Drama 671       Selected Problems in Playwriting I

Course Hours:
3 units; (3S-0)
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Drama 673       Selected Problems in Playwriting II

Course Hours:
3 units; (3S-0)
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