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Graduate Studies Calendar 2022-2023 Courses of Instruction Course Descriptions D Drama DRAM
Drama DRAM

For more information, see the School of Creative and Performing Arts: arts.ucalgary.ca/schools/creative-performing-arts/drama.

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; (3S-0)
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Drama 611       Selected Problems in Directing I
Investigates both the theoretical and executive functions of the director. Emphasis will be placed on contemporary theatre practices through research and conceptual design, rehearsal and creation methods, and the development and articulation of a personal approach to theatre-making.
Course Hours:
3 units; (2S-3)
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Drama 611 and 610 will not be allowed.
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Drama 613       Selected Problems in Directing II
A continuation and deepening of the theories, techniques and practices from Drama 611. This course includes the research, development, rehearsal and presentation of a short pre-thesis project to be presented as part of the SCPA Alchemy Festival.
Course Hours:
3 units; (2S-3)
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Drama 615       Collaboration in Performance Creation
A practical exploration of approaches to collaboration across roles in performance and theatre creation such as playwriting, directing, design, dramaturgy, and acting.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3S-0)
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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 631       Practicum in Design
Supervised, experiential pre-thesis learning, designing lighting, sound, properties, set, or costumes for a production at the School of Creative and Performing Arts.
Course Hours:
3 units; (1S-3)
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Drama 641       Artistic Research
A series of supervised practical research tasks and exercises, leading to student-led completion of artistic or empirical project plans, ethics protocols, and research instruments for pre-thesis or early thesis exploration.
Course Hours:
3 units; (1S-3)
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Drama 643       Dramaturgy
An analytical and practical introduction to dramaturgical strategies of creation and composition with attention to their potential effect on audience experiences.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3S-0)
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Drama 645       Special Topics
Advanced studies in shifting topics such as Theory, Analysis, Praxis; Premodern Theatre; Theatre and Technology; Puppetry and Mask.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3S-0)
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 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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Drama 675       Pre-thesis in Playwriting
Advanced exploration of dramatic structure and character development is accomplished through completion of a one-act play.
Course Hours:
3 units; (2S-0)
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