Drama

Drama program description.

NOTE: See the beginning of Section H for abbreviations, course numbers and coding.

DRAM1173Introduction to Acting and Performance (Cross-Listed: ENGL 1173)3 ch (3 hours/wk plus practical work)

An introduction to acting suitable for students at all skill levels, from beginners to experienced performers. Instruction will cover the basics of voice, movement, improvisation, script analysis, and monologue and scene work, culminating in a final performance project. NOTE: Students can obtain credit for only one of DRAM 1173 and ENGL 1173.

DRAM2173Acting: Body and Text (Cross-Listed: ENGL 2173)3 ch (3 hours/wk plus practical work)
A course suitable for both beginner and experienced actors, with a focus on voice, movement, and script analysis, culminating in the presentation of a scene study or one-act play. Rehearsal and performance time additional to regular class hours required. NOTE:  Students can obtain credit for only one of DRAM 2170, ENGL 2170, DRAM 2173, and ENGL 2173.
DRAM2174Technical Production and Design for the Theatre (Cross-Listed: ENGL 2174)3 ch (3 hours/wk plus practical work)
An introduction to set construction, lighting, sound and stage management for the theatre, with instruction in basic principles of set, sound, and lighting design. As part of their work for the course, students will assist with carpentry and design work for one or more Theatre UNB mainstage productions, and act as crew members for productions. Workshop and performance time additional to regular class hours required. NOTE: Students can obtain credit for only one of DRAM 2170, ENGL 2170, DRAM 2174, and ENGL 2174.
DRAM2175Mainstage Production I (Cross-Listed: ENGL 2175)3 ch (3 hours/wk plus practical work)

Participants in this course form a theatre company and produce, rehearse, and perform a mainstage production for the Theatre UNB season, under the direction of the instructor. Rehearsal and performance time additional to regular class hours required. NOTE: Students can obtain credit for only one of DRAM 2170, ENGL 2170, DRAM 2175, and ENGL 2175.

Prerequisite: Students must have either completed or be concurrently enrolled in DRAM 1173, ENGL 1173, DRAM 2173, or ENGL 2173.  

DRAM3170Advanced Drama Production (Cross-Listed: ENGL 3170)6 ch (3 hours/wk plus practical work)

A project-based course that builds on DRAM 2173/ENGL 2173 and DRAM 2174/ENGL 2174 by offering advanced training in acting, directing, and design for the theatre. Instruction centres on 1-2 full-scale theatre productions mounted by the class for Theatre UNB. Rehearsal, workshop, and performance time additional to regular class hours required. NOTE: Students can obtain credit for only one of DRAM 3170 and ENGL 3170.

Prerequisite: DRAM 2170, or ENGL 2170, or both DRAM 2173 (or ENGL 2173) and DRAM 2174 (or ENGL 2174), or equivalent.
DRAM3175Mainstage Production II (Cross-Listed ENGL 3175)3 ch (3 hours/wk plus practical work)

Building on the skills developed in DRAM 2175/ENGL 2175, participants in this course form a theatre company and produce, rehearse, and perform a mainstage production for the Theatre UNB season, under the direction of the instructor. Rehearsal and performance time additional to regular class hours required. Permission of the instructor is required.

NOTE: Students can obtain credit for only one of DRAM 3175 and ENGL 3175.

Prerequisite: DRAM 2170, or ENGL 2170, or both DRAM 2173 and DRAM 2174 (or both ENGL 2173 and ENGL 2174), or DRAM 2175, or ENGL 2175.
DRAM4170Thesis Production and Independent Project (Cross-Listed: ENGL 4170)6 ch (practical work)

Open to students completing the final year of a Double Major or Minor in Drama. Working in groups, students produce a full-scale production for Theatre UNB. The second requirement for the course is to complete an independent project designed to further students’ knowledge of a theatre discipline of their choice. Both halves of the course are completed under the supervision of the Director of Drama. NOTE: Students can take no more than 6ch of DRAM 4170 (or ENGL 4170)DRAM 4173 (or ENGL 4173), and DRAM 4174 (or ENGL 4174) for credit. 

Prerequisites: DRAM 2170/ENGL 2170 (or DRAM 2173/ENGL 2173 and DRAM 2174/ENGL 2174) and DRAM 3170/ENGL 3170 and permission of the Director of Drama. 

DRAM4173Thesis Production (Cross-Listed: ENGL 4173)3 ch (practical work)

Open to students completing the final year of a Double Major or Minor in Drama. Working in groups, students produce a full-scale production for Theatre UNB, under the supervision of the Director of Drama. NOTE: Students can obtain credit for only one of DRAM 4173, ENGL 4173,  DRAM 4170, and ENGL 4170.

Prerequisites: DRAM 2170/ENGL 2170 (or DRAM 2173/ENGL 2173 and DRAM 2174/ENGL 2174), and DRAM 3170/ENGL 3170, and permission of the Director of Drama.
DRAM4174Independent Drama Project (Cross-Listed: ENGL 4174)3 ch (practical work)

Open to students completing the final year of a Double Major or Minor in Drama. Under the supervision of the Director of Drama, students complete an independent project designed to further their knowledge of a theatre discipline of their choice. NOTE: Students can obtain credit for only one of DRAM 4174, ENGL 4174, DRAM 4170, and ENGL 4170

Prerequisites: DRAM 2170/ENGL 2170 (or DRAM 2173/ENGL 2173 and DRAM 2174/ENGL 2174), and DRAM 3170/ENGL 3170, and permission of the Director of Drama.