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Drama Degrees and Certificates

Schedule Planning

To help you reach your academic goals at City College as efficiently as possible, please take a look at the course schedule for the 2022-2023 academic year and plan ahead. Courses in BOLD are only offered once per year, so make sure to take them when they are offered if you plan on finishing your degree/certificate in Spring 2023.

Please see Course Descriptions for more details about each course.

For questions about Drama classes, please contact Professor Katie Rodda (krodda@sdccd.edu) or Assistant Professor Kate Neff Stone (kstone@sdccd.edu). For registration questions, please contact CityCounseling@sdccd.edu.

Fall 2023 Course Offerings:

  • DRAM 105: Introduction to Dramatic Art (online asynchronous and in-person)
  • DRAM 107: Study of Filmed Plays (online asynchronous)
  • DRAM 108/118: Playwriting: Fall only (online asynchronous)
  • DRAM 109: Theatre and Social Issues (in-person)
  • DRAM 123/126: Beginning and Advanced Stagecraft (in-person)
  • DRAM 132/133: Beginning and Intermediate Acting (in-person)
  • DRAM 134: Beginning Voice for Actors: Fall only (in-person)
  • DRAM 143/153: Beginning and Intermediate Costuming: Fall only (in-person)
  • DRAM 205: The American Musical on Stage and Screen Fall only (in-person)
  • DRAM 242A-D: Production: Fall only (in person) This class is tied to the fall productions of Salvation Road and Mr. Burns: a post-electric play.

Spring 2024 Course Offerings:

  • DRAM 105: Introduction to Dramatic Art (online asynchronous and in-person)
  • DRAM 107: Study of Filmed Plays (online asynchronous)
  • DRAM 109: Theatre and Social Issues (online asynchronous)
  • DRAM 119: Acting for Film and Television (in-person)
  • DRAM 123/126: Beginning and Advanced Stagecraft (in-person)
  • DRAM 124: Makeup: Spring only (in-person)
  • DRAM 129A/B: Beginning and Intermediate Scene Painting: Spring only (in-person)
  • DRAM 132/133: Beginning and Intermediate Acting (in-person)
  • DRAM 165: Introduction to Stage Movement: Spring only (in-person)
  • DRAM 240A-D: Musical Theatre Repertoire: Spring only (in-person) This class is tied to the spring musical production of The Prom.
  • DRAM 244A-D: Theatre Workshop: Spring only (in-person) This class is tied to KCACTF (invitation only), and the productions of the New Play Festival and Tape.

Degrees and Certificates

  • Associate of Arts Degree in Theatre

  • Associate of Arts Degree in Musical Theatre

  • Certificate of Achievement in Technical Theatre

  • Associate Degree for Transfer

Degree Pathways

COURSES REQUIRED FOR THE MAJOR   UNITS
DRAM 105 Introduction to Dramatic Arts   3
DRAM 107 Study of Filmed Plays   3
DRAM 124 Makeup for  the Stage   3
DRAM 132 Beginning Acting   3
DRAM 133 Intermediate Acting   3
DRAM 134 Beginning Voice for Actors   3
DRAM 165 Introduction to Stage Movement   3
DRAM 123 Beginning Stagecraft   3
      or    
DRAM 143 Beginning Costuming   3
Select three units from the following:
DRAM 103 Acting for Non-majors   3
DRAM 108 Playwriting   3
DRAM 109 Theatre and Social Issues   3
DRAM 111 Chicana/o Theatre   3
DRAM 119 Acting for Film/Television   3
    Total = 27

Recommended 2-Year Pathway to A.A. Degree in Theatre

 

Fall

Spring

Year 1

2023-24

 

DRAM 105

DRAM 132

 

DRAM 133

DRAM 107

 

Year 2

2024-25

DRAM 123 or 143

DRAM 134

Either: DRAM 108 or 109*

 

DRAM 124

DRAM 165 

Either DRAM 109 or 119*

 

 

COURSES REQUIRED FOR THE MAJOR   UNITS
DRAM 105 Introduction to Dramatic Arts   3
DRAM 250 The American Musical on Stage and Screen   3
DRAM 132 Beginning Acting   3
DRAM 133 Intermediate Acting   3
DRAM 134 Beginning Voice for Actors   3
DRAM 165 Introduction to Stage Movement   3
DRAM 123 Beginning Stagecraft   3
      or    
DRAM 143 Beginning Costuming   3
MUSI 137 Singing Plus   2
DANC 110A Ballet I   1-1.5
DANC 115A Tap I   1-1.5
DANC 135A Jazz Dance I   1-1.5
    Total = 26 - 27.5

Recommended 2-Year Pathway to A.A. Degree in Musical Theatre

 

Fall

Spring

Year 1

2023-24

DRAM 105

DRAM 205

DANC 110A (Ballet)

 

DRAM 132

DANC 115A (Tap)

 

Year 2

2024-25

DRAM 134

DRAM 205

DRAM 123 or 143

MUSI 137 (singing)

DANC 135A (Jazz)

DRAM 165

DRAM 133

 

The associate degrees in Theatre and Musical Theatre require completion of the courses listed for the degree. Additional general education and graduation requirements for the associate degree are listed in the catalogThe associate degree requires a minimum of 60 units.

 

COURSES REQUIRED FOR THE MAJOR UNITS
DRAM 123 Beginning Stagecraft 3
DRAM 124 Makeup for the Stage 3
DRAM 126 Advanced Stagecraft 3
DRAM 143 Beginning Costuming 3
DRAM 129A Beginning Scene Painting 3
DRAM 129B Intermediate Scene Painting 3
  or  
DRAM 153 Intermediate Costuming  
  Total = 18 

Recommended 2-Year Pathway to Certificate of Achievement in Technical Theatre

 

Fall

Spring

Year 1
2023-2024

DRAM 123

DRAM 143

DRAM 124

DRAM 129A

 

Year 2

2024 - 2025

DRAM 126

DRAM 153* (focus on costuming)

DRAM 129B* (focus on scenic design)


*Take either DRAM 153 or 129B.

Students who plan to transfer to a four year college or university and earn a bachelor's degree in this discipline should consult with a counselor and visit the Transfer/Career Center to determine the appropriate major preparation courses for their specific transfer institution and major. Transfer students may also earn an Associate of Arts degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences with an emphasis. This degree may be individually tailored to each student's specific transfer requirements in order to provide the most efficient path to transfer. More information on transfer programs and procedures is available in the Transfer Programs section of the catalog.

Associate in Arts in Theatre Arts for Transfer Degree (ADT)

COURSES REQUIRED FOR THE MAJOR UNITS
DRAM 105 Introduction to Dramatic Arts  3
     or  
DRAM 136 History of Canonized Theatre -- Ancient Greece to the Restoration 3
DRAM 132 Beginning Acting 3
DRAM 242A Rehearsal and Performance I 3
Select three units from the following (nine units): (It is recommended that students select courses that meet lower division major preparation requirements for their transfer university.)  
DRAM 123 Beginning Stagecraft 3
DRAM 124 Makeup for the Stage 3
DRAM 133 Intermediate Acting 3
DRAM 143 Beginning Costuming 3
  Total = 18 


(update, K. Rodda, 11/23)