The Cisco College Theater area of study will enhance your resume as an actor or theater technician and prepare you to transfer to a four-year institution as a theater major. The program gives students valuable exposure to all aspects of theater. Students have opportunities to join the cast or crew of college productions, collaborate with other actors and directors, and discover their niche in the theater. Students learn voice, movement, improvisation, scene work, audition techniques, production work, stagecraft, critical analysis, arts administration, and theater history.

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About this Program

Degrees & Certifications Program Length
Associate of Arts Degree Four Semesters

What Can This Program Do For You

  • Courses

    DRAM 1310 Introduction to Theatre
    Survey of all phases of theatre including its history, dramatic works, stage techniques, production procedures, and relation to the fine arts. Participation in major productions may be required. Three lecture hours.
    Credit: 3 semester hours

    DRAM 1330 Stagecraft I

    Study and application of visual aesthetics of design which may include the physical theatre, scenery construction and
    painting, properties, lighting, costume, makeup, and backstage organization. Three lecture hours, three lab hours per
    week.
    Credit: 3 semester hours

    DRAM 1341 Stage Make Up
    Design and execution of makeup for the purpose of developing believable characters. Includes discussion of basic makeup
    principles and practical experience of makeup application. Three lecture hours, three lab hours per week.
    Credit: 3 semester hours

    DRAM 1351 Acting I
    Development of basic skills and techniques of acting including increased sensory awareness, ensemble performing,
    character analysis, and script analysis. Emphasis on the mechanics of voice, body, emotion, and analysis as tools for the
    actor. Introduction to techniques of stage speech and movement, pantomime, and character analysis; participation in lab and department productions. Three lecture hours, three lab hours per week.
    Credit: 3 semester hours

    DRAM 1352 Acting II
    Continued development of basic skills and techniques of acting including increased sensory awareness, ensemble
    performing, character analysis, and script analysis. Emphasis on the mechanics of voice, body, emotion, and analysis as
    tools for the actor. Study with practical experience in problems of creating characterization, with emphasis on developing vocal and physical skill in acting. Three lecture hours, three lab hours per week.
    Credit: 3 semester hours
    Prerequisite: DRAM 1351

    See the Cisco College Catalog for course listings.

  • Potential Career Paths
    • Actor
    • Director
    • Drama Teacher
    • Set Designer
    • Teacher Manager
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Meet the Faculty

Stace Gaddy

Professor of Theater & Speech
Director of the Crawford Theater

Cisco Campus
(254) 442-5019
stace.gaddy@cisco.edu

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