Drama

Program Level: Degrees, Pre-Majors/Transfer
Department: Fine & Performing Arts
Institute: Creative & Communication Arts
College: NVC

Drama Courses Links of Interest Faculty & Staff Labs Apply Now

 

About the Program

The Drama program offers students a well-balanced base of theatre education and opportunities to perform in, design, build, and run theatrical productions. The Drama program provides an environment where students can develop a passion for the theatre as both an art form and a mechanism for growth, expression, and change. It allows students to become more creative in all aspects of life, appreciate how the theatre arts is applicable to our everyday lives, develop skills in collaboration, communication, and critical thinking, and acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to continue theatre studies at a 4-year university.

What will I learn?

You will learn the basics of theatre production, (including acting, designing and building sets, costumes, makeup, props, lighting, and sound, how directors work, and the process of rehearsing and performing a play,) as well as the rich history of Theatre. You will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience acting in, building for, and running theatre performances.

What can I do with this course of study?

You can gain a good foundation to transfer into any University Theatre program that you wish, where further study can lead to a career as a Theatre professional or instructor. You can work in local theatre as an actor or technician. Or you can just develop a life-long passion for live theatre, as well as skills in collaboration, communication, critical thinking, and social responsibility.

What is special about this program?

The NVC Theatre Program produces four full theatre productions each school year, including contemporary and classic plays, large-scale musicals, experimental performances, and new works. Students have lots of opportunities to participate in productions in a variety of roles, and to work with top-notch faculty and guest artists.

Degrees and Certificates

 

 

 

Available Courses:

Course Descriptions

DRAMA 1120-Drama Practicum I

DRAMA 1121 - Drama Practicum II

DRAMA 1310-Intro to Theatre/Theatre Appreciation

DRAMA 1322- Stage Movement

DRAMA 1330 - Stagecraft I

DRAMA 1341 - Stage Makeup

DRAMA 1342 - Intro to Costume

DRAMA 1351 - Acting I

DRAMA 1352 - Acting II

DRAMA 2120 - Theatre Practicum III

DRAMA 2121 - Theatre Practicum IV

DRAMA 2336 - Voice and Diction

DRAMA 2361 - Theatre History

 

Labs 

Palmetto Scene Shop

Lab Name

Palmetto Scene Shop 

Lab Location

PCA 128 

Lab Contact

Todd Deaver
ddeaver@alamo.edu

Ty Mylnar
jmlnar1@alamo.edu

Phone

N/A


Palmetto Costume Shop

Lab Name

Palmetto Costume Shop 

 

Lab Location

PCA 132A 

Lab Contact

Mellissa Marlowe
mmarlowe1@alamo.edu

Phone

210-486-4824 


Palmetto Sound Lab

Lab Name

Palmetto Sound Lab  

Lab Location

PCA 127

Lab Contact

Todd Deaver
ddeaver@alamo.edu

Phone

N/A


Faculty

Mellissa Marlowe
Program Coordinator

Location:
PCA-105M

Phone:
210-486-4824

Tim Hedgepeth
Drama Faculty

Location:
PCA-105E

Phone:
210-486-4057

Michelle Pietri
Adjunct Instructor

Location:
PCA-105

Phone:
N/A

 

 

Staff

Karla Ellis
Academic Chair

Location:
PCA-105C

Phone:
210-486-4089

Klarissa Rizo
Admin. Specialist

Location:
PCA-105

Phone:
210-486-4374