Drama

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

What is the Theatre course of study?

Theatre is the study of life and the human condition. Our departmental mission includes offering a diverse program of academic, aesthetic, and pragmatic experiences. The Drama course of study offers both majors and interested students opportunities to perform, design, build, and run theatrical productions.

What will I learn?

Course topics include Acting I- Beginning Acting, Acting II- Advanced Acting, Introduction to Theatre Appreciation, Stage Makeup, Voice and Articulation, Stagecraft I and II, Oral Interpretation, and Theatre Practicum. Students may earn an Associate of Arts Degree with an emphasis in Drama by completing the drama curriculum identified in the current transfer agreement or by completing the degree requirements listed.

What can I do with this course of study?

Students in the theatre program engage in real-world application through theatrical productions, participation in Acting, Scenery and Costume Design, Technical Theatre, and the Onstage Drama Club Student Organization. A major in Theatre allows for flexibility in looking for employment. There are limitless possibilities of what kind of career a person could obtain with a focus in this area of study. Performance, Design, Theatre Management, Technical Theatre, Dramaturgy, Parks and Recreation, Radio, Television and Film, Counseling, Law, Arts Management, Primary, Secondary and Higher Education are only a few diverse areas of employment.

Last updated 5/18/2021

What's special about our program?

The department operates two theatre spaces including the 1,004-seat McAllister Fine Arts Auditorium and the more intimate 176-seat McCreless Theatre. Scholarships and Internships are available for Theatre majors every semester.

There are limitless possibilities of what kind of career a person could obtain with a focus in this area of study. 

Scholarship Information
Deadline to Apply is Thursday, April 21, 2022

Dr. Barbara Strain and Dr. John F. Skinner
Memorial Scholarship

The Dr. Barbara Strain and Dr. John F. Skinner Memorial Scholarship honors the memory of two beloved faculty members who devoted many years of their life to the students of this department. In the spirit of Dr. Strain and Dr. Skinners’ contributions to and support of speech communication and theatre, this scholarship is designed to reward the academic achievements of speech and theatre majors at San Antonio College who are in financial need.

Eligibility for the Scholarship:
Must be a Speech/Drama Major
Must have a 2.0 or above GPA with a 3.0 GPA in your Major
Interview with a committee member- Ronnie Watson or Jolinda Ramsey
Must be enrolled as a full-time student (12 hours)
Enrolled in at least one Speech/Drama course each semester
Completion of Scholarship Application, including one letter of recommendation.

Application Process (Incomplete or late applications will not be considered :

  1. Click here to download an application form or get an application from the Theatre or Speech Communication Coordinator through email request. Faculty members in Theatre and Speech Communication will also be able to help you secure an application form.
  2. Complete the Scholarship Application.
  3. Write your one page personal statement.
  4. Get one letter of recommendation from a Drama or Speech instructor from whom you either took a class from, or who has supervised you work in a theatrical production or speech activity.
  5. Submit your scholarship application through email, including the one letter of recommendation before the deadline to Mandy Derfler: aderfler@alamo.edu

Ron Lucke Scholarship
Eligibility for the Scholarship:

Must be a declared Theatre or Speech Communication Major.
Must have a minimum 2.5 overall GPA with a 3.0 GPA in your major.
Must interview with a Theatre or Speech Communication faculty or staff member and have them complete and sign reference form.
Must complete at least 9 hours each semester.
Must complete Scholarship Application and Reference form. 
For Theatre, the student must demonstrate a commitment to their craft by participating in both semester productions either acting and/or crew.
For Speech Communication, the student must demonstrate a commitment to the discipline by participating in speech activities.
Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

Application Process (Incomplete or late applications will not be considered :

  1. Click here to download an application or obtain an application from the Theatre or Speech Communication Coordinator through email request. Faculty members in Theatre and Speech Communication will also be able to help you secure an application form.
  2. Virtually meet with a Speech Communication/Theatre Faculty or Staff whom you would like to serve as a scholarship reference. Faculty/Staff member must sign reference section of scholarship application. 
  3. Submit your scholarship application through email, including reference signature from the Speech Communication/Theatre faculty or staff, before the appropriate deadline to Mandy Derfler: aderfler@alamo.edu
Degrees and Certificates

Drama Faculty

Micheal Doggett

Program Coordinator

210-486-0491

mdoggett2@alamo.edu

Charles Falcon

Drama Instructor

210-486-0486

cfalcon@alamo.edu

 

 

Staff

Academic Unit Assistant:

 

 

 

Mandy Derfler  

210-486-0258

aderfler@alamo.edu

MCFA 105

 

 

 

 

 

Contact Us

Mary Mena
Interim Chair
mmena@alamo.edu

 

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