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Theatre and Digital Film Curriculum

The Theatre/Digital Film curriculum is designed to give majors a thorough exposure to all aspects of the theatre arts and digital video. Each student works closely with faculty to plan course work that will transfer to a four-year college. Transfer students from the Theatre/Digital Film program do well in a university setting because of the broad general education they receive at Pierce College. Therefore, it is the philosophy of this department to offer a sequential program in which the student can emphasize "backstage" as well as "on stage" with the integration of a digital video experience.

Introducing A Unique Blend Of Live Theatre And Digital Video

Digital Movie Making I

Introduction to film production as it relates to digital media. The emphasis will be on the creative process rather than the ever-changing technology. A five and a ten-minute film will be required by the end of the course.

Digital Movie Making II

Introduction to film production as it relates to digital media. The emphasis will be on the creative process rather than the ever-changing technology. A ten and a thirty-minute film will be required by the end of the course.

Digital Movie Making III

Introduction to film production as it relates to digital media. The emphasis will be on the creative process rather than the ever-changing technology. A fifteen and a sixty-minute film will be required by the end of the course.

Acting for Stage and Digital Film I

Introduction to the methods employed in acting for the contemporary stage and digital film.

Acting for Stage and Digital Film II

Acting for the stage and digital film with emphasis on movement and voice development.

Acting for Stage and Digital Film III

Acting for the stage and digital film with emphasis on styles of acting.

Digital Film Production/Technical Theatre I

Introduction to behind the scenes activities of stagecraft/digital film: stage/digital film terminology, stage/digital film organization, tool familiarity, safety, and scenery construction.

Digital Film Production/Technical Theatre II

Behind the scenes training for stage and digital film with emphasis on stage and digital film design.

Digital Film Production/Technical Theatre III

Behind the scenes training for stage and digital film with emphasis on stage and digital film lighting.

Recommended Courses for Theatre/Digital Film Major Transfers

Acting Emphasis:

  • ANTH 100 Survey of Anthropology
  • ART 105 Intro to Art
  • CMST 101 Intro to Communication
  • CMST 220 Public Speaking
  • DRMA 101 Intro to Theatre
  • DRMA 160 Intro to Film and Video
  • DRMA 165-167 Digital Moving Making I-III
  • DRMA 260-262 Acting for Stage and Dig. Film I-III
  • DRMA 280-283 Theatre Production Practicum
  • ENGL 107 Composition – Writing About Literature
  • ENGL 220 Intro to Shakespeare
  • MUSC Any lecture course
  • PSYC 100 General Psychology
  • SOC 101 Intro of Sociology

Technical Theatre Emphasis:

  • ANTH 100 Survey of Anthropology
  • ART 105 Intro to Art
  • CMST 101 Intro to Communication
  • CMST 102 Intro to Mass Media
  • DRMA 101 Intro to the Theatre
  • DRMA 160 Intro to Film and Video
  • DRMA 165-167 Digital Moving Making I-III
  • DRMA 170-172 Technical Film/Theatre I-III
  • DRMA 280-285 Theatre Production Practicum
  • MUSC 107-108 Audio Production I- II
  • PSYC 100 General Psychology
  • SOC 101 Intro of Sociology

105 Credit Option

Take all of the Technical Theater emphasis above and take DRMA 260, 261, 262 during second year. See Theater advisor for critical planning.

Filmmaking Emphasis:

  • ANTH & 100 Survey of Anthropology
  • ART 107-109 Photography (Beginning/ Interm/Adv)
  • CMST & 102 Intro to Mass Media
  • DRMA 160 Intro to Film and Video
  • DRMA 165-167 Digital Movie Making I-II
  • DRMA 170-172 Technical Film/Theatre I-III
  • DRMA 280-285 Theater Production Practicum
  • ENGL 107 Composition – Writing About Literature
  • ENGL & 236-238 Creative Writing I-III
  • MUSC 107-108 Audio Production I-II
  • PSYC & 100 General Psychology
  • SOC & 101 Intro to Sociology

Additional Theatre courses:

  • DRMA 255 Shakespeare Festival

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