Program Learning Outcomes 

  1. Students will practice technical theatre skills and execute the best method identified for the construction of sets, props and costumes for a production.
  2. Students will organize and perform backstage protocol required to ensure the execution and run of a live theatrical performance.
  3. Students will analyze scripts and develop characters for performance by utilizing acting methodologies and practices.
  4. Students will construct sets; hang and focus lighting instruments; build props; and utilize backstage protocol by following production plots and schematics.
  5. Students will execute theatrical makeup techniques and application in the design and creation of characters within a production. 
  6. Students will analyze scripts and articulate a broad contextual understanding of dramatic literature.

TSI Liable

Field of Study - 18 Credit Hours
DRAM 1120Theater Practicum I1
DRAM 1121Theater Practicum II1
DRAM 2120Theater Practicum III1
DRAM 1330Stagecraft I3
DRAM 1341Stage Makeup3
or DRAM 1342 Costume Technology
DRAM 1351Acting I3
DRAM 1352Acting II3
DRAM 2355Script Analysis3
STC Core Curriculum - 42 Credit Hours
Complete 42 credit hours of required Core Curriculum 1,242
Creative Arts
Theater Appreciation 3
Total Credit Hours60

In addition to the courses in the Field of Study, the student is required to take 42 credit hours from the STC Core Curriculum. These courses must not duplicate courses taken to fulfill field of study requirements.


Students who select a 3 credit hour Mathematics course to fulfill the Mathematics component of the Core Curriculum must take 4 credit hours to complete the Component Area Option for the Core Curriculum.


Drama majors must take DRAM 1310 Theater Appreciation to fulfill the Creative Arts component of the core curriculum.

TSI Liable

Recommended Course Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredit Hours
DRAM 1330 Stagecraft I 1 3
DRAM 1351 Acting I 3
DRAM 1310 Theater Appreciation 3
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
Select one of the following: 3
United States History I
Mexican-American History I
African American History I
 Credit Hours15
DRAM 1120 Theater Practicum I 1
DRAM 1341
Stage Makeup 2
or Costume Technology
Social and Behavioral Sciences Elective - Core Curriculum 3
ENGL 1302 Composition II - Rhetoric 3
Select one of the following: 3
United States History II
Mexican-American History II
African American History II
 Credit Hours13
DRAM 1121 Theater Practicum II 1
Language, Philosophy & Culture Elective - Core Curriculum 3
Introduction to Logic
 Credit Hours4
Second Year
DRAM 2120 Theater Practicum III 1
DRAM 1352 Acting II 3 3
GOVT 2305 Federal Government 3
Life and Physical Sciences Elective - Core Curriculum 4
Mathematics Elective - Core Curriculum 3-4
Contemporary Mathematics
College Algebra
 Credit Hours14-15
DRAM 2355 Script Analysis 4 3
GOVT 2306 Texas Government 3
Speech Elective - Component Area Option - Core Curriculum 3
Introduction to Speech Communication
Public Speaking
Life and Physical Sciences Elective - Core Curriculum 4
Component Area Option - Core Curriculum (if required) 1-2
Interpersonal Communications
Introduction to Physical Fitness and Wellness
 Credit Hours14-15
 Total Credit Hours60-62

DRAM 1330 Stagecraft I offered only Fall semester


DRAM 1341 Stage Makeup (odd years) or DRAM 1342 Costume Technology (even years) offered only Spring semester


DRAM 1352 Acting II offered only Fall semester


DRAM 2355 Script Analysis offered only Spring Semester.