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In drama courses, both majors and non-majors build communication & creative problem-solving skills, confidence, and empathy. 

The drama courses offered at SFCC include beginning and intermediate acting, stagecraft, theatrical design, introduction to the theater, and rehearsal & performance. Students gain practical experience in performance, technical theatre, theatrical design, the business of theatre, and stage management that prepares them to pursue a successful career in the theatre. As mentioned above, the opportunity to participate in drama also helps all students to develop important life skills that can serve them as they pursue any career.

The Drama Program is vital to all SFCC students as it offers cultural enrichment, bolsters students as they develop the growth mindset necessary to become lifelong learners, and builds a sense of empathy that prepares students to live responsibly in an increasingly global civilization. Many students at SFCC are also members of our club, Bigfoot Drama, which gives them the opportunity to learn more about how theatre can and should serve the changing needs of our diverse community.

By the end of the program, graduates will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate proficiency in verbal, non-verbal, written, and visual communication.
  2. Practice basic safety protocol in the theatre setting.
  3. Engage in the collaborative process in a professional performance context and identify their role in that process.
  4. Differentiate between genres, theatrical storytelling techniques, and major figures of influence in drama, including authors, pedagogues, directors, designers, and practitioners from many periods of history.
  5. Demonstrate the necessary vocal, physical, and emotional skills sufficient for employment or baccalaureate study in theatrical performance.
  6. Demonstrate the necessary technical theatre skills sufficient for employment or baccalaureate study in the theatrical arts.

You and your advisor will use this program map as a starting point in creating your own personal education plan, customized to your needs and goals.

Program Map for Associate in Fine Arts - Drama

Choose program map:

Total Credits: 90

First Quarter

Couse ID
Course Title
Credits
DRMA 250
Basics of Acting I
5
ENGL& 101
English Composition I
5
Choose one from:
ANTH& 206
Cultural Anthropology
5
PSYC& 100
General Psychology
5
PSYC& 180
Human Sexuality
5
SOC& 101
Introduction to Sociology
5
Total Credits
 
15
 

Second Quarter

Couse ID
Course Title
Credits
DRMA 107
Theatre Production
2
DRMA& 101
Introduction to Theater
5
Choose one from:
ASL& 121
American Sign Language I
5
CMST 226
Gender Communication
5
CMST 227
Intercultural Communication
5
ENGL& 220
Introduction to Shakespeare
5
FRCH& 121
French I
5
HUM& 101
Introduction to Humanities
5
JAPN& 121
Japanese I
5
SPAN& 121
Spanish I
5
Total Credits
 
12
 

Third Quarter

Couse ID
Course Title
Credits
DRMA 108
Theatre Production
4
DRMA 110
Musical Theatre Voice
3
Choose one from:
MATH& 107
Math in Society
5
PHIL& 120
Symbolic Logic
5
Total Credits
 
12
 

Summer

Couse ID
Course Title
Credits
Choose one from:
CMST& 101
Introduction to Communication
5
CMST& 220
Public Speaking
5
Choose one from:
DRMA 160
Theatre Experience
2
DRMA 260
Theatre Experience
2
Total Credits
 
7
 

Fourth Quarter

Couse ID
Course Title
Credits
DRMA 106
Theatre Production
1
DRMA 140
Introduction to Theatrical Design and Technology
5
DRMA 280
Writing for Stage and Screen
5
Choose one from:
ASTR& 101
Introduction to Astronomy
5
ENVS& 101
Intro to Environmental Science
5
GEOL& 101
Intro to Physical Geology
5
PHYS 100
Introductory Physics
5
Total Credits
 
16
 

Fifth Quarter

Couse ID
Course Title
Credits
DRMA 107
Theatre Production
2
DRMA 240
Scenic Design and Technology
5
DRMA 255
Basics of Acting II
5
Total Credits
 
12
 

Sixth Quarter

Couse ID
Course Title
Credits
DRMA 108
Theatre Production
1
DRMA 245
Lighting Design and Technology
5
DRMA 290
Directing for Stage and Screen
5
Choose one from:
DRMA 150
Acting for Film and Television
5
PHOTO 247
Narrative Storytelling
5
Total Credits
 
16
 

You and your advisor will use the Program Map located on this page to create your own personal education plan, customized to you interests and goals, your starting quarter, your schedule (part-time or full-time), any prior credits you have, and the classes available each quarter.
To see an up-to-date list of required classes for your degree/certificate, click here for AA/AS/DTA degrees , click here for AFA/AAS degrees and certificates.

  • Tuition

  • Resident

    $
    9,095
  • Non-Resident

    $
    11,725
  • International

    $
    21,247
  • Max. Books

    $
    942
  • Max. Course Fees

    $
    520
  • Institutional Fees

    $
    1,633

  • Ashley DeMoville
    Ashley DeMoville
    Drama
    B.A., University of Hawaii; M.F.A., Victoria University of Wellington New Zealand
    Ashley.DeMoville@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3605
  • Kemuel DeMoville
    Kemuel DeMoville
    Adjunct Academic Employee
    Kemuel.Demoville@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3701
  • Chris Hansen
    Chris Hansen
    Adjunct Academic Employee
    Chris.Hansen@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3606
  • Heather Bellerud
    Heather Bellerud
    Curriculum Advisor
    Heather.Bellerud@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3195
  • Suzie Heimbigner
    Suzie Heimbigner
    Curriculum Advisor
    Suzie.Heimbigner@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3403

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