Associate in Fine Arts - Drama
Direct Transfer Agreement - Associate in Arts
Fall, Winter, Spring
Spokane Falls Community College
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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.
At SFCC students have the opportunity to get experience in acting and/or stage production. Every quarter Bigfoot Drama and Spartan Theatre offers a full production.
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By the end of the program, graduates will be able to:
You and your advisor will use this program map as a starting point in creating your own personal education plan, customized to your needs. We meet you where you are and help you reach your goals.
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Total Credits: 90
Heather Bellerud (she/her) joined the staff at SFCC in December 2016, shortly after moving to Spokane with her family. She has a broad range of experience in education and the arts; she has worked as a cultural and natural resource interpretive ranger for the National Park Service in New Mexico and Arizona, taught art and environmental education in Colorado and Western Washington, and managed museum education programming for school and family audiences. Heather is an artist, a gardener, a bit of a bookworm, and a cargo bike nerd. She is happy to be serving as a Guided Pathways Pathways Specialist in the Visual, Performing, and Applied Arts Pathway.
Suzie Heimbigner, Guided Pathways Curriculum Advisor Humanities Pathway
Suzie joined the staff at SFCC in July 2021. She brings over a decade of experience supporting student success, beginning her career with Spokane Virtual Learning (SVL), the online learning program of Spokane Public Schools. While with SVL, Suzie led a team of student support staff and was integral in the development of a multi-tiered intervention structure focused on student achievement. Suzie holds a B.S. in Secondary Education from the University of Idaho.
Suzie is happy to serve as the Curriculum Advisor and point of contact for students in the Humanities Pathway.
Linda Beane-Boose, Dean of Humanities at SFCC since 2016, has enjoyed a career in higher education which spans thirty years, including positions as director of faculty development, founding director of academic service-learning, and founding director of language services for the Center for International Education at St. Norbert College, De Pere, Wisconsin. She has experience in faculty development and mentorship, pedagogical innovation, enhancing institutional mission, accreditation, and administration. Linda has held leadership positions in the Professional and Organizational Development Network for Higher Education which focuses on faculty development. She completed a BA from the College of Wooster before earning her Ph.D. in French Literature from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Linda’s favorite thing about being dean is working together with dedicated faculty and staff to advance the mission of SFCC. She loves collaborating with others to better serve students, faculty, and the community. In her spare time, Linda enjoys cooking, gardening, wine tasting, cross-training, and biking, hiking and cross-country skiing in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.
Dr. Ashley DeMoville is a director, actor, researcher, leader, and certified teacher of the Michael Chekhov Acting Technique. Her work is interdisciplinary and explores community, culturally relevant performance, transformative leadership, and anti-racism in theater education. She has directed stage productions for multiple theaters and schools including Spokane Falls Community College, the University of Hawai'i at Manoa, The Leeward Theatre, PlayBuilders of Hawai'i, Leeward Community College, Saint Louis School, Victoria University of Wellington, Toi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School, and The Theatre Royal (Nelson, NZ).
Ashley holds two terminal degrees—a Master of Theatre Arts in Directing from Victoria University of Wellington and a Doctor of Education in Organizational Change and Leadership from the University of Southern California (USC). She has ten years of experience as a faculty leader in colleges and universities and currently serves as both Director of the Drama Program and Department Chair of Communication Arts, Modern Languages, Film, and Drama. Ashley also serves as one of the Vice Chairs for region VII of the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival and has had three of her productions honored as regional finalists in recent years.
Ashley teaches Introduction to Theatre, Theatre Production, Basics of Acting I & II, Acting for Film and Television, and Directing for Stage and Screen at SFCC.
Kemuel DeMoville is an award-winning poet and playwright whose work has been produced internationally every year since 2005. Recently his work was performed in Winnipeg (Canada), Budapest (Hungary), and all across the United States. In addition to his script writing experience, has extensive experience in theatre facility management and teaching/curriculum development.
Kemuel is the recipient of both the Residents Prize for Playwriting, and the Hawaii Prize for Playwriting from Kumu Kahua Theatre. He is also the recipient of the 2017 Milken Prize for playwriting. In addition to this Kemuel is an Aurand Harris Fellow by designation of the Childrens Theatre Foundation of America. He has an MFA in playwriting from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, and his MA in syncretic theatre is from Victoria University of Wellington in Aotearoa New Zealand. His work has been published by The Kenyon Review, Cirque, Spider Magazine, YouthPLAYS, Heuer Publishing, Sediments Literary-Arts Journal, Meow Meow Pow Pow, and is included in '222 MORE Comedy Monologue' an anthology from Smith and Kraus Publishers.
Kemuel also served as the Theatre Manager and Artistic Director of The Leeward Theatre, a 630-seat proscenium theatre located on the island of Oahu. As an arts administrator, Kemuel was responsible for managing the artistic content, negotiating contracts and grants, budgeting, staffing, volunteer management/development, and managing the theatre facility itself. Additionally, he has worked professionally as a publicity manager both in California, and Aotearoa New Zealand. Kemuel has been working in higher education - both as an instructor and administrator - since 2005.
Chris Hansen holds an M.A. in Theatrical Production from Central Washington University. He has worked professionally as an actor, designer, and technician at theatres across the region. He collects comics in his spare time and does stand-up comedy on occasion. Chris teaches everything from acting to scenic design here at SFCC.
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