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Drama

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.

Bigfoot Drama in the Spartan Theatre

SFCC student acting in FireDance

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.

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. We meet you where you are and help you reach your goals.

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Total Credits: 90

First Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
DRMA 250
Basics of Acting I
5
ENGL& 101
English Composition I
5
Choose 1 course 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

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
DRMA 107
Theatre Production
2
DRMA& 101
Introduction to Theater
5
Choose 1 course 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

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
DRMA 108
Theatre Production
4
DRMA 110
Musical Theatre Voice
3
MATH& 107
Math in Society
5
Total Credits
 
12
 

Summer

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
Choose 1 course from:
CMST& 101
Introduction to Communication
5
CMST& 220
Public Speaking
5
Choose 1 course from:
DRMA 160
Theatre Experience
2
DRMA 260
Theatre Experience
2
Total Credits
 
7
 

Fourth Quarter

Course 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 1 course 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

Course 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

Course 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 1 course 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 a personal education plan customized to your interests and goals, your start quarter, full- or part-time status, any prior credits you have, and the classes available each quarter.

For an up-to-date list of all classes that satisfy the requirements for your degree or certificate, click here, then select the specific degree or certificate you are pursuing.

  • Tuition

  • Resident

    $
    9,095
  • Non-Resident

    $
    11,725
  • International

    $
    21,247
  • Max. Books

    $
    942
  • Max. Course Fees

    $
    520
  • Institutional Fees

    $
    1,633

These dollar amounts reflect the total cost of completing the program. More details
All dollar figures appearing below reflect the total cost of completing the program described by the Typical Student Schedule located on this web page, which are for the current graduation requirements of this program. Exact totals may vary depending on the catalog requirements you are following, if you have transferred in courses, or if you have been granted substitutions.

Tuition, program fees, and course fees are for the current academic year, as approved by the Community Colleges of Spokane Board of Trustees. Tuition and fees are subject to change by the Washington State Legislature and/or the Community Colleges of Spokane Board of Trustees.

Resident tuition is what Washington residents pay. Non-Resident tuition is what out-of-state students pay. International tuition is what out-of-country students pay. For clarification on residency, see Determining your Residency Status.

Avg. Books & Supplies: $942 for an academic year.
The cost for books and course-related material is an estimate based on the Washington Financial Aid Association’s annual student budget. The actual cost of textbooks and course-related supplies can vary widely depending on your program of study and the options you have for obtaining textbooks and other course material.

Program Fees are one-time costs required for the program that are not included in course fees or in tuition. These fees include things like tools, equipment, and uniforms. Only a few programs have program fees.

Max. Course Fees cover the cost of special equipment and materials needed to complete coursework. These fees are not included in tuition. Not all courses have fees and the actual costs that a student pays will vary depending on the courses taken.

Institutional Fees cover a variety of services for students, such as class registration, technology support, health clinic services, bus passes, and more. Most of these fees are instituted after a vote by the student body.

  • 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

  • Linda Beane-Boose
    Linda Beane-Boose
    Dean of Humanities
    B.A., The College of Wooster; M.A., Ph.D., University of Illinois; Additional studies, Harvard Institutes for Higher Education
    linda.beane-boose@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3455
  • Ashley DeMoville
    Ashley DeMoville
    Drama
    B.A., University of Hawaii; M.F.A., Victoria University of Wellington New Zealand; Ed.D., University of Southern California
    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

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Ashley DeMoville

Department Chair
Ashley.DeMoville@sfcc.spokane.edu
509-533-3605

Suzie Heimbigner

Curriculum Advisor
suzie.heimbigner@sfcc.spokane.edu
509-533-3403
Building 24, Office 108C