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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.

What You’ll Learn

  • Identify verbal, non-verbal, written, and visual communication
  • Practice basic safety protocol in the theatre setting
  • Value the collaborative process in a professional performance context and identify their role in that process
  • 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
  • Demonstrate a familiarity with the vocal, physical, and emotional skills sufficient for BA study in theatrical performance
  • Demonstrate a familiarity with the technical theatre skills sufficient for BA study in the theatrical arts

You and your advisor will use this program map as a starting point to create a personal education plan customized to your needs. We meet you where you are and help you reach your goals.
Need more details? Check out the degree worksheet for the AA-DTA degree and work with your advisor to make sure you’re ready to transfer in Drama. Course descriptions and course learning outcomes can be found in our online catalogue.

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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
GUID 105
Student Success
2
Total Credits
 
12

Second Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
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
JAPN& 121
Japanese I
5
SPAN& 121
Spanish 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

Third Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
DRMA 108
Theatre Production
1
Choose 1 course from:
MATH& 107
Math in Society
5
PHIL& 120
Symbolic Logic
5
Choose 1 course from:
ASTR& 100
Survey of Astronomy
5
BIOL 107
Dinosaur Paleontology
5
GEOL& 100
Survey of Earth Science
5
Choose 1 course from:
ECON 100
Fundamentals of Economics
5
HIST& 116
Western Civilization I
5
POLS 125
Introduction to Global Issues
5
POLS& 101
Intro to Political Science
5
Total Credits
 
16

Fourth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
DRMA 106
Theatre Production
1
DRMA 140
Introduction to Theatrical Design and Technology
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
Choose 1 course from:
DRMA 150
Acting for Film and Television
5
DRMA 240
Scenic Design and Technology
5
DRMA 245
Lighting Design and Technology
5
DRMA 255
Basics of Acting II
5
DRMA 280
Writing for Stage and Screen
5
DRMA 290
Directing for Stage and Screen
5
Total Credits
 
16

Fifth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
DRMA 107
Theatre Production
1
Choose 1 course from:
CMST& 101
Introduction to Communication
5
CMST& 220
Public Speaking
5
ENGL& 102
Composition II
5
Choose 1 course from:
HLTH 101
Health and Wellness
3
HLTH 174
First Aid
3
Choose 1 course from:
ASTR& 100
Survey of Astronomy
5
BIOL 107
Dinosaur Paleontology
5
GEOL& 100
Survey of Earth Science
5
Total Credits
 
14

Sixth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
DRMA 108
Theatre Production
1
FILM 141
Introduction to Film
5
Choose 1 course from:
DRMA 150
Acting for Film and Television
5
DRMA 240
Scenic Design and Technology
5
DRMA 245
Lighting Design and Technology
5
DRMA 255
Basics of Acting II
5
DRMA 280
Writing for Stage and Screen
5
DRMA 290
Directing for Stage and Screen
5
Choose 1 course from:
MUSC 139
Bass Clef Choir
1
MUSC 140
Treble Choir
1
MUSC 170
Singing I: The Voice
1
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
 
17

Maximum estimated costs for completing this program

  • Tuition

  • Resident

    $
    9,245
  • Non-Resident

    $
    11,459
  • International

    $
    21,146
  • Books

    $
    1,565
  • Course Fees

    $
    192
  • Institutional Fees

    $
    1,511

  • The amounts listed for tuition and lab & course fees reflects a maximum estimated cost and may be lower based on courses selected.
  • The amount listed for books is a maximum estimated cost based on the price of new textbooks purchased during the previous school year. Costs may be lower based on student choices and availability (used books vs new, rental vs purchase).
  • For more information about costs, visit our page How Much Does It Cost?

  • Heather Bellerud
    Heather Bellerud
    VPAA Pathway Specialist
    Heather.Bellerud@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3195
  • Suzie Heimbigner
    Suzie Heimbigner
    Humanities Pathway Specialist
    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
  • Rebecca Craven
    Rebecca Craven
    Instructor
    Rebecca.Craven@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3899
  • Kemuel DeMoville
    Kemuel DeMoville
    Drama
    B.A., California State University at San Bernardino; M.F.A., University of Hawaii at Manoa; M.A., Victoria University of Wellington
    Kemuel.Demoville@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3605
  • Chris Hansen
    Chris Hansen
    Instructor
    Chris.Hansen@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3606
  • Elizabeth Lewis
    Elizabeth Lewis
    Stage Technician 1
    Elizabeth.Lewis@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3105
  • George Morse
    George Morse
    Instr & Class Supp Tech1
    George.Morse@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3701
  • Jeremy Whittington
    Jeremy Whittington
    Instructor
    Jeremy.Whittington@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3222

Have a question? Let's hear it.

Kemuel DeMoville

Director of Drama
Kemuel.DeMoville@sfcc.spokane.edu
509-533-3605

Suzie Heimbigner

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