May 23, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog
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DRMA 158 - Stage Combat

Credits: 5
Provides students with the skill set to succeed in different aspects of choreographed stage fighting and physical stage business. Students are given instruction on safe and expected behavior when stage fighting including how it helps tell the story, and how to work as part of an ensemble. The use of fight choreography beyond the stage is addressed, working with issues of student self-confidence and personal boundaries. Some classes are recorded on video allowing students to see their own work to make appropriate corrections.

Satisfies Requirement: Humanities/Fine Arts/English
Course Fee: $3.00

Course Outcomes:
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate safe techniques of stage combat.
  2. Demonstrate story-telling through the inclusion of stage combat within an acting scene.
  3. Demonstrate proficiency in hand-to-hand combat and weapons combat (daggers, epee blades, etc.) through drills and examination.
  4. Demonstrate responsibility to a fight partner by recognizing safety concerns and correcting those concerns before proceeding with combat.

Program Outcomes
  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of historical genres and styles beyond current trends in Performing Arts.
  2. Demonstrate responsibility by one or more of the following: attendance, assignment completion, final project or performance completion.

College-wide Outcomes
  • Critical Thinking - Critical thinking finds expression in all disciplines and everyday life. It is characterized by an ability to reflect upon thinking patterns, including the role of emotions on thoughts, and to rigorously assess the quality of thought through its work products. Critical thinkers routinely evaluate thinking processes and alter them, as necessary, to facilitate an improvement in their thinking and potentially foster certain dispositions or intellectual traits over time.
  • Written Communication - Written Communication encompasses all the abilities necessary for effective expression of thoughts, feelings, and ideas in written form.

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