Experience the Arts
Drama 90


DRAMA 90, Experience the Arts -Drama course. We hope your experience attending theatrical performances will be a positive and enriching one. DRAM 90 is designed to complement and enhance the student experience in Drama Appreciation, Beginning and Advanced Acting, Acting for the Camera, Playwriting, Basic Voice and Beginning and Advanced Directing. If you have not already signed up for a Drama class, please do so immediately.



Experience the Arts (ETA) is a .5 unit class. It is designed to be taken two times for credit in each department of the Creative Arts Division. In other words, you may take ETA within the Art and Photography Department only twice, but you may take up to 1 unit each of ETA Music and Drama to a total of 3 units. ETA is not available for a letter grade it is credit/no credit only.


In order to receive credit for this course, students must correctly document: THREE MPC Drama Department productions as well as THREE other productions chosen from any of the venues listed below.



     1. Monterey Peninsula College Drama Department
         Call the box office (646-4213) for days and times of
         performances. Students enrolled in Experience the Arts
         (Drama) will receive one (1) complimentary ticket per
         production for all MPC Drama Department offerings.

     2. Carl Cherry Center for the Arts -Cannel

     3. Staff Players/Children's Experimental Theatre -Indoor Forest
         Theatre, Carmel

     4. Magic Circle Theatre -Carmel Valley

     5. Pacific Repertory Theatre -Golden Bough Theatre, Carmel

     6. Forest Theatre-Carmel

     7. Wharf Theatre-Monterey            

     8. Unicorn Theatre -Monterey

Check The Monterey County Herald "GO!" Section on Thursdays for shows, dates and times.




1. Theatre Works -Palo Alto

2. San Jose Repertory Theatre -San Jose

3. American Musical Theatre -San Jose

4. Western Stage -Salinas

5. American Conservatory Theatre -San Francisco

6. Magic Theatre -San Francisco

7. "Best of Broadway" Series (various venues) -San Francisco



Documentation of attendance shall consist of the following:

1. Program from the production

2. Ticket stub

In addition, students must submit answers to the following questions in written format:

     1. List three main characters and briefly describe them.

2. Briefly describe the story/plot of the play or musical.

3. Briefly describe the set/settings, lighting and musical effects
        (if applicable).

4. In the students own words describe what he/she believes the author's theme/"message" was in writing the play/musical.


MPC Art Gallery 646-3060 Gallery Hours: Tuesday -Friday, 10 -3
Instructor of Record: Melissa Pickford
ALL Art 90 Experience the Arts Play Report outlines are due in the MPC Art Gallery before 4:00PM on or before Friday, December 14,2007.

NO LATE Papers will be accepted.

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