Dramatic Media programs
Bachelor's Degree in Dramatic Media
- Major in Dramatic Media (B.A.)
Minor in Dramatic Media
- Dramatic Media
- Business of the Arts
|A relatively new concept, dramatic media has been defined by the Kennedy Center in its publication The National Standards for Arts Education as a “means of telling stories by way of stage, film, television, radio, or computer discs.”|
At TLU, that concept has been adapted to create a unique and dynamic program of instruction and production. Intentionally developed as a hybrid of theatre, film and new media training, the program explores storytelling by way of the stage or screen, through the fusion and study of text, performance, design and technology.
Dramatic Media Scholarship Opportunities
Interested in theatre, film and new media? You're welcome!
Dramatic Media is storytelling by way of the stage or screen, through the fusion and study of text, performance, design, and technology.
Chair and Associate Professor
David Legore, chair, associate professor; Prof. Legore directs faculty productions and works primarily with student actors, directors and writers. A 1991 graduate of TLU with a B.A. in economics, Prof. Legore cultivated his passion for theatre as a student actor and director at TLU. In 1995 he earned his M.F.A. in directing from the University of South Dakota, where he was twice in the regional finals of the Irene Ryan Acting Competition at the American College Theatre Festival.
Believing that performance artists must be entrepreneurial creators and distributors of content, his pedagogy explores the interactions of performance craft, content creation, digital media, and entertainment economics. In support of this scholarship, he has attended conferences and seminars exploring the use of emerging digital technologies for content creation and distribution, including BEA / NAB, SIGGRAPH, and the Digital Media Academy. While on a recent sabbatical, he produced his original screenplay SILVR BULLETZ, BLAK DUZT, winning a Silver Remi award at the 40th Annual WorldFest International Film Festival in Houston. He was a member of the Texas Theatre Task Force, a local conservation group that successfully restored the Texas Theatre in Seguin.
Visiting Assistant Professor of Dramatic Media
Shannon Ivey, visiting assistant professor; holds a double B.A. from The University of the Incarnate Word and a Master of Fine Arts in Acting from the esteemed University of California, Irvine.
Mrs. Ivey has worked professionally as an actress and writer in New York and Los Angeles for the last 10 years. Some of her most notable film and television credits include: ABC’s Notes from the Underbelly, CBS’ Criminal Minds, CW’s All of Us, Showtimes’ Sleeper Cell, WB’s Justice League and the independent features American Crude and iMurders. Some of her favorite Theatre credits include: King Lear, Hamlet, Solid Gold Cadillac, Moon Over Buffalo, Doll’s House, Victor Victoria, Wit and Blood Wedding. She's also served as a scriptwriter for Days of Our Lives, a staff writer for the Bel Air Drama Department and currently has two feature films in development. Mrs. Ivey is a proud member of SAG, AFTRA and AEA.
For more information on Mrs. Ivey, please visit: http://www.shannonivey.com or http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1836673/
Associate Professor; Faculty Designer; Director of Emerging Media
associate professor; bachelor of arts in drama from The University of North Carolina at Asheville, master of fine arts in design and technology from Virginia Tech.
Mr. Price serves as faculty designer and teaches courses in theatre and video design and technology. He also serves as the Director of Emerging Media for TLU. He has received theatre critics' and national and regional Clio awards for design and art direction.
Mr. Price is listed in "2000 Outstanding Artists and Designers of the 20th Century," "Who's Who in Entertainment" and "Outstanding People of the 21st Century." He is a member of professional associations: IALD, LDI, TETA, FIRT / IFTR, USITT, and SWTFA. He is a former editor of the SWTFA Newsletter.
In addition, Mr. Price has presented several papers at international conferences including ATHE in Chicago, IL, FIRT / IFTR in both Krakow, Poland and Lisbon, Portugal, Theatres of Science conference in Pontypridd, Wales, Space and Place conference in Brenham, Germany and Value of Work conference in Prague, Czech Republic. He has conducted workshops on DMX control, digital sound editing and computer-aided drafting and design. He also was co-creator of several theatrical events, including "Finite Earth" and "The Green Pepper Projects" I and II.