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Drama/Theatre (DRA) is one of the many disciplines in which the humanities department at EACC offers a variety of courses.

Many students take drama courses from the humanities department because they find them fun and fulfilling, while also earning college credit. Students do not have to be working toward a degree to take drama classes.

Generally courses offered by the humanities department, including drama courses, are considered transferable to four-year colleges and universities. Students who plan to transfer to another higher education institution should review the requirements of that institution, although EACC’s counselors are happy to assist students with transfer issues.

Special Topics in Drama (DRA2003-01, DRA2002-01, DRA2001-01) may be taken for 1, 2, or 3 credit hours and involves working on, or performing in, the college’s play for the semester. There is no scheduled class time, but a minimum number of hours are required to earn college credit.

For more information on drama courses, contact the drama instructor, Tammy Freligh(, or the Associate Vice President for General Studies, Cathie Cline (

Frequently Asked Questions:

How do I enroll?
You contact the staff in the Betty Jo Hodges building for more information. You can also learn more about enrolling in EACC on the college’s website: and click on admissions.

Who can take drama courses for credit at EACC?
Just about anybody! Students taking humanities courses do not have to be working toward a degree. Students must be at least 14 years of age, but there is no maximum age to take courses at EACC. We strongly believe that learning is a lifelong activity. In fact, seniors taking classes for credit can qualify for reduced tuition or no tuition. See the EACC website for more information.

Do all drama courses transfer to a four-year college or university?
Students should always check the catalog of the university or college to which they plan to transfer for transfer requirements, but in general, drama courses are considered transferable.

Do all drama courses count toward my degree?
Check the specific requirements of the degree you are seeking to be sure. Theater Appreciation (DRA 1003), a 3-hour introductory course, can count toward fulfilling general education (called gen ed) requirements for associate of arts degrees and bachelor of arts degrees conferred by public institutions in the state of Arkansas. Other drama courses can count toward electives hours required for many degrees.

How many credit hours can I earn by taking a drama course?
It depends on the course. To be sure, look at the fourth digit of the course number. For example, DRA 1063 counts for 3 credit hours; DRA 2002 counts for 2 credit hours; DRA 2001 counts for 1 credit hour.

Where can I find a schedule of drama courses? Look at the EACC website: The current schedule is updated regularly.

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