Course Abstract Details

THTR-110, Acting for Non-Majors

Credits: 3

Course Description

THTR-110, Acting for Non-Majors, studies the theory and basic principles of the creative processes of acting. Emphasis is given to the development and understanding of the practical application of acting through physical, vocal and creative exercises, improvisation, monologue, and scene work. Other activities include play analysis, character analysis, and written assignments. No prior acting experience necessary. Prerequisite: READ-099. Three hours lecture each week. Three credits. Three billable hours. GENERAL EDUCATION Offered Spring and Fall terms.

Course Objectives and Grading Information

COURSE OBJECTIVES: Students will be able to?  

1. Identify practices and inner workings of the actor.(GE 2, 5, PG 1, 3, 4, 5) 

2. Gain personal knowledge of the student?s body, breath, voice, and mind as instruments for the theatre. (GE 5, 7, PG 1, 3, 5) 

3. Analyze a script for analysis and character development. (GE 2, 5, PG 1, 3, 4, 5) 

4. Analyze characters from dramatic texts. (GE 2, 5, PG 1, 3, 4, 5) 

5. Identify acting techniques and styles when utilized in play or cinema. (GE 5, PG 2, 3, 4) 

6. Analyze acting techniques and styles when utilized in play or cinema. (GE 1, 2, 5, PG 2, 3, 4) 

7. Recognize the intent of use of acting techniques and styles. (GE 1, 2, 5, PG 2, 3, 4) 

8. Evaluate other actors' performances in both oral and written critiques. (GE 1, 2, 5, PG 3, 4) 

9. Demonstrate in monologues and scenes performance the crafts of vocal projection and physical movement. (GE 1, 5, 7, PG 3) 

10. Define standard theatre acting terminology. (GE 5, PG 2, 4, 5)

 

Learning Goals

The abbreviations in parentheses represent Learning Goals which have been identified for this course and program of study:

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