Course Abstract Details

THTR-200, Acting Fundamentals

Credits: 3

Course Description

THTR-200, Acting Fundamentals, offers students intensive study in acting skills and basic performance vocabulary and fundamentals grounded in the language of western acting study. This class explores acting through body and voice work, performance exercises, inprovisation, and text work. Prerequisite: THTR-110, or permission of the program coordinator. Three hours lecture each week. Three credits. Three billable hours. Offered Spring and Fall terms.

Course Objectives and Grading Information

COURSE OBJECTIVES: Students will be able to:

1. Employ one's imagination and explore boundaries without self-consciousness. (GE 2, 5, PG 3)

2. Develop physical and vocal freedom and increase students' strength and range of expression. (GE 5, PG 3)

3. Utilize good oral comnunication techniques and respond truthfully in a creative and interactive processs. (GE 1, 5, PG 3)

4. Develop students' intuition in how it relates to creating and understanding dramatic characters. (GE 5, PG 3)

5. Develop increased alertness and awareness of the senses. (GE 5, PG 3)

6. Demonstate a professional discipline and strong work ethic essential to a theatre artist. (PG 3)

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

8. Assess ones body, breath, voice, and mind as instruments for the theatre. (GE 5, PG 3)

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

10. Analyze acting techniques when utilized in play or cinema, and by doing so demonstating and understanding of the intent of their use. (GE 1, 5, PG 3, 4)

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

Learning Goals

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

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