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THE 130P - Acting Practicum 1

Credits: 3
112 Practicum Hours

In this course, beginning acting students are introduced to the rehearsal and performance process. They train in understanding how voice, body and mind relate to character and plays. Students significantly participate in rehearsals to build confidence and polish their performance skills. A semester performance is required, allowing them to apply what they learn. Through hands-on experience, students lay a foundation for acting.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Construct the rehearsal and performance process.
  2. Interpret character relationships within a play.
  3. Produce a character analysis.
  4. Apply feedback and direction to subsequent performances/work.
  5. Collaborate effectively with others to complete projects.
  6. Complete theatrical production tasks according to schedules and deadlines both individually and collaboratively while under pressure.
  7. Deliver memorized lines in the order in which they are written.
  8. Demonstrate theatrical protocol.
  9. Participate in a performance.
  10. Interpret audience reactions.

 Listed Topics

  1. Understanding stage direction and blocking.
  2. The actor’s voice, body and mind.
  3. Choreography, meter and movement.
  4. Mental and physical preparedness, focus and listening.
  5. Theatrical protocol.
  6. Performance in front of an audience.
Reference Materials
Various plays, digital media, field trips, additional materials as appropriate
Students who successfully complete this course acquire general knowledge, skills and abilities that align with CCAC’s definition of an educated person. Specifically, this course fulfills these General Education Goals:
  • Communication
Approved By: Dr. Quintin B. Bullock Date Approved: 04/12/2024
Last Reviewed: 04/12/2024

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