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THE 108 - Acting 1

Credits: 3
3 Lecture Hours

This course introduces the inexperienced student to acting. Goals are to survey and understand tools (voice, body and mind) an actor must use in a performance. Practice is provided in the technical skills of movement sensory perceptions, motivation, voice and diction. Practical application occurs through presentation of monologues in classroom.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Outline acting theories.
  2. Employ use of stage terminology.
  3. Demonstrate use of fundamental performance preparation techniques.
  4. Use performance techniques, alone and with others, in various types of acting exercises.
  5. Describe acting as an art.
  6. Compile criteria upon which value judgments about acting may be formulated.
Listed Topics
  1. Theories of acting
  2. Internal and external techniques (body, voice, emotion, concentration, imagination, etc.)
  3. Improvisation
  4. Text analysis scene study
  5. Acting terminology
Reference Materials
Film, DVD, Internet, Textbooks.
Approved By: Johnson, Alex Date Approved: 05/05/2011

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