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THE 130P - Acting Practicum 1

Credits: 3
112 Practicum Hours

This is a course designed to introduce the beginning acting student to a rehearsal and performance sequence. Training the actor to understand voice, body, and mind as it relates to character and the play. Significant participation in the rehearsal process will lead to confidence and quality in performance. A semester performance will be required.
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 and “Who am I?”
  4. Accept direction and criticism.
  5. Work closely with others.
  6. Work under pressure with deadlines.
  7. Memorize and deliver 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
Use of the campus library to research various aspects of the craft of acting
Videotapes of previous shows and certain actors
Books about the “play” and acting will be recommended
Field trips to other theaters
Approved By: Sutin, Stewart Date Approved: 07/13/2006

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