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THE 155 - Improvisation

Credits: 3
3 Lecture Hours

This course is a practical introduction to the principles of improvising dramatic scenes from a simple situation premise. Course material includes a variety of theatre games through which students gain experience in role-playing, psycho-drama and skit-making. Course material is intended for general application by teachers, counselors and other group leaders, as well as actors in the theatre.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Identify a variety of improvisational techniques.
  2. Use of improvisational techniques as they relate to spontaneity in action.
  3. Demonstrate leadership abilities during group improvisation.
  4. Develop self-confidence in performance through games, exercises, role play and situational improvisation.
  5. Exhibit spontaneity and relate how this process can be used as a communication tool for life.
Listed Topics
  1. Games
  2. Improvisational techniques
  3. Concentration endowment
  4. Spontaneity
  5. Listening skills
Reference Materials
Current textbooks, scene books.
Approved By: Johnson, Alex Date Approved: 05/05/2011

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