THAR1211 Acting 1
Credit Hours: 3 semester hours
This is a studio class dealing with the development and basic practical acting skills for the actor. Emphasis on the development of fundamental acting techniques, exercises, discussions of emotions, memory, imagination, concentration, character building, scene analysis, and the use of the voice and body are all employed. Various theories of acting will be discussed, and frequent performance and critiques are a part of the course.
Goals and Objectives
This course is intended to develop basic knowledge of theatre practices of Acting
The student will become equipped with the techniques and tools to improve their acting skills.
The student will learn to analyze and interpret written script texts, thereby creating more believable characters.
The student will read and study monologues and scene script selections.
The student will become equipped to analyze and critique another actor’s performances as well as directorial instruction and the processes of rehearsal.
The student should become a more informed, critical and frequent audience member and possible future theatre practitioner.
The student will explore and understand a range of presentational styles.
The student will have a better understanding of Theatre as a collaborative art form.
The student will have a basic understanding of all the working areas of the Theatre.
The student will recognize and understand Theatre terminologies.
The student will learn to response to theatrical performances by being able to knowledgeably, critically, and with appreciation articulate that opinion in both verbal and written discourse.
The student will develop a basic understanding of structure and theme in the context of both performances and dramatic literature through reading a script both critically and visually.
The student will gain an increased confidence in themselves through regular performing opportunities.
Expected learner outcomes:
The student will be able use all the basic tools in a proficient manner.
The student will be able to define and identify all tools and materials associated with the theatre.
The student will be able to understand/facilitate /and ensure safety practices throughout all theatre performance and workspaces.
The student will be able to read/create/build from simple construction drawings
The student will become knowledgeable of all aspects of the workings of the Theatre
Book: Acting I by Robert Cohen