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THR 111 - Introduction to Acting

Fundamental principles of acting technique are introduced.  Exercises for body and voice are practiced as well as the skills of concentration, improvisation, imagination, sense memory, objectives, action, obstacles and circumstances.  Excellent for students in disciplines other than theater who wish to explore how acting techniques can enhance their life and work.

Credits: 3
3 Class Hours
Course Profile
Learning Outcomes of the Course:

Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

  1. Use their voice and body (actor's tools) for effective performance skills.
  2. Practice Stanislavsky's elements i.e. concentration, observation, imagination, etc.
  3. Demonstrate the elements of a dramatic scene.
  4. Explore the language and stories of Shakespeare.
  5. Define the history of the acting profession and the "business" of acting.
  6. Define the different skills needed for film vs. stage acting.

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