THEA 111 Fundamentals of Acting

Fundamental techniques in acting, stage movement, characterization, and scene analysis. Students will participate in individual and group improvisations and in scenes from plays. Required for all freshman theater majors.

Credits

3 Credits

THEA 111Fundamentals of Acting

Please note: This is not a course syllabus. A course syllabus is unique to a particular section of a course by instructor. This curriculum guide provides general information about a course.

I. General Information

Department

Fine Arts

II. Course Specification

Course Type

Program Requirement

Credit Hours Narrative

3 Credits

Grading Method

Letter grade

Repeatable

N

III. Catalog Course Description

Fundamental techniques in acting, stage movement, characterization, and scene analysis. Students will participate in individual and group improvisations and in scenes from plays. Required for all freshman theater majors.

IV. Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, a student will be able to:

Effectively express themselves physically and vocally in front of an audience Read and analyze scripts for understanding of character and theme Apply understanding of scripts to effectively and appropriately communicate character and theme Understand the process of bringing a character to stage including research, rehearsal, discussion, and criticism Write an effective evaluation of a performance

V. Topical Outline (Course Content)

Syllabus, safety on stage, trust Respect For Acting by Uta Hagen—reading, discussion and analysis Physicality and Movement Pantomime Use of voice on the stage Improvisation Script analysis, discussion, research Rehearsal purpose and techniques Performance—ensemble and monologue Wrtitng a critical analysis of a performance

VI. Delivery Methodologies

Required Assignments

Respect for Acting discussions Pantomime performance Script analysis, research and discussion Participation in acting exercises Ensemble performance Critical Analysis Paper Monologue performance

Required Exams

Participation in discussions Appropriate use of rehearsal time Ensemble scene performance Critical analysis paper Monologue performance

Required Text

Respect for Acting, Uta Hagen Script from work of modern/contemporary theater as assignedDesign journal

Specific Course Activity Assignment or Assessment Requirements

Respect for Acting discussions Pantomime performance Script analysis, research and discussion Participation in acting exercises Ensemble performance Critical Analysis Paper Monologue performance Participation in discussions Appropriate use of rehearsal time Ensemble scene performance Critical analysis paper Monologue performance