Fall 2011 - Undergraduate Course Description
Intructor:
Lingo, Kathy
Discipline and Number
DRAM 2372 Section: 001
Day:
MW Time: 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
Course Title:
Improvisation

DESCRIPTION OF COURSE:

This is where theatre began. If you have had any form of acting experience now is the time to try to fine tune your ability to focus, listen, respond and create. Imagine being able to create an entire scene without memorizing a script! It is a craft, an art form, which will require practice and experience. There will be classroom instruction, but the classroom becomes experimental allowing students to try new ideas and forms of expression. Physical movement will become imperative to visually mold your character in the audiences' mind. As in all my theatre courses, grades are based upon student's participation and timely completion of assignments. It's fun and in what other class do you get to watch improvisational scenes? However, attendance and participation is mandatory. Classroom rituals and practices are established to help students create story lines and develop skills that will improve the quality of their life through personal confidence and skill building. Challenge yourself, laugh at yourself and enjoy creating characters that will enrich your life by expanding your mind and talents.

REQUIRED TEXTS:

COURSE REQUIREMENTS/EVALUATION CRITERIA:

College level reading and writing skills.

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