Spring 2012 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions
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 theare 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 mind and talents.
Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:
-Respect for others at all times
-Critical thinking skills
-An open mind and the ability to appreciate and use constructive criticism to improve performance work
-College level reading and writing skills