Spring 2013 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions

Curchack, Fred
Discipline and Number
DRAM 3342 Section 001
T Time 4:00 PM - 6:45 PM
Course Title

Description of Course:

This class is appropriate for aspiring actors (beginning through advanced), directors, writers, filmmakers, as well as anyone who would like to explore the challenges and fun of acting. No previous experience is required.

We will study and practice principles of acting for film and video, including freeing the voice, movement, and imagination, improvisation, script analysis, building a character, creating a role, monologues, scene study, and creating original work.

This course is taught by an actor/director/writer whose theater and multi-media works have received international recognition.

Note: The prerequisite for this course will be waived. If you have not taken the prerequisite course, contact your school advisor to register.

Required Texts:

Texts may include:
Uncle Vanya by Anton Chekhov (adapted by David Mamet)
The 20th Century Performance Reader (edited by Huxley and Witts)
The Stanislavsky Technique by Mel Gordon
Acting in Film by Michael Caine

Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:

Weekly acting projects (including improvisation, monologues, scenes, a final acting project), participation in class exercises and discussions, readings, attendance. Rehearsal times will be scheduled by the actors.

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