Spring 2015 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions

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

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, you may contact your school advisor to register.

Required Texts:

Texts may include:
The Seagull and/or Uncle Vanya by Anton Chekhov
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, short papers, attendance. Rehearsal times will be scheduled by the actors.

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