Spring 2015 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions
Description of Course:
This course is designed to explore the intellectual and sensory skills needed to create and develop a character. It will focus on aligning the mind and the body to work harmoniously together in order to process and convey the message of the character and the playwright. We will study the different methods of character development and experiment with the â€œwho, what, where, when, why and howâ€ of acting. Ultimately, the course will teach the student actor to embody a character in order to present a portrayal consistent with the presentational style of the 21st century. Course work will include class exercises, acting assignments, assigned readings, class projects, play reports, play critiques, and the creation and maintenance of an actorâ€™s notebook.
No required text. Materials will be made available to students throughout the semester.
Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:
Various practical performance assignments will be made throughout the semester; including improvisation, monologue and scene work.