Course Descriptions

Course Descriptions

303 Acting Technique (3.0 Credits)

Courses in this portion of the five-week curriculum focus on fundamental acting principles.  Teaching methodologies and evaluative tools include scene study, practical acting exercises, improvisational exercises, audition techniques, and textual analysis.  (Corresponds to Acting, Master Acting Classes, Audition, Improvisation, and Text)

313 Movement for the Actor (1.0 Credit)

Courses in this portion of the five-week curriculum focus on the expressiveness of the actor’s body. Teaching methodologies and evaluative tools include study and implementation of various movement forms and exercises that explore the relationship between interior life and physical embodiment.  (Corresponds to Clowning, Combat Workshops, and Movement for Actors)

323 Voice and Speech Dynamics (1.0 Credit)

Courses in this portion of the five-week curriculum focus on voice production for the actor. Teaching methodologies and evaluative tools include exercises in breathing, relaxation, and control of the voice for speaking on-stage, text work, vocal techniques of emphasis, pitch, rate, quality, volume, and inflection, and speech techniques such as use of specific qualities of sound.  (Corresponds to Voice and Speech)

373 Shakespeare Intensive (2.0 Credits)

Courses in the two-week curriculum focus on the actor’s relationship with classical material.  The Core Classical Acting class is supplemented with work in Physicalizing Classical Text, Speaking Classical Text, and the Classical Soliloquy.

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