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Acting 1
ACTING I
CLASS CODE: TA 123W CREDITS:  3
DIVISION: PERFORMING AND VISUAL ARTS
DEPARTMENT: THEATRE
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

CATALOG DESCRIPTION: Theory and practice in the basic skills of acting; intensive and integrated work on vocal, physical, emotional, improvisational and perceptional skills. May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor.
DESCRIPTION: Theory and practice in the basic skills of acting, with emphasis on the Stanislavski system.
TOPICS: Why study acting?; acting in life; physical and vocal warm-ups; body awareness; vocal awareness; Stanislavski; creating a role; objectives and action; improvisation; rehearsal process; scene study; performance process; auditions.
OBJECTIVES: Build a foundation for the mastery of the basic principles of acting.
Learn the basic tools of and develop skills in character development.
Develop discipline and flexibility in the vocal, bodily, emotional, and perceptional skills.
Analyze a play and a character from an actor’s point of view.
Acquire or strengthen habits of dependability, punctuality, cooperation, and dedication.
Demonstrate the integration of the above skills in the performance of selected scenes.
This course encourages actors to emulate ideals of the Gospel in their personal lives, and assists the individual student in strengthening his or her personal image and identity.

REQUIREMENTS: Acting 1 emphasizes performance as practice through in-class scene work and critiques. Texts and written assignments vary according to instructor. Assignments may include play reports, character analysis and production evaluations.
PREREQUISITES:
OTHER: May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor. TA 123 is required for students with an emphasis in Theatre or Technical Theatre.
EFFECTIVE DATE: January 2002