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

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.
TAUGHT: Winter, Fall
CONTENT AND 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.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: Build a foundation for the mastery of the basic principles of acting. Learn the basic tools of the develop skills in character development. Develop discipline and flexibility in the vocal, bodily, emotional, and perceptional skills. Analyze a play and character from an actor's point of view. Acquire or strengthen habits of dependability, punctuality, cooperation, a dedication. Demonstrate the integration of the above skills in the performance of selected scenes and monologues. Emulate ideals of the Gospel in personal life and strengthen 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.







PERFORMANCE GUIDELINES:
one monologue 3-5 minutes
Three scenes, 2 people, 5-10 minutes
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