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Voice Diction
VOICE DICTION
CLASS CODE: TA 121 CREDITS:  2
DIVISION: PERFORMING AND VISUAL ARTS
DEPARTMENT: THEATRE
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

DESCRIPTION: A fundamental course designed to teach vocal production skills for the stage. Emphasis is given to learning and developing vocal skills in preparation for voice interpretation. Recommended for students in Elementary or Secondary Education, English and Broadcasting.
TAUGHT: Fall odd years, Winter even years
CONTENT AND TOPICS: Relaxation, articulation, pronunciation, volume, pitch, rate, emphasis, voice quality, study and integration of the International Phonetic Alphabet and Standard American English.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: Train the vocal instrument in preparation for work in acting, public speaking, and teaching. Improve vocal tone through study of breath control, relaxation techniques, tone placement, resonance, vocal flexibility, and projection. Improve speech through increased knowledge of vocal apparatus, vowel/consonant formation and placement, IPA symbols, and personal speech eccentricities.
REQUIREMENTS: Select and adapt written materials for oral presentation in class.
Memorize and utilize the International Phonetic Alphabet.
Other requirements as assigned by instructor.
PREREQUISITES:
OTHER: TA 121 is required for students with an emphasis in Theatre or Technical Theatre.
Recommended for students in Elementary or Secondary Education, English and Broadcasting.
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 1989