An introduction to the fundamental principles and tools of acting as used in auditions, rehearsals, and performances. This may include ensemble performing, character and script analysis, and basic theater terminology. This exploration will emphasize the development of the actor's instrument: voice, body and imagination.

Upon completion, students will be able to:

  • Analyze scripts from the viewpoint of the actor.
  • Analyze, develop, and perform a character.
  • Demonstrate effective and safe use of the voice and body.
  • Define and discuss terms and concepts using the vocabulary of theater
  • Perform at an appropriately skilled level in ensemble building exercises, scenes and final projects, which may include participation in plays.

Grade Basis: L
Credit Hours: 3
Lecture hours: 48.0