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 Course Title:   Acting II

 Title Abbreviation:   Acting II

 Department:    DRMA

 Course #:    134

 Credits:    3

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    3

 CIP:    500501

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2014


 Course Description  

A study of the fundamental theory and practice of realistic acting with a focus on script analysis and rehearsal technique.

 Prerequisite  

None

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 33

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0


Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Academic Humanities  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

Other Institution Equivalencies Table
Institution Course # Remarks
CWU X
EWU
U of W X
WSU X
WWU X

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Analyze a script from the perspective of realistic acting.
  2. Plan and execute an extended period of rehersal.
  3. Analyze a character regardless of gender, age, or ethnicity.
  4. Analyze a written text for important ideas and apply those ideas in class.
  5. Prepare a detailed character study.
  6. Establish goals and create a plan to reach those goals.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

1. Information Literacy

Definition: Recognizing when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
1.1 Determine the extent of information needed.
1.3 Evaluate information and its sources critically.

2. Critical Thinking

Definition: The ability to think critically about the nature of knowledge within a discipline and about the ways in which that knowledge is constructed and validated and to be sensitive to the ways these processes often vary among disciplines.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
2.1 Identify and express concepts, terms, and facts related to a specific discipline.
2.2 Analyze issues and develop questions within a discipline.

3. Communication

Definition: Understanding and producing effective written, spoken, visual, and non-verbal communication.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
3.2 Recognize, produce and demonstrate appropriate interpersonal, group, and public speaking skills.

4. Community & Cultural Diversity

Definition: Recognizing the value of human communities and cultures from multiple perspectives through a critical understanding of their similarities and differences.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
4.2 Understand, value and respect human differences and commonalities as they relate to issues of race, social class, gender, sexual orientation, disabilities and culture.

6. Individual Awareness & Responsibility

Definition: Understanding, managing, and taking responsibility for one’s learning and behavior in varied and changing environments.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
6.3 Apply successful organizational strategies of planning, goal setting, prioritizing, resolving conflict, and managing time to specific goals and/or projects.

7. Aesthetics & Creativity

Definition: Interpreting human experience through engagement with creative processes and aesthetic principles.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
7.1 Demonstrate an understanding of the creative process.
7.2 Demonstrate knowledge of aesthetic principles.

Course Contents

  1. Using scenes from contemporary dramatic literature, students will present scenes in class. These scenes will be supported by a written analysis, including rehearsal schedule. Scenes are evaluated utilizing instructor feedback, peer review, scene partner critique and self assessment.
  2. Using critical thinking skills, students will analyze a textbook and present the results of that analysis through written assignments and seminar discussions.
  3. Students will explore and analyze the techniques of realistic acting through in class exercises and projects.