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 Course Title:   Acting III

 Title Abbreviation:   ACTING III

 Department:    DRMA

 Course #:    135

 Credits:    4

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    4

 CIP:    500501

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2013


 Course Description  

Using scenes from modern dramatic literature (1850-present), this course will focus on polishing characterization and script analysis skills, with additional emphasis on rehearsal procedure, actor preparation, performance skills and auditioning.

 Prerequisite  

None

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 44

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0


Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Academic Elective  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

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

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Explore and develop a personal sense of acting.
  2. Improve actor-to-actor and actor-to-audience interaction.
  3. Improve performance skills including preperation for performance and the use of audience dynamics.
  4. Improve rehearsal technique.
  5. Improve auditioning technique.
  6. Explore 'style' as it applies to specific acting problems, leading each student toward an awareness of their own personal acting style.
  7. Improve discipline, concentration, and imagination.
  8. Improve physical and vocal range of the student actor.

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. Physical and vocal expressiveness as applies to scripted material from various cultures.
  2. Use of costume in characterization.
  3. The art of performance and relating to an audience.
  4. Rehearsal procedure.
  5. Techniques for preparing for a performance.
  6. Advanced acting theory.
  7. Acting styles of the 'modern era'.