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 Course Title:   Advanced Acting

 Title Abbreviation:   ADVANCED ACTING

 Department:    DRMA

 Course #:    235

 Credits:    5

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    5.5

 CIP:    500501

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2013


 Course Description  

A scene study class for the experienced actor.

 Prerequisite  

Prerequisite: DRMA 135 or instructor permission.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 44

Lab: 22

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0


Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Academic Elective  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

Other Institution Equivalencies Table
Institution Course # Remarks
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Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Analyze a play for performance as an actor
  2. Understand the relationship between form and content in acting
  3. Develop a consistent, coherent and disciplined rehearsal process
  4. Understand how to apply the techniques and ideas of Stanisavski to non-realistic works
  5. Communicate more clearly and creatively with the body and voice

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 . . .
1.3 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.
2.3 Identify, interpret, and evaluate pertinent data and previous experience to reach conclusions.

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.
3.3 Demonstrate effective listening skills.

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.
7.3 Use knowledge of creative processes and aesthetic principles to understand humans and the world around them.
7.4 Demonstrate an understanding of the role of arts and creative expression in societies.

Course Contents

  1. The course will focus on the work of three or four modern authors. Plays will be read and discussed. Scene from the plays will be analyzed, rehearsed and performed. Major areas of study include:
    • Physical and vocal styles
    • Non-naturalistic approaches to staging
    • Symbolic uses of the body, voice, costumes, props and space
    • The use of metaphors and images
    • The character as dramatic persona