THEA-232: Acting II

School
Liberal Arts
Department
Performing Arts
Academic Level
Undergraduate
Course Subject
Theatre
Course Number
232
Course Title
Acting II
Credit Hours
3.00
Instructor Contact Hours Per Semester
47.00 (for 15-week classes)
Student Contact Hours Per Semester
47.00 (for 15-week classes)
Grading Method
A-E
Pre-requisites
ENG-093 and/or ENG-081 eligible
Catalog Course Description

Explores various acting styles that may include Greek, Medieval, Renaissance, French Classical, American Melodrama, Farce, Musical Theater, Artaudian Theatre, and other appropriate styles.

Goals, Topics, and Objectives

Core Course Topics
  1. Historical periods

    Identify the styles of characterization commonly associated with the various time periods and types of theatres under consideration.

  2. Stylistic theatrical production and design

    Identify stylistic influences in a contemporary play to be chosen by the instructor. Identify the major ideological stylistic influences for Western theatre.

  3. Stylistic acting

    Identify the styles of stage speech commonly associated with the various time periods and types of theatres under consideration.
    Analyze the styles of movement commonly associated with the various time periods and types of theatres under consideration.
    Apply various advanced physicalization techniques to character creation.
    Organize and prepare a theatrical scene representative of the theatrical styles under consideration.
    Write character analyses using techniques other than those of Stanislavski.
    Apply various concentration and relaxation exercise to acting styles under consideration.

Assessment and Requirements

Assessment of Academic Achievement
  1. Objective tests
  2. Quizzes
  3. Scenes

Outcomes

Satisfies Wellness Requirement
No

Approval Dates

Effective Term
Fall 2020
ILT Approval Date
04/12/2019
AALC Approval Date
04/17/2019
Curriculum Committee Approval Date
05/13/2019