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. Stylistic play structure
  2. Historical periods
  3. Stylistic theatrical production and design
  4. Stylistic acting
Core Course Learning Objectives (Separated)
  1. Identify the styles of stage speech commonly associated with the various time periods and types of theatres under consideration.
  2. Analyze the styles of movement commonly associated with the various time periods and types of theatres under consideration.
  3. Identify the styles of characterization commonly associated with the various time periods and types of theatres under consideration.
  4. Identify stylistic influences in a contemporary play to be chosen by instructor.
  5. Apply various advanced physicalization techniques to character creation.
  6. Organize and prepare a theatrical scene representative of the theatrical styles under consideration.
  7. Identify the major ideological stylistic influences for Western theatre.*
  8. Write character analyses using techniques other than those of Stanislavski.*
  9. Apply various concentration and relaxation exercises to acting styles under consideration.*

Assessment and Requirements

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

Credit for Prior College-Level Learning

Options for Credit for Prior College-Level Learning
Other
Other Details

Determined by department.

Approval Dates

Effective Term
Fall 2015
ILT Approval Date
04/20/2015
Curriculum Committee Approval Date
05/04/2015