THR 151 - Basic Acting

Course Description

An introduction to acting technique and craftsmanship, this course emphasizes theory and practice in modern realistic theater. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours

4

Contact Hours

4

Lecture Hours

4

Recommended Prerequisites or Skills Competencies

General knowledge of the performance arts and the media. College level reading and writing skills are assumed.

General Education Outcomes supported by this course

Communications - Direct

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge:
  • Show the ability to communicate clearly the message of a scene (monologues or dialogues) to an audience through movement, oral interpretation and characterization.
Application:
  • Demonstrate the ability to bring characters to life for performances.
Integration:
  • Demonstrate competence in a specialty are through knowledge and skills.
  • Use course knowledge to analyze quality of viewed performances.
Human Dimension:
  • Collaborate with a partner, work in small groups, and work with the whole class in constructive ways to solve acting problems.
  • Analyze self and peer performances in constructive and accurate language.
Caring - Civic Learning:
  • Be sensitive and express interest as an audience member.
Learning How to Learn:
  • Adapt effectively and harmoniously in a collaborative work environment.
  • Recognize how to problem solve.
  • Measure effective time management skills.