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DRMA 151
Beginning Acting I


Credits: 3
Clock Hours per Quarter: 50

AA Discipline: [Humanites Performance/Fine Arts]

Lecture Hours:10    Lab Hours:40


Description
Introduction to acting techniques and beginning characterization through improvisation. Student required to furnish personal rehearsal clothes. Formerly THEA 151.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Employ an increasing range of rudimentary acting skills including the ability to create characters convincing and project one's self-believably in word and action into imaginary circumstances.
  • Demonstrate increasing creativity in outward verbal and non-verbal expression.
  • Exhibit less self-consciousness and greater self-confidence in live performance tasks.
  • Demonstrate an ability to control personal "tendencies/habits" while employing proper techniques of vocal and physical expression necessary for live performance.
  • Analyze and discuss the performances of others in objective language.
  • Develop and display a continuing respect for the differing talents and abilities of other artists/performers.
  • Apply standard terminology of the acting profession.

  • Course Topics
  • Planned exercises and improvisational games/activities
  • Acting Terminology
  • Self-Discovery (physical, vocal, mental)
  • Trust
  • Relaxation (losing Self-consciousness)
  • Concentration (remembering what we are “doing”)
  • Rediscovering “Playfulness”
  • The Infiniteness of Choices
  • Doing (objectives/intentions)
  • Need for Doing (stakes)
  • Challenges to Doing (obstacles)
  • Do it Another Way (tactics)
  • Performing a short memorized text
  • Listening and Responding to “Other”

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    DRMA 151
    Fall 2014
    0843
    Kevin Loomer
    DRMA 151
    Summer 2014
    9661
    Tim Harris
    DRMA 151
    Spring 2014
    1533
    Kevin Loomer
    DRMA 151
    Winter 2014
    1533
    Kevin Loomer
    DRMA 151
    Winter 2013
    1533
    Kevin Loomer


    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini 
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini
    X
    X
    X
    X
     
    X
    X
    X
    X
     

    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
    **
    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.