Theatre

Course details for summer 2015 will be available on December 15. The courses below were offered in summer 2014 and can serve as a guide to what is typically offered.

College of Fine Arts

Acting & Performance 1

CFA TH 120

Summer Session 1: Focuses on awareness of the human body as an expressive instrument. The approach to acting begins with preparation exercises that connect the actor's body and mind and then introduces tools for creating character and playing the action of dramatic scenes. Through exercises and improvisations, students increase awareness, strengthen the ability to speak and listen, and practice recognizing and experiencing moment-to-moment acting. The course develops the actor's imagination and creativity towards truthful, authentic, expressive, spontaneous "serious" play as well as practical aspects of acting with a scene partner, and as the member of an acting ensemble. 4 cr.

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Acting & Performance 1

CFA TH 120

Summer Session 2: Explores techniques to hone the imagination through improvisations, play, and imagination. Students learn to clarify dramatic action, understand given circumstances, and notice sensory perceptions through physical, vocal, and emotional exercises. Students work with monologues and scenes to develop believable actions in performance. The core to learning acting is generosity, simplicity, specificity, and focus. 4 cr.

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