College of Fine Arts

Acting & Performance 1

CFA TH 120

Focuses on awareness of the human body and voice as expressive instruments. 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. Tuition: $2560

Summer 2 (July 5-August 11)