DRMA 124 : Acting I

Acting I is an introduction to craft: the balance of external technique and internal elements in order to create a flexible but consistent process that can be used to create believable characters in a variety of settings. The class is a combination of theory and practice. Students are exposed to major post-Stanislavkian acting theories that are applied in scene and partner work. This class will include students from multiple sections. (P,H)

Course Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate the following aspects of the craft of acting: relaxation/breathing techniques, visualization, given circumstances, objectives, scene analysis, and improvisation.
  2. Analyze scenes from plays.
  3. Demonstrate creativity and critical reflection throughout the process of acting.
  4. Apply a working vocabulary of theatre terms.
  5. Memorize lines in a timely manner.
  6. Demonstrate relaxation and energizing methods from warm-ups to rehearsal.
  7. Demonstrate and apply outer and inner concentration techniques in rehearsal.
  8. Apply imaginative techniques to a variety of acting scripts and rehearsal situations.
  9. Apply sensory perception as an acting tool.
  10. Create and apply the concept of "intention" to the planning and rehearsal of scenes.