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Course Content and Outcome Guide for TA 143

Course Number:
TA 143
Course Title:
Fund of Acting Techniques
Credit Hours:
4
Lecture Hours:
40
Lecture/Lab Hours:
0
Lab Hours:
0
Special Fee:
 

Course Description

Practice skills from TA 141 and TA 142. Stresses further inquiry and use of knowledge and skills in performance. Includes audition techniques. Prerequisite: TA 141 and its prerequisite requirements. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

The student will: 
  • Choose and perform character role from dramatic literature and prepare it for performance with a partner
  • Perform scenes for the class as required by the course
  • Attend a live performance and critique it
  • Demonstrate understanding of the preparation of a role

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Assessment may include:
  1. Scene performance and critique
  2. Character biography
  3. In-class activities
  4. Quizzes over text
  5. Play critique
  6. Short assignment performances

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

THEMES:
  1. Appropriate use of relaxation and concentration
  2. Analysis of script in preparation of a role
  3. Application of classical acting style
  4. Critical analysis
  5. Team work
  6. Application of directing skills
  7. Use of performance skills to audition
SKILLS
1.0  STYLIZED ACTING SCENES
1.1  Locate classical scene (over 100 years old) 
1.2  Use appropriate movement and diction 
1.3  Interpret/critique classical character
2.0  SCRIPT/CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT
2.1  Memorize assigned/chosen scenes  
2.2  Develop blocking for scenes  
2.3  Rehearse with partner in preparation for performance  
2.4  Practice cold reading techniques   
3.0  PERFORMANCES  
3.1  Portray a developed character  
3.2  Use the voice with projection and articulation  
3.3  Display blocking choices consistent with the script  
3.4  Demonstrate the partnership aspects of a scene (give-and-take)  
3.5  Accept criticism and praise 

4.0  PHYSICAL AND VOCAL WORK

4.1 Demonstrate a physical and vocal warm-up routine 
4.2 Apply projection and articulation techniques in a scene 
4.3 Determine necessary vigorous physical activity and apply rehearsal techniques 
5.0  AUDITIONING
5.1  Develop skills to use in auditions (commercial and/or theatrical) for performances with learned criteria  
5.2  Produce a commercial/theatrical resume  
5.3  Develop audition material appropriate to event