Course Content and Outcomes Guides (CCOG)

Course Content and Outcomes Guide for TA 241 Effective Fall 2019

Course Number:
TA 241
Course Title:
Intermediate Acting Technique
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Special Fee:

Course Description

Concentrate on in-depth study of the skills introduced in first year acting. One-act plays will be assigned as projects. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

The student will:  

  • Choose roles 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 as required  
  • Demonstrate understanding of the preparation of a role  

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Assessment may include:  

  • Scene performance and critique  
  • Character biography  
  • In-class activities  
  • Quizzes over text  
  • Play critique  
  • Short assignment performances  

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)


  • Appropriate use of relaxation and concentration  
  • Analysis of script in preparation of a role  
  • Physical and vocal work as applicable to style  
  • Critical analysis  
  • Team work  


1.0  BODY WORK  

  • Create and practice relaxation/energizing exercises  
  • Use meditation, yoga, focus exercises to enhance relaxation/delivery  
  • Practice movement exercises as related to acting style


  • Memorize assigned/chosen scenes  
  • Develop blocking for scenes  
  • Rehearse with partner in preparation for performance  
  • Practice cold reading techniques  


  • Use the voice with projection and articulation  
  • Display blocking choices consistent with the script  
  • Demonstrate the partnership aspects of a scene (give-and-take)  
  • Accept criticism and praise  


  • Demonstrate a physical and vocal warm-up routine  
  • Apply projection and articulation techniques in a scene  
  • Determine necessary vigorous physical activity and apply rehearsal techniques


  • Apply understanding of various styles of acting by scene work  
  • Perform with clarity classical choices  
  • Analyze roles with attention to physical and vocal demands