B CUSP 197
Develops skills in a variety of studio arts in order to enhance student ability as a performer, arts creator, educator, or in applied areas of creativity. Offered: AWSp.
In this Acting Class, students will participate in team theatre games, improvisation, and other exercises to promote public speaking skills, character development and expand creativity. The class will include introduction to basic/intermediate theatre terminology, dramatic literature format, and information about the business of show business and other information depending on the beginning skill level of the class as a whole. Each student will present a prepared monologue (or scene) for their final exam. The class is appropriate for students considering the performing arts, teaching, or for anyone wishing to build their public presentation and speaking skills. Class attendance will be vital to the learning process. Contact Jo Lacher at 425-352-3807 if you have questions. We will be using the text, "Respect for Acting", by Uta Hagan, for the class.
Student learning goals
At the end of this course, students will be able to: More confidently speak in public
Understand basic theatrical terminology and conventions
Explore and understand character development
Understand the differences between Dramatic and other types of literature
Select material for presentation that is a good fit for their abilities
Collaborate with others in a creative setting
General method of instruction
This is a highly participatory class and much of the classwork will be collaborative in nature. There will be some lecture and some outside reading. Attendance of local theatrical performances is encouraged, but not required.
Students need a desire to collaborate and tap into their creative side.
Class assignments and grading
Some outside reading and short writing projects are typical for the class.
Class participation, submission of short assignments, several quizzes, a midterm presentation and a final presentation.