BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

THTR-110 - Introduction to Acting - 3.00 Credits

THTR-110 - Introduction to Acting - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
This course will provide students with a basic examination of acting techniques and performance skills. Areas of focus will include: improvisational exercises; the integration of the voice and body; the goal of freeing the imagination; character development through self-exploration and concentration; monologue development and script work; the development of a rehearsal process; the elementary study of scene structure in contemporary Aboriginal works; and the study of the flow and shape of drama. Modern Aboriginal works will be employed as the basis of exploratory exercises, thereby ensuring Aboriginal focus to the course content.
Part of the:
  • UNIVERSITY TRANSFER Department
  • Prerequisites : ENGL 060, ENGL 12 and/or English 12 First Peoples.
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Masters Degree
    Office Hours: 1.5 per week
    Contact Hours: 45
    Student Evaluation
    Procedure:
    Assignments 50-70%, Final 30-50%, total 100%. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to:

  • explain the various stage areas;
  • explain why the stage areas are the way they are;
  • demonstrate performance skills like memorization, clear vocalization, and the use of body language as a tool;
  • demonstrate improvisational development of scene work;
  • explain the value of self-exploration for the development of character(s);
  • demonstrate the ability to access their own emotions;
  • demonstrate, describe and lead an exercise in concentration;
  • demonstrate rudimentary skills in play and script analysis; and,
  • demonstrate confidence in presentation skills.
  • Text and Materials:
  • Benedetti, Robert. The Actor in You. Current Edition. Glenview, Illinois. Pearson Education Inc.
  • Hayden-Taylor, Drew. Only Drunks and Children Tell the Truth. Current Edition. Vancouver, BC. Talon Books Limited.
  • Various handouts by Instructor.
  • Other Resources:
    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
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