Students will understand the continuous nature of the actor’s work through review of techniques and deeper development of the body/voice instrument so as to be effective and flexible enough to meet a wide range of theatrical demands. Physiology, breath, sound, resonance, range, articulation, speech sounds, impulse, kinesthetics, gesture, action, rhythm, space, time and mask will all be investigated at a new and deeper level.
Students will apply the voice to dance improvisation to find freedom and spontaneity in the use of the vocal and physical instrument and to explore the internal/external and individual/world relationships.
Students will explore components that contribute to the development of character through:
Students will write, compile, and choreograph short dramatic pieces through which they will be encouraged to make use of the body/voice as the major instrument for individual creative expression.
Due to the fact that this is a studio course, full attendance and regular punctuality is mandatory. Therefore, the following penalties will apply: 3% of the final mark lost per class missed and .5% lost per late class.
Written Journal (10%)
Students are expected to keep a journal for the class. The journal should contain a daily account of class work, the lesson for each session, and reflections with regard to these. Special consideration will be given to “creative” journal application and the ability to find the relationship between class work and its application to acting and real life situations/experiences.
Attitude / Participation / Progress (15%)
Students are expected to approach their work in a mature and professional manner. Promptness, out-of- class preparation and consideration of others will be reflected in this mark.
Students are expected to participate fully in all aspects of the work, not only as solo and/or ensemble performers but also as constructively critical audience members whose individual observations and opinions are valuable.
Students will be assessed on an ongoing basis according to level of commitment and dedication to the process of class work and practical application of techniques and levels of awareness, as demonstrated by the ability to develop a personal warm-up regimen.
Presented and Written Work (55%)
Students will be assessed on their individual progress toward achieving course objectives and completing assignments with regard to presented work. (Presentations will be of prepared work from plays, poems, prose pieces and original work and should demonstrate awareness and employ newly developed technique.)
Final Exam (10%)
Upon completion of the course the successful student should be able to:
Textbooks and Materials to be Purchased by Students
A list of recommended textbooks and materials is provided on the Instructor’s Course Outline, which is available to students at the beginning of each semester. Example: Skinner, Edith. Speak with Distinction (audio cassette/booklet). Applause Books, 1990.
Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.
|Institution||Transfer Details||Effective Dates|
|Simon Fraser University (SFU)||SFU CA 1XX (3), Theatre Studio||2004/09/01 to -|
|Thompson Rivers University (TRU)||TRU THTR 2XX (3)||2004/09/01 to 2010/08/31|
|Thompson Rivers University (TRU)||TRU THTR 2XXX (3)||2010/09/01 to -|
|University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO)||DOUG THEA 2310 (3) & DOUG THEA 2311 (3) = UBCO THTR 2nd (6)||2017/09/01 to -|
|University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV)||UBCV THTR 2nd (3)||2004/09/01 to -|
|University of Northern BC (UNBC)||UNBC UNSP 2XX (3)||2004/09/01 to -|
|University of the Fraser Valley (UFV)||UFV THEA 1XX (3)||2004/09/01 to -|
|University of Victoria (UVIC)||UVIC THEA 2XX (1.5)||2004/09/01 to -|