The Art of Acting: Integrity, Eloquence, Empathy

Fall 2019
Olympia
Evening
Freshman - Senior
Class Size: 25
6 8 Credits per quarter
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Studying acting helps you learn who you are and teaches you to “lead from the middle” in collaborative groups. It also helps you develop eloquence, integrity, empathy, imagination, flexibility, discipline, logic, skills in research and critical analysis, and a well-trained voice and body.  This course will include intense training in voice, body, and emotional technique.  We will study the history and theory of acting styles and apply our learning to preparing short performance pieces. Our methods will include self-reflection, analysis of dramatic structure and of individual characters, rigorous vocal exercises, and scene work from great dramatic literature. Texts will include A Practical Handbook for the Actor by Bruder, Cohn, et al.; Linklater’s Freeing the Natural Voice ; and Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya.  

Students enrolled for 8 credits will also pursue, outside of class time, a disciplined physical practice of their choice, such as yoga, Tai Chi Chuan, Aikido, or another martial art.  They will document their practice and reflect on its connection to our other learning weekly writing assignments. In addition, eight-credit students will also read Benedetti's Stanislavski: an Introduction and conduct research on the historical, cultural, and literary context of Uncle Vanya.

Credit will be awarded in Acting and Voice.

Registration

Fall 2019 Registration

Course Reference Numbers

(8): 10349
(6): 10350

Academic details

Fields of Study
Preparatory For

Performing arts, leadership studies, human development, literary analysis

Credits
6
8
Maximum Enrollment
25
Class Standing
Freshman
Sophomore
Junior
Senior
Fees

$10 fee for theatre tickets

Schedule

In Person or Remote
In Person
Time Offered
Evening
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First Meeting

Com 332 - Performance Studio
Location
Olympia

Revisions

Date Revision
2019-07-03 8 credit option now available. Description updated to reflect this opportunity.
2019-04-23 New offering added for Fall