TPP1100

Acting Fundamentals

Course Code: TPP1100

Credit Hours: 3

Effective beginning: Fall 2020

 

Course Description:
An introduction to the requirements of acting in plays. The focus will be placed equally upon script analysis and developing the technical skills necessary to perform comfortably on a stage. This course is designed for a non-theatre major and focuses on the development of the student as an aware, educated member of the theatre. The final grade will not be based upon talent.

Course Details

Instructors:

Raines Carr
Building X, Office:  X221
carrR@chipola.edu

 

Required textbooks/ course materials:

No text required.

 

Assignment/course outline:

See your Instructor First Day Handout for individual instructor assignment schedule.

 

Discipline-level learning outcomes:

College-Level Competency: Interpret, evaluate, and appreciate works of human culture

H-1      Compare works of the humanities (art, philosophy, architecture, literature, film, theatre and/or music) in various cultures or literary movements

H-2      Analyze artistic expressions (art, philosophy, architecture, literature, film, theatre and/or music)

H-3      Communicate informed responses to works of the humanities (art, philosophy, architecture, literature, film, theatre and/or music)

H-4      Explain thematic connections among works of the humanities (art, philosophy, architecture, literature, film, theatre and/or music)

 

Theatre Studies Competency: Interpret, evaluate, and appreciate dramatic texts, the methods by which dramatic texts are realized in production, and engage in the collaborative communication and processes of theatre production.

Th-1:   Identify aspects of the theatrical production process including performance, directing, design, technical production, marketing, and management.

Th-2:   Analyze dramatic texts and theatrical productions.

Th-3:   Apply performance and/or production practices through work on various theatrical productions.

Th-4:   Demonstrate knowledge of the history, literature, theories, and skills needed for advanced study or a career in theatre arts and entertainment industry.

 

Course-level Student Learning ObjectivesDiscipline-Specific 
Learning Outcomes
Assessment Methods
Analyze dramatic texts, genres, and theatre history as it relates to stage presence and theatrical performance H1, H2, H3, H4, Th1, Th2, Th4 Behavioral Observation, Homework, Quizzes, Tests, Projects, Skills Demonstration, Skills Performance
Perform at an appropriately skilled level in ensemble building exercises, scenes and final projects, which may include participation in plays H1, H2, H3, Th1, Th2, Th3, Th4  
Show proficiency in accepting and incorporating constructive criticism into your own performances. Th1, Th3, Th4  
Conduct a personal warm-up that consists of physical and vocal exercises for your ongoing development and for use before performance situations Th1, Th3, Th4  

 

  1. Assigned readings of text, plays, and outside sources
  2. Class lecture, notes, handouts, and practicum.
  3. Quizzes, exams, and practical assessments.
  4. Attendance at Fine Art production including student productions
  5. Attendance of one (1) event (play or musical) produced by organizations other than Chipola.

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