Acting I

Course Code: TPP2110

Credit Hours: 3

Effective beginning: 2021-22


Course Description:
Study of the acting process as an individual and group creative process, including basic acting techniques, preparation, improvisation, role-playing, text analysis, and character. Emphasis is placed on foundation work in vocal production, physicality and blocking, character development, ensemble and individual scene work, and script and character analysis. The course includes a rehearsal/performance lab. (12 contact hours required)

Course Details


Raines Carr
Building X, Office:  X221


Required textbooks/ course materials:

An Actor’s Work. 8th Edition. Konstantin Stanislavski.  Taylor & Francis.  ISBN: 9781138688384.


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 learning outcomes:

Course-level Student Learning ObjectivesDiscipline-Specific 
Learning Outcomes
Assessment Methods
Define a physical and intellectual vocabulary in acting techniques H1, H2, Th1, Th2, Th4 Behavioral Observation, Homework, Quizzes, Tests, Projects, Skills Demonstration, Skills Performance, Cumulative Final
Analyze dramatic texts, genres, and theatre history as it relates to stage presence and theatrical performance H1, H2, H3, H4, Th1, Th2, Th4  
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  
Employ the skills and demeanor essential for effective participation through the rehearsal and performance processes Th1, Th3, Th4  


Means of accomplishing learning outcomes:

  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 event (play or musical) produced by organizations other than Chipola.


College-wide policies and resources

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