Course Description:This course explores the use of creativity and imagination, engaging the actor in a wide variety of improvisational theatre games. The course examines the basic physical and mental resources of the performer and enables the individual to achieve greater self-confidence, poise and freedom of expression.
TPP 2110 or consent of instructor.
Building X, Office: X221
Required textbooks/ course materials:
Improvisation for the Theater. 3rd Edition. Viola Spolin. UCP. USBN:9780810140080.
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 Objectives||Discipline-Specific |
|Develop a physical and intellectual vocabulary in improvisation techniques||H1, H2, Th1, Th2, Th4||Behavioral Observation, Homework, Quizzes, Tests, Projects, Skills Demonstration, Skills Performance, Teacher Observation|
|Analyze dramatic texts, genres, and theatre history as it relates to stage presence and theatrical performance||H1, H2, H3, H4, Th1, Th2, Th3, Th4|
|Perform at an appropriately skilled level in ensemble building exercises, scenes and final projects||H1, H2, H3, Th1, Th2, Th3, Th4|
|Show proficiency in accepting and incorporating constructive criticism into your own performances.||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:
- Assigned readings of text, plays, and outside sources
- Class lecture, notes, handouts, and practicum.
- Quizzes, exams, and practical assessments.
- Attendance at Fine Art production including student productions
- Attendance of one (1) event (play or musical) produced by organizations other than Chipola.
College-wide policies and resources
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