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2021-2022 Catalog 
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DRMA 151 - Acting Fundamentals

Credits: 5
Presents basic approaches to acting suitable for all levels of experience including the beginning actor. Students actively participate in theatre games, storytelling, short monologues and simple scene work.

Satisfies Requirement: Humanities/Fine Arts/English

Course Outcomes:
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate proficiency in the fundamentals of acting by preparing 2 scenes, with a partner, to be performed in class.
  2. Gain memorization skills by committing to memory 2 roles.
  3. Demonstrate very basic analytical skills by completing 2 GOTE sheets, identifying Goal, Obstacle, Tactics and Expectations.
  4. Exercise responsibility to the rehearsal process by attending class regularly, being available to their scene partners and submitting all analysis and performing on the prescribed performance dates.

Program Outcomes
  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of historical genres and styles beyond current trends in Performing Arts.
  2. Demonstrate responsibility by one or more of the following: attendance, assignment completion, final project or performance completion.

College-wide Outcomes
  • Critical Thinking - Critical thinking finds expression in all disciplines and everyday life. It is characterized by an ability to reflect upon thinking patterns, including the role of emotions on thoughts, and to rigorously assess the quality of thought through its work products. Critical thinkers routinely evaluate thinking processes and alter them, as necessary, to facilitate an improvement in their thinking and potentially foster certain dispositions or intellectual traits over time.
  • Written Communication - Written Communication encompasses all the abilities necessary for effective expression of thoughts, feelings, and ideas in written form.

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