Dec 09, 2023  
2021-2022 Catalog 
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DRMA 156 - Improvisation 3

Credits: 5
Offers students of all experience levels the opportunity to learn improvisational skills to supplement and enhance acting technique. Students who have taken DRMA 155  act as games facilitators and referees. Students actively participate in theatre games relying heavily on the technique of Viola Spolin, Paull Sills and others.

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

  1. Demonstrate advanced skills in improvisation by applying those skills to scenario and game development.
  2. Demonstrate leadership skills by assisting with conceptual exercises.
  3. Demonstrate creativity and fairness by participating as a referee in improvisational games.
  4. Demonstrate camaraderie by setting an example of team work while encouraging newer students to fully participate.

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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