May 23, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog
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DRMA 153 - Acting-Text Analysis

Credits: 5
Offers the opportunity for students of varying abilities in acting to approach a role through text analysis, identifying moments, beats and units and applying Actions to those components. Students are assigned monologues and scenes to rehearse and perform concurrently with the text analysis.

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 4 scenes, with a partner, to be performed in class.
  2. Gain memorization skills by committing to memory 4 roles.
  3. Demonstrate advanced analytical skills by identifying and labeling Super-Objective, Units, Beats and Moments.
  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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