May 23, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog
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DRMA 154 - Improvisation 1

Credits: 5
Offers students of all experience levels the opportunity to learn improvisational skills to supplement and enhance acting technique. Students actively participate in theatre games relying heavily on the technique of Viola Spolin, Paul Sills and others.

Satisfies Requirement: Humanities/Fine Arts/English
Course Outcomes:
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate introductory skills in improvisation by applying those skills to character development.
  2. Demonstrate thematic problem solving through theatre games and exercises.
  3. Demonstrate in-the-moment creativity by staying alert during games and assessing the changes needed for character development as the story progresses.
  4. Demonstrate good habits of social interaction and cooperation by working with others to create on the spot games and scenarios.

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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