May 23, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog
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DRMA 157 - Audition Techniques for Stage and Film

Credits: 5
Provides students with the skill set to succeed in auditions for stage, film, and TV using scripts from those different media. Students are given instruction on proper and expected behavior when auditioning, choosing audition material, and effective techniques in contacting and maintaining relationships with industry professionals. Parts of the class are recorded allowing students to see their own work and make useful corrections.

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

  1. Select appropriate audition material for him/herself in classical, contemporary, comedic and dramatic styles.
  2. Demonstrate the appropriate audition technique for theatre in front of the class, and follow audition techniques for film by being filmed on camera.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to maintain contacts with theatre and film industry professionals by making written or telephonic contact with casting directors or producers.
  4. Demonstrate proper auditioning behavior by auditioning for industry professionals within a classroom setting.

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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