- Basic Course Description for DRAM 2336 Voice for the Theater:
Application of the performer's use of the voice as a creative instrument of effective
communication. Encourages an awareness of the need for vocal proficiency and employs techniques designed to improve the performer's speaking abilities.
- Prerequisites: NONE
- Student Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course, students will:
- Analyze scripts from the viewpoint of the speaking actor.
- Analyze, develop, and perform a character focusing on vocal interpretation.
- Demonstrate effective and safe use of the voice and body.
- Define and discuss terms and concepts using the vocabulary of theater.
- Perform at an appropriately skilled level in ensemble building exercises, scenes and final projects, which may include participation in plays.
- Major Course Requirements:
- Performance Quizzes: Students will perform before the class and submit written character and text and vocal analysis.
- Midterm and Final: The midterm and final are 5 paragraph essays discussing Stanislavski’s acting method in relation to vocal performances.
- Homework: Students will learn lines, create characters, and write evaluations and assessments outside of class.
- Books and other Course Materials:
- Audition Michael Shurtleff
- Acting, Richard Boleslavsky
- The Stanislavski System, Sonia Moore
- Other Policies: Please refer to the WTC Course Catalog for the following:
- Campus Calendar
- Final Exam schedule
- How to drop a class
- Withdrawal information
- Student Conduct/Academic Integrity
- Students with disabilities
- Departmental policy regarding late/make up work: No late or makeup work will be accepted.
- Acting I Schedule:
||Audition, text analysis, monologue performance, and vocal analysis
||Acting, monologue performance, and vocal analysis analysis
||Midterm, Monologue, performance, and vocal analysis
||Stanislvski System, scene performance and vocal analysis
||Writing about Theatre and Drama, scene performance, and vocal analysis
||Final, scene performance, and vocal analysis
August 18, 2015