Prior Learning Assessment Course Subjects

Acting

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Acting I   (THA-120)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
The student will be able to demonstrate how exercises, improvisations and fundamental scriptural analysis foster the actors physical and emotional growth in realizing a character for the stage. The student will also be able to demonstrate basic knowledge of acting theories currently used by professional actors.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Use physical, vocal and emotional exercises to build strength, flexibility and spontaneity of characterization as evidenced in an audio-visual recording.
  • Examine an act from a modern realistic play through the application of text scoring and basic scriptural analysis.
  • Define the fundamental principles of acting methods commonly used by todays professional actors, such as Konstantin Stanislavsky, Uta Hagen and Mikhail Chekhov.
  • Describe a personal theory of acting as well as an overall approach to solving the acting problem.
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Comedy Improvisation Workshop   (THA-232)   3.00 s.h.  
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Study of acting in comedy situations through guided improvisation. 
Acting VI   (THA-321)   3.00 s.h.  
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This course is designed to continue the study and development of the acting technique established in Acting I-V and to train actors to transfer these skils to the medium of television. Students will rehearse scenes taken from a wide variety of materials and commit them to videotape. They will learn how to make appropriate acting choices when playing in front of the camera and to deal with the problems faced by the actor in most TV/film production situations. 
Music Theater   (MUS-315)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Practical experience in musical and technical aspects of a major operative production and an additional music performance: vocal performance, acting, costuming, makeup, publicity, stage craft and orchestral accompaniment.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of how music/songs are integrated into the book of a unified musical production;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of "the approach to a song" including acting a song, characterization, and creating the emotional connection of a character;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the evolution of musical theatre as an important American art form.
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Acting II   (THA-124)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Extension of the actor's self into characterization; learning to physicalize (or externalize) the psychological elements and characters so that they are projected to an audience. Script analysis, in which the student develops the discipline of using clues in the script to fulfill the author's intentions. Work on scenes, applying the foregoing techniques.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Justify physical, vocal and emotional exercises in the building of strength, flexibility, and spontaneity of characterization;
  • Apply scriptural analysis and text scoring beyond he introductory level by analyzing a scene or act from a non realistic play, such as absurdism or expressionism;
  • Define the fundamental principles of acting methods commonly used by modern professional acting theorists, such as Konstantin Stanislavsky, Uta Hagen and Mikhail Chekhov, and, using one character in a script, clearly demonstrate the application of theory to practice;
  • Articulate a personal theory of acting above the fundamental level.
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Children's Theater   (THA-200)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
The theories, procedures, and skills involved in producing creative formal theatre with and for children; playwriting, directing, acting, stagecraft, and organizing dramatic programs, staging of several productions for audiences.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the fundamental differences between scripts for children and scripts for adult audiences;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the basic differences between acting in scripts for children and acting in scripts for adult audiences;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the basic differences between set, costumes, and makeup design in scripts for children and set, costume, and makeup design in scripts for adult audiences.
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Musical Theater I   (THA-301)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
An intensive and highly focused course in how to act a song.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the history of American musical theatre;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how music/songs are integrated into the book of a unified musical production;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of "the approach to a song" including acting a song, characterization, and creating the emotional connection of a character;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of performance techniques that make the musical author's voice come alive through a seamless transition between the spoken word and when a song begins.
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Advanced Structural Concepts I   (ARH-361)   3.00 s.h.  
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Conceptual studies of the behavior of structures under load and the analysis of forces acting on these structures. Building frames, trusses, long spans, prestressed and precast members. Use of models. 
Acting as a Business   (THA-224)   3.00 s.h.  
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Designed for actors to learn how to manage their careers and lives in order to survive as artists, independently and economically. Different aspects and angles of approaching the acting business, how to break into it, sustain oneself in it, support oneself financially in and out of it, and the various tools that are needed to to start and maintain oneself as an independent business. Several sessions are devoted to on camera work, helping the actor to increase self-awareness, adjust and utilize the tools, technique and experience he or she already has for commercials and interviews. 
Play Direction I   (THA-381)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
The work of a director including selection of a play for production; problem of style, interpretation, execution, and the director's approach to the actor.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Choose an appropriate script depending on location, venue, budget, and acting level;
  • Differentiate the various styles of play scripts and the inherent production problems of each;
  • Differentiate the director's approach to play analysis as opposed to the actor's or designer's;
  • Prepare a rehearsal schedule anticipating blocking, working and technical rehearsals;
  • Block a full act from a modern realistic play.
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