Prior Learning Assessment Course Subjects

Acting

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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 skills 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. 
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 actor's 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 today's 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.

 
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.

 
Comedy Improvisation Workshop   (THA-232)   3.00 s.h.  
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Study of acting in comedy situations through guided improvisation. 
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.

 
Drama Performance IV   (THA-231)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Appearance in major production. Continued further emphasis on preparatory work on the play's character and upon the performance.

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

  • Demonstrate knowledge of non-realistic scripts such as expressionism and absurdism, and the ability to analyze these scripts;
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the special kinds of acting problems in these scripts and the ability to solve these problems;
  • Demonstrate knowledge of how the acting profession works, including the role that agents and Actors Equity play;
  • Demonstrate growth through a personal theory of acting.

 
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. 
Musical 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 theater as an important American art form.
  • Demonstrate the history behind the musical, noting specific examples through the 20th century of well-known musicals.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of costume, makeup, and stage design.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of both instrumental and vocal performance in a musical.

 
Drama Performance I   (THA-131)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Appearance in major production. Emphasis on preparatory work on the play's character and upon the performance.

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

  • Demonstrate an understanding of acting as an art form and its place within an enlightened society;
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the basic principles of play scripts as the foundation of the actor's process;
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the actor's place within an ensemble;
  • Demonstrate the ability to perform a minor character in a single scene.

 
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. 
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