Introduction to Acting

THE 110

Art,Design,MUS,THE & COMM

Credits: 3

A practical introduction to the actor's technique and performance skills, this course aspires to nurture a supportive and stimulating environment in which students can explore and practice the elements and disciplines necessary to begin formal training as an actor. The focus in this course will be on physical and vocal exercises and improvisation, as well as basic text and character analysis. By utilizing these tools, cultivating powers of observation, and stressing and applying the actor's goal to define the specific intention rendered by the most effective action, we will methodically work toward the mapping of the character's journey through the text. This course offers methods geared to help students get the most out of themselves and disciplines required to train their "acting instruments" (body and voice) to be more responsive, so that they possess a wider range of communications skills. The goal of the course is to introduce the student-actor to the technique necessary to master the basic discipline of truthful behavior in imaginary circumstances.

We currently offer the following 2 classes in this course:

Introduction to Acting

Section: THE110 - 01

CRN: 80605

Type: Lecture

Instructor: Stephen G. Balantzian

Term: Fall 2014

Fees: Technology Fee $65


Required Textbook

Class Schedule

Dates: 08/25/2014 - 12/17/2014
Days: Tues, Thurs
Time: 01:10 pm - 02:30 pm
Location: VAN 137

Introduction to Acting

Section: THE110 - 01

CRN: 20497

Type: Lecture

Instructor: Stephen G. Balantzian

Term: Spring 2015

Fees: Technology Fee $65


Class Schedule

Dates: 01/20/2015 - 05/15/2015
Days: Tues, Thurs
Time: 11:40 am - 01:00 pm
Location: VAN 137