Skagit Valley College

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 Course Title:   Acting: Voice Expression

 Title Abbreviation:   ACTING: Voice Expression

 Department:    DRMA

 Course #:    133

 Credits:    5

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    5

 CIP:    500501

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2021

 Course Description  

A study of the fundamental theory and practice of realistic acting with a focus on the vocal instrument of the actor. Basic acting theory will be discussed and practiced.


Prerequisite: None.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 55

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Academic Humanities  

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. After completing this course students will be able to:
    • Use their body and voice to create a character for the stage.
    • Work with others in a creative and non-judgemental fashion regardless of gender, age, or ethnicity.
    • Analyze a written text for important ideas and apply those ideas in class.
    • Analyze a dramatic script and create a character based on the analysis.
  2. After completing this course students will understand:
    • That acting is based in human behavior regardless of gender, age or ethnicity.
    • The non-judgemental nature of the art of acting.
    • The inter-relationship of discipline and creativity.
    • That acting is a communication art.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

Course Contents

  1. Through physical and vocal exercises students will explore the function of the body and voice and discover their expressive possibilities.
  2. Through class projects, exercises and scesne, students will learn to work with each other in an open, creative and non-judgmental atmosphere.
  3. Students will explore acting theory through seminar discussion and written assignments.
  4. Students will present prepared scenes in class and learn how to provide constructive criticisim.