Skagit Valley College

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 Course Title:   Acting: Physical Expression

 Title Abbreviation:   ACTING:Physical Expressn

 Department:    DRMA

 Course #:    134

 Credits:    5

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    5

 CIP:    500501

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2021

 Course Description  

A study of realistic acting with a focus on making the body expressive through character creation, script analysis and rehearsal technique.


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. Analyze a script from the perspective of realistic acting.
  2. Plan and execute an extended period of rehearsal.
  3. Analyze a character regardless of gender, age, or ethnicity.
  4. Analyze a written text to build a character and apply through scene work and performance.
  5. Prepare a detailed character study.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

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

Course Contents

  1. Students will present scenes from contemporary dramatic literature that will be supported by written analysis and evaluated utilizing instructor feedback, peer review, scene partner critique and self assessment.
  2. Using critical thinking skills, students will analyze scripts and present the results of that analysis through written assignments and seminar discussions.
  3. Students will explore and analyze the techniques of realistic acting through in class exercises and projects.