Skagit Valley College

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 Course Title:   Acting III

 Title Abbreviation:   ACTING III

 Department:    DRMA

 Course #:    135

 Credits:    5

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    5

 CIP:    500501

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2021

 Course Description  

Using scenes from modern dramatic literature (1850-present), this course will focus on polishing characterization and script analysis skills, with additional emphasis on rehearsal procedure, actor preparation, performance skills and auditioning.


Prerequisite: DRMA 133 or DRMA 134 with a "C" or higher.

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 Elective  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

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Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Explore and develop a personal sense of acting.
  2. Improve actor-to-actor and actor-to-audience interaction.
  3. Improve performance skills including preperation for performance and the use of audience dynamics.
  4. Improve rehearsal technique.
  5. Improve auditioning technique.
  6. Explore 'style' as it applies to specific acting problems, leading each student toward an awareness of their own personal acting style.
  7. Improve discipline, concentration, and imagination.
  8. Improve physical and vocal range of the student actor.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

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

Course Contents

  1. Physical and vocal expressiveness as applies to scripted material from various cultures.
  2. Use of costume in characterization.
  3. The art of performance and relating to an audience.
  4. Rehearsal procedure.
  5. Techniques for preparing for a performance.
  6. Advanced acting theory.
  7. Acting styles of the 'modern era'.