Skagit Valley College

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 Course Title:   Improvisation and Game Theater

 Title Abbreviation:   IMPROV AND GAME THEATER

 Department:    DRMA

 Course #:    139

 Credits:    3

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    3

 CIP:    500501

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2021

 Course Description  

A practical course in the techniques of improvisation for the stage. Theater sports, sketch comedy and game theatre will be studied. Students should have basic acting experience.


Prerequisite: None.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 33

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Academic Elective  

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Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Work effectively and supportively with a partner or a group
  2. Physicalize images and feelings
  3. Spontaneously participate in group activities with a minimum of self-censorship.
  4. Recognize the components of an effective theatrical scene
  5. Organize thoughts and images quickly and effectively.
  6. Create an effective physical character.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

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

Course Contents

  1. the dymanics of spontenaity
  2. play and scene structure
  3. physical characterization
  4. game playing and its relationship to theatre in general and improvisation in particular
  5. theories and approaches to improvisation