Skagit Valley College

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 Course Title:   Directing II: Scene Study

 Title Abbreviation:   DIRECTING II SCENE STUDY

 Department:    DRMA

 Course #:    234

 Credits:    4

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    4.5

 CIP:    500501

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2021

 Course Description  

A scene study class for advanced directors. Student directors will work with student actors in rehearsing and staging of scenes from different types of dramatic literature.


Prerequisite: DRMA 233 with a "D" or higher or previous directing experience and instructor permission.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 33

Lab: 22

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. Students will learn to plan and execute an effective rehearsal process.
  2. Students will learn to develop a staging concept in both theoretical and practical terms and be able to communicate that concept to a group of actors.
  3. Students will learn to assist actors in the creation of a character.
  4. Students will learn to solve both staging and personnel problems in a creative and postitive fashion.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

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

Course Contents

  1. Traditional and contemporary methods for working with actors in rehearsal.
  2. Methodical approaches to the rehearsal process.
  3. The use of space, movement, objects and furniture to convey an artistic message.
  4. Problem solving techniques.