Skagit Valley College

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 Course Title:   Advanced Acting

 Title Abbreviation:   ADVANCED ACTING

 Department:    DRMA

 Course #:    235

 Credits:    5

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    5.5

 CIP:    500501

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2021

 Course Description  

A scene study class for the experienced actor.


Prerequisite: DRMA 135 with a "D" or higher or instructor permission.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 44

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. Analyze a play for performance as an actor
  2. Understand the relationship between form and content in acting
  3. Develop a consistent, coherent and disciplined rehearsal process
  4. Understand how to apply the techniques and ideas of Stanisavski to non-realistic works
  5. Communicate more clearly and creatively with the body and voice

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

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

Course Contents

  1. The course will focus on the work of three or four modern authors. Plays will be read and discussed. Scene from the plays will be analyzed, rehearsed and performed. Major areas of study include:
    • Physical and vocal styles
    • Non-naturalistic approaches to staging
    • Symbolic uses of the body, voice, costumes, props and space
    • The use of metaphors and images
    • The character as dramatic persona