COMT203 Acting II (formerly COMT111)

Department of The Arts: Performance Arts

I. Course Number and Title
COMT203 Acting II (formerly COMT111)
II. Number of Credits
3 credits
III. Number of Instructional Minutes
IV. Prerequisites
V. Other Pertinent Information
VI. Catalog Course Description
Students will continue to train in expressing emotional believability, character analysis, motivated blocking, conflict resolution, and related activities, through dramatic action in both written and improvised scenes and/ or monologues.
VII. Required Course Content and Direction
  1. Course Learning Goals

    Students will be able to

    1. demonstrate a family and community atmosphere in an ensemble, teamwork approach and respect each others' individuality in a supportive environment;
    2. demonstrate communication skills, including listening, observing, and managing conflict;
    3. express believable and understandable emotion;
    4. prepare and deliver a more professional and creative performance in front of a live audience;
    5. recognize and evaluate positive and negative aspects of a performance; and
    6. apply advanced acting technique to performance.
  2. Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities

    1. Acting theory on believability, technique, and expression
    2. Script analysis and interpretation
    3. Monologue and scene work
    4. Understanding conflict and behavior
    5. Audition techniques and practice
    6. Researching plays
    7. Attendance of at least one live theatre production
  3. Assessment Methods for Course Learning Goals

    1. Discussion and/or quizzes on textbook readings or handouts from class
    2. Self and peer evaluation based on video recordings of monologues and/or scenes
    3. Attendance and critique of live theater production
    4. Participation in class activities and projects
    5. Monologue and scene analysis and performance
  4. Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Student:

    1. See course syllabus
    2. Handouts
    3. College and community play productions
    4. Guest lectures
    5. Workshops

Review/Approval Date - 3/07; Revised 11/09; New Core 8/2015