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. Minimum Number of Instructional Minutes Per Semester
2250 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. Learning Goals:

    1. Course Learning Goals

    2. 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.

    3. Core Learning Goals (if applicable)

    4. Not applicable
  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 Core Learning Goals:

    1. 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

    2. Assessment Methods for Core Learning Goals (if applicable)

    3. Not applicable
  4. Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Students:

    1. See course format
    2. Handouts
    3. College and community play productions
    4. Guest lectures
    5. Workshops
VIII. Teaching Methods Employed
Section VIII is not being used in new and revised syllabi as of 12/10/08.

Review/Approval Date - 3/07; Revised 11/09