Fall 2016

The Craft of Speaking I: Vocal Freedom

Listed in: Theater and Dance, as THDA-125H

Formerly listed as: THDA-32H


Ron Bashford (Section 01)


A beginning studio course in the development of voice for speaking. Students develop range and tone through regular physical exercises in relaxation, breathing technique, placement, and presence. Individual attention focuses on helping each student develop the physical, mental, and emotional self-awareness needed for expressive vocal production. Practice is oriented toward acting for the stage, but students with a primary interest in public speaking, teaching, or improved interpersonal communication will find this course valuable. A modicum of reading and written reflection is required.  Three class meetings per week.

Admission with consent of the instructor. Limited to 28 students from among those who attend the first class meeting, admitted based on class year and major.  Fall semester.  Professor Bashford.

If Overenrolled: A rolling waiting list will be used through the add/drop period, along with major and class year.


Artistic Practice, Attention to Speaking, Community Based Learning, Fine Arts for Non-majors


2022-23: Offered in Fall 2022
Other years: Offered in Fall 2010, Fall 2011, Fall 2012, Fall 2014, Fall 2015, Fall 2016, Fall 2018, Fall 2019, Fall 2022, Fall 2023