A first college-level course in the fundamentals of acting, with an emphasis on the connections between dramatic action and character. Students learn how to analyze dramatic texts and bring them to life through a collaborative process, and by using body, voice and imagination. Classwork includes regular exercises designed to develop acting craft. Homework includes memorization, regular rehearsals and relevant reading, alongside practical research and short writing in various modes. Assignments progress toward realizing performed scenes. In addition to two two-hour class meetings per week, students participate in the equivalent of a two-hour per week laboratory experience coordinated with the department’s production season.
Limited to 20 students. Eight seats reserved for first-year students. Fall semester. Professor Bashford. Spring semester. The Department.
How to handle overenrollment: Roster managed for balance of class years and interests; preference to majors, first-years and sophomores
Students who enroll in this course will likely encounter and be expected to engage in the following intellectual skills, modes of learning, and assessment: This course will involve regular attendance and class participation, class discussion, reading, viewing and writing assignments, group work outside of class, rehearsal or other artistic assignments, as well as physical or vocal performance work and/or visual, aural, and physical analysis as applicable. Attendance at performances outside of class may also be required.
This course enrollment will be capped at about 20 students. Since spots are reserved for first-year students, if you are trying to pre-register for the course, you may have difficulty in the first round. For the second round of pre-registration and first-year registration, the course will be changed to "instructor permission" but permission decisions will not be made until the add/drop period in the fall, depending on how many first year and other students ultimately end up taking the course. If you are interested, please DO request permission on AC DATA, and DO show up for the first day of class. A group of 20 will be chosen from among those who attend the first day of class. In the meantime, you may need to register for an alternative course.