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Student Learning Outcomes

Course Name: Principles of Acting I
Course Number: THTR 11
Course Objectives:
  • Students will know basic theater terminology, and apply same in practicums.
  • Students will feel a greater level of self-confidence in communicating situations involving public presentation.
  • Students will demonstrate ability to apply basic knowledge in any theatrical situation.
  • Students who complete THTR 11 will be able to analyze acting in theatrical performances.
  • Students will be able to read a script and identify a character's given circumstances.
  • Students will be able to apply learned performance techniques to any rehearsal environment.
  • Understand the role of theater as both a way of communicating ideas and as a medium for entertainment.
  • Analyze plays to prepare a role for performance.
  • Synthesize plays and roles by expressing their feelings and discoveries.
  • Apply work habits that emphasize meeting deadlines, working with others, and giving structure and form to the craft of acting.
  • Develop and utilize effective vocal and physical communication techniques.
  • Develop analytical skills and listening techniques in order to critique a performance.
  • Students will be able to read a script and identify the character given circumstances.
  • Students will be able to meet the basic rehearsal criteria (memorization, character analysis, line call) without coaching.
  • Students will attend a live theater performance and be able to critically analyze the performances without using value judgments.