2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
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2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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DRMA 260 Acting for Stage and Digital Film I (5 credits)

Distribution Area Fulfilled Humanities with Performance; General Transfer Elective
Formerly THTR 260

Course Description
Introduction to the methods employed in acting for the contemporary stage and digital film.

Student Outcomes
Upon satisfactory completion of this course, students should be able to:
1.Employ stage movement and pantomime consistently to express thoughts, feelings, and actions.
2.Improvise a situation using emotional and sensory recall.
3.Develop and practice effective voice and diction to express thoughts and feelings for stage and digital film.
4.Define and give examples of theatrical and digital film conventions (time, setting, fourth wall, visual elements).
5.Analyze a character from a script, describing physical, intellectual, emotional, and social dimensions.
6.Portray believable characters when applying acting concepts, skills and techniques for stage and digital film.
7.Describe and analyze the interdependence of all theatrical elements.
8.Demonstrate safe use of the voice and body.
9.Improvise, write, and perform monologues, scenes, and vignettes to convey intended meaning to the audience for stage and digital film.
10.Examine historical and cultural influences on theatre and analyze the roles of live theatre, film, television, and electronic media in American Society.
11.Use appropriate theatre vocabulary to apply the concepts of evaluation.
12.Describe career and vocational opportunities in theatre and describe the training, skills, self-discipline and artistic discipline needed to pursue them.

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