This is the first of a two-course sequence in which the student will focus on the development of the body and voice as the performer’s instruments in acting. Emphasis is placed on improvisation, acting exercises, and characterizations in scenes and/or monologues.
In this course, students will focus on performance techniques used in musical theatre. Emphasis is placed on the development of character through song, vocal and movement techniques, and song/scene work. Upon completing this course, students will be able to effectively perform the roles of characters in musical theatre productions.
This is a beginning course in the effective and healthy use of the vocal instrument for performance. It is designed to approach both the physical and mental processes of vocal production and includes the following: learning a physical/vocal warm-up, dialect reduction, articulation, class performance and written exams.