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Course Syllabus

Course: THEA 1033

Division: Fine Arts, Comm, and New Media
Department: Theater Arts
Title: Acting I

Semester Approved: Summer 2017
Five-Year Review Semester: Summer 2022
End Semester: Summer 2023

Catalog Description: This course is an introduction to terminology, improvisation, script analysis and interpretation, body movement, vocal production, acting techniques, and ensemble acting.

General Education Requirements: Fine Arts (FA)
Semesters Offered: Fall
Credit/Time Requirement: Credit: 3; Lecture: 3; Lab: 3

Prerequisites: none

Corequisites: none


Justification: This course satisfies a lower-division core requirement for undergraduate theatre performance majors with equivalent courses at all four-year institutions in Utah and elsewhere. It fills a major requirement for theatre arts majors, meets the theoretical and performance content expectations for FA experiential General Education courses and otherwise satisfies elective credit criteria. Courses to be designated as a Fine Arts (FA) General Education experience are expected to provide students with an understanding of the basic conceptual frameworks, historical and cultural contexts of artistic works, and be instilled with a sensibility of the creative process. Assessment will occur through the student's ability to critically evaluate creative works using the language and methodology appropriate to the disciplines of dance, music, theater, and/or the visual arts.Theatre is the art and craft of play production. It includes the study of dramatic literature and theory, theatre history, acting, set design, lighting design, costume design and film. In addition to the scholarly exploration of these subjects, the theatre program emphasizes the practical application of knowledge gained and skills learned through annual performances before live audiences.Theatre also explores the historical, cultural and social milieu that produced significant works of dramatic literature.


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Maximum Class Size: 24
Optimum Class Size: 20