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2021-2022 College Catalog 
2021-2022 College Catalog
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THE 104 - Voice and Movement for the Actor

3 Credits, 4 Contact Hours
2 lecture periods 2 lab periods

Principles and practice of voice and movement skills for the actor. Includes phonetics, physical isolation and awareness exercises, development and practice of stage dialects, and physicalization of characters.

Information: May be taken two times for a maximum of six credit hours. If this course is repeated, see a financial aid or Veteran’s Affairs advisor to determine funding eligibility as appropriate.

Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Demonstrate improvement in the following physical and vocal impediments: fear, tension, faulty habitual diction patterns, and inhibitions.
  2. Develop an inventory of physical and vocal warm-ups.
  3. Demonstrate an inventory of vocal and physical problem areas.
  4. Perform basic stage movement practices.
  5. Utilize voice and gesture as a direct extension of emotion.
  6. Demonstrate skills in developing dialects.
  7. Practice skills in physical phrasing and gesture.

  1. Personalized Vocal Inventory Based on Early Class Presentation
  2. Vocal and Physical Relaxation Exercises
  3. Breathing Exercises
  4. Resonance Exercises
  5. Articulation Exercises
  6. Psychological Gesture
  7. Formal Movement Techniques for Realism
  8. Stage Combat and Safety Procedures
  9. Psychological Posture Profiles and Accompanying Gesture
  10. Character Tempos and Rhythms
  11. Introduction to International Phonetic Alphabet
  12. Introduction to Rehearsal Pantomime (Use of Space)
  13. Reading Assignments
  14. Viewing and Critiquing of Two Performances
  15. Review of Vocal and Physical Warm-Ups
  16. Review of IPA
  17. Introduction to Dialects: Use of Various Texts
  18. Introduction to Pronunciation Dictionaries
  19. Application of at Least One Dialect
  20. Physical Gesture and Movement to Define Character
  21. Application of Images to Free the Voice

Effective Term:
Spring 2017

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