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2021-2022 College Catalog 
2021-2022 College Catalog
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THE 250 - Acting: Audition for Theater

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

Acting: Auditioning for Theater Theory and practice of creating sustained character portrayals through the performance of a series of monologues chosen from a broad spectrum of both classical and contemporary theatrical literature. Includes auditioning basics and resume fundamentals, prepared audition scenes in plays, and library and Internet research skills. Also includes contemporary monologue basics and performance, commercial auditioning, prepared audition scenes in film and television, Shakespeare monologue basics, auditioning, and performance of classical monologues.

Prerequisite(s): THE 149  

Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Demonstrate the ability to use research tools, library skills and Internet database research sites to acquire audition materials.
  2. Analyze and execute material of each audition piece in terms of structure, beats, intention, and physical score of action.
  3. Demonstrate skill in auditioning to include presentation of monologues (classical and contemporary), prepared sides, cold reads, and commercial scripts.
  4. Construct a proper actor’s resume and headshot.

  1. Introductions, Auditioning Basics, and Resume Fundamentals
  2. Presentation of Prepared Audition Scenes (Plays)
  3. Library and Internet Research Skills to Find a Monologue  
  4. Contemporary Monologue Basics
  5. Commercial Auditioning
  1. Cold reading
  2. Acting for the camera
    1. Performance of Contemporary Monologues
    2. Prepared Audition Scenes
  1. Film
  2. Television
    1. Shakespeare Monologue Basics
    2. Basics of Auditioning for Bachelors of Fine Arts (BFA) Programs
    3. Performance of Classical Monologues
    4. Back to Back Performance of Both Monologues (Real World Audition Model)

Effective Term:
Fall 2016

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