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2022-2023 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

THE 210 - Screen Acting

2 Credits, 3 Contact Hours
1 lecture period 2 lab periods

Introduction to film and television acting techniques. Includes special technical aspects of acting before a camera, performance preparation, and conduct of performance.

Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Explain special technical skills aspects of acting before a camera.
  2. Score screen text through use of beats, tactics, obstacles and discoveries.
  3. Demonstrate improvisational skills and techniques for the camera.
  4. Discuss concentration, relaxation and focus skills paramount for effective screen acting.
  5. Identify and exhibit the vernacular of screen acting terminology.
  6. Develop and discuss an individualized process for role analysis.
  7. Explain the tools and skills needed to walk on a film set and produce.

  1. Special Technical Aspects of Acting Before a Camera
    1. Focus and concentration skills
    2. Effective movement
  2. Performance Preparation
    1. Monologue text for video tape critique and analysis
    2. Text scoring analysis
    3. Using tapes for personal exploration and self-analysis
  3. Conduct of Performance
    1. Using two camera set-up for scene video taping
    2. Applications of long/medium shot/close-up techniques
    3. Text scoring analysis
    4. Using tapes for enhanced acting development