TH-122/222: Actors’ Workshop I & II

Course Information

Course, prefix, number, & title: TH-122/222 Actors’ Workshop I & II

Hours (Class, recitation, Laboratory, studio): 2 class hours, 3 laboratory hours

Credits: 3

Pre-requisites (if any): Audition or Permission of the Department.

Co-requisites (if any): None

Course Description in college catalog:

In this actor’s laboratory, students act in one or more plays for public performance under the guidance of a faculty director. A weekly production lecture concerns use of stage, props, diction, movement, styles and other pertinent issues. The history of the play, its author and its era are also covered. Hours to be arranged depending on rehearsal and performance schedules.

Academic programs for which this course serves as a requirement or an elective:

A.S. Theatre, (Concentration: Acting) Elective

A.S. Theatre, (Concentration: Technical Theatre) Elective

General Education Outcomes: Below is a listing of General Education Outcome(s) that this course supports.

  1. Communicate effectively in various forms

  2. Use analytical reasoning to identify issues or problems and evaluate evidence in order to make informed decisions

Course-specific student learning outcomes:

a. Expand and deepen their physical and vocal expression for the stage.

b. Advance in perceptual skills.

c. Listen effectively and be able to respond spontaneously to stimuli.

d. Integrate class exercises and prepare for performances using a personal warm-up.

e. Be present on stage with a centered, neutral instrument.

f. Remain focused, sustaining concentration throughout rehearsals and performances.

g. Distinguish their role in the physical environment of the stage.

h. Combine physical action with psychological motivation.

i. Comfortably apply the methods of emotional recall, sense memory and personalization in performance.

j. Support the articulation of character through movement and sound.

k. Utilize appropriate vocabulary in speaking and writing about the stage environment and the actor's process.

l. Research the era, cultural milieu, style, and language of their characters.

m. Analyze text and integrate analysis into performance.

n. Perform in a lead role in a production before the public.

o. Incorporate critiques into performance.

Program-specific outcomes

I. Engage in the creation and execution of works of theatre.

II. Analyze plays perceptively.

Concentration-specific outcomes: Acting

A. Act (i.e., to project one’s self believably in word and action into imaginary circumstances, evoked through improvisation or text).

B. Employ the body and voice as an instrument for communication.

C. Practice a technique for analyzing the tasks required in the performance of dramatic material.

Supplemental Information

Required attire

Clothing that allows for a full range of movement for the work; no hats, heels, or jewelry.

Methods by which student learning will be assessed and evaluated; describe the types of methods to be employed; note whether certain methods are required for all sections:

High & low stakes performance
High & low stakes writing
High & low stakes testing

Academic Integrity policy (department or College):
Academic honesty is expected of all students. Any violation of academic integrity is taken extremely seriously. All assignments and projects must be the original work of the student or teammates. Plagiarism will not be tolerated. Any questions regarding academic integrity should be brought to the attention of the instructor. The following is the Queensborough Community College Policy on Academic Integrity: "It is the official policy of the College that all acts or attempted acts that are violations of Academic Integrity be reported to the Office of Student Affairs. At the faculty member's discretion and with the concurrence of the student or students involved, some cases though reported to the Office of Student Affairs may be resolved within the confines of the course and department. The instructor has the authority to adjust the offender's grade as deemed appropriate, including assigning an F to the assignment or exercise or, in more serious cases, an F to the student for the entire course." Read the University's policy on Academic Integrity opens in a new window(PDF).

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