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Spring 2020 Catalog 
Spring 2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

DT 109 - Acting for the Screen

Credit Hours: 3

The purpose of this class is to explore the unique and complex nature of acting in front of a camera. The differences in screen acting versus stage/theatrical acting will be evaluated. Additionally, the question of how actors tell coherent stories given the challenges of the film-making process will be explored. Students will learn the technique of acting on camera by performing scenes from class-created screenplays while being videotaped.

Course Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • work cooperatively in a group setting;
  • select and manage a cast for a screen production;
  • write a script/treatment for a short film;
  • perform on camera under a variety of circumstances including on location; and
  • present short video for critique by classmates.

S/P (C)