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2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

DT 100 - Fundamentals of Acting

Credit Hours: 3

A lecture and workshop course in the fundamentals of acting: concentration, imagination, voice and movement techniques. Scene study, character development, physical and psychological theories will be studied during the semester with an emphasis on performance.

Fulfills SUNY General Education – The Arts.

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

  • understand an actor’s responsibilities and relationships with other actors, sharing scenes, picking up cues and maintaining focus;
  • perform in a long scene from major plays or one act plays involving mime, conflict, and emotional response;
  • follow stage directions, show proper stage movement techniques including motivation, appropriate posture and walk for characters, gesture and stage business, body position and facial expression;
  • demonstrate good diction, correct pronunciation, proper phrasing and use of pauses, appropriate rate, pitch, quality, force, and projection in the development of a character; and
  • develop a role into a distinct, convincing personality, maintaining character, projecting emotions with proper restraint and maintaining the illusion of the first time.

F/S (C, N)