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THE205 - Audition Techniques

Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Explores the audition process. Prepares students to choose appropriate material for the individual actor. Reviews and continues the exploration of a variety of acting styles (Stanislavski, Method, Meisner). Teaches resume writing techniques, how to select a photographer and appropriate pictures, and interviewing skills for working with producers and directors. Works on the audition process: breaking a monologue into objectives and beats and performing several monologues in an array of genres. Prerequisites: THE103, THE203, and instructor approval

Lecture: 1 hrs.

Lab: 2 hrs.

Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):
Upon successful completion of this course as documented through writing, objective testing, case studies, laboratory practice, and/or classroom discussion, the student will be able to:

1. Demonstrate knowledge of resume writing by submitting a professional-quality resume highlighting
their theatrical skills, education, and experience.
2. Memorize and perform a dramatic monologue two minutes in length.
3. Memorize and perform a comedic monologue two minutes in length.
4. Memorize and perform a classic monologue (Shakespeare or Greek) two minutes in length.
5. Demonstrate knowledge of an audition journal/notebook by submitting an audition journal/notebook
containing feedback from each class and submitting, in writing, the audition pieces worked on in class.
6. Write a complete character analysis for each monologue memorized.
7. Perform three monologues of the instructor's choice.*
8. Perform an audition in front of the camera.

* This course objective has been identified as a student learning outcome that must be formally assessed as part of the College's Comprehensive Assessment Plan. All faculty teaching this course must collect the required data and submit the required analysis and documentation at the conclusion of the semester to the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment.

Content Outline:
1. Choose appropriate monologues
2. Break a script into beats and objectives
3. Resume writing
4. Choose a photographer and appropriate pictures
5. Perform monologues in the following genres: modern comedy and drama, Shakespeare, classical dramatic comedy, and musical theatre
6. Know several styles of acting (Stanislavski, Method, Meisner)
7. Use the actor's tools (voice, acting, movement) appropriately
8. Perform an on-camera audition

Effective Term: Spring 2011