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THA310 Acting for the Camera

This course is an introduction to adapting acting techniques specifically for the camera. Students will read the text and will participate in discussions comparing acting techniques for stage and screen, working on a role, tools needed for camera work, the machinery of film and tape, and film/tape careers. A hands-on approach of on-camera exercises will accompany discussions. Students will be responsible for participation in class discussions, performances of two monologues and two duet scenes, written character analyses and scores for each monologue and scene, a vocabulary exam, a paper critiquing the acting styles and techniques of each theatre department production of the semester and various films / television programs as assigned, and keeping a journal.

Credit Hours: 3

Prerequisites: THA255

Academic Catalog 15-16