Performance
Concentration


This area is designed for the serious student of acting and directing with professional aspirations. Solid grounding in the fundamentals of performance analysis and basic training of the actor’s instrument are complemented by a rigorous, sequential instruction in the various facets of the actor’s craft.

At its core, the Performance Concentration is a blend of Modern and Classical actor training using a Stanislavski-grounded approach balanced with techniques for understanding texts written two hundred years before “motivation” and “characterization” entered the critical vocabulary. Rounding out the curriculum is specialized study in vocal production and movement technique. Matriculation in this program expresses a profound commitment to a rigorous intellectual, physical and emotional investigation of the discipline of performance over a two-year period. Professional development is enhanced with ongoing student progress reviews, support and advising from Performance Concentration faculty.


Concentration Requirements

Required Core Course:

THR 301 - Advanced Study in Voice - Credits: 3
THR 310 - Acting II - Credits: 3

One Course from:

THR 320 - Performance Studio - Credits: 3
THR 321 - Acting Shakespeare - Credits: 3
THR 340 - Advanced Studies in Directing - Credits: 3
THR 410 - Acting for the Camera - Credits: 3
THR 420 - Advanced Performance Studio - Credits: 3

One Course from:

THR 304 - Advanced Movement for Actors - Credits: 3
THR 305 - Stage Combat - Credits: 3
THR 365 - Characterization - Credits: 3
THR 405 - Advanced Stage Combat - Credits: 3
THR 421 - One-Person Show - Credits: 3




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