Drama Department is a new endeavor that aims to grow a community of performers into genuine actors. Our teaching grows out of our wide-ranging research interests as we provide a supportive and high-quality environment for learning.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:
This course will cover the essential skills to read, write and talk in English, for non-native speakers.
This course is focused on the understanding of acting basics, as well as training to cultivate the internal qualities necessary for an actor/actress. Qualities such as imagination, emotion, response and observation are emphasized as a foundation for a more substantial character creation.
During this course, students learn to interact with their audience through studying a specific work of theatre. They learn how to move and perform on the stage and create a realistic image of their character.
Students will be taught the techniques necessary to correctly pronounce and project using their whole body as a tool.
Students will be given certain subjects on which to improvise and create their own situation. The class includes physical elements and well as spoken and non-verbal signals.
This course will teach students how to be in touch with their own bodies through warming up and various exercises.
In this course, students practice their musical skills, such as singing/ear training etc., and also practice scenes from musicals to make a presentation.
Students learn how to approach the integration of acting and singing together with the use of lyrics as dramatic text and musical dynamics to highlight emotional changes.
Play Reading examines the major tragedies, comedies, and historical plays as a way to analyze their literary, theatre historical, performance historical, and social historical contexts.
Fieldwork for Research
Students visit different venues, to study their workings and history. Through this interaction students will learn how other professionals create their art.
Students will learn the skills necessary to make their own theatrical performance. This includes directing, technical skills, and strong team play and leadership qualities.
In this course, students practice writing based on objective observation and analysis of things. Students are given weekly assignments which will be discussed in class and dissected by teachers.
Stage, Light, Sound Design
The course focuses on cultivating expressive skills as a light/scene designer. Students will learn how to interpret the text into lighting and stage background and how to employ relevant techniques.
In this course, students will observe and then make an analysis of a chosen play/performance. Active participation and criticism in the group discussion will be encouraged.
This course teaches students to create a true image of the character they play using make-up techniques and tools.
This course aims at expanding acting ability, through understanding and practicing various theatre forms and different acting styles. Students will show their ability to perform on stage to a live audience, using their creativity and imagination.