Maui Community College Course Outline 1. Alpha and Number: DRAM 222 Course Title: Beginning Acting II Credits: 3 Date of Outline: February 24, 2004 2. Course Description: Continues Beginning Acting I. Expands work on voice, movement, improvisation, and scene work. Requires performance of monologues and scenes from classic and contemporary plays. 3. Contact Hours/Type 2 hours/lecture-lab, 4. Prerequisites: DRAM 221 or consent. Corequisites: Recommended Preparation: Approved By Date 5. General Course Objective: Students will select, rehearse and present scenarios, monologues, brief scenes and structured improvisations for performance. They will work both individually and collaboratively, rehearsing various performance pieces. They will analyze and critique professional/amateur acting performances from the stage and screen. They will use Stanislavski’s “method” as a means of character preparation. 6. Student Learning Outcomes: For assessment purposes, these are linked to # 7, Recommended Course Content. On successful completion of this course, students will be able to: a. dramatize, through thorough analysis and scoring of a script, a complete characterization; b. perform, clear, well rehearsed scenes, monologues, scenarios and structured improvisations, utilizing the Stanislavski “Method”; c. demonstrate a working knowledge of the craft of acting and the requirements for a successful stage performance; d. gather information from various sources, including, scripts, texts, videos and other electronic media; use it to formulate, create and present complete characterizations; e. work collaboratively on projects, presentations and performances, both written and oral; f. analyze individual scripts and identify given circumstances according to the Stanislavski “Method”. 7. Recommended Course Content and Approximate Time Spent on Each Topic: Linked to #6. Student Learning Outcomes. 2-3 weeks: Discussion/overview of the Stanislavski “Method” (b) 1-2 weeks: Selection, rehearsal, performance of Classical monologue (a, b, e) 1-2 weeks: Selection, rehearsal, performance of contemporary monologue (a, b, e) 2-3 weeks: Classical scene study utilizing Stanislavski “Method” (a, b, f) 2-3 weeks: Contemporary scene study utilizing Stanislavski “Method” (a, b, f) 1-2 weeks: Participation in organized improvisations (b, e) 1-2 weeks: Performance of final dramatic audition pieces (a, b, e, f) 8. Text and Materials, Reference Materials, Auxiliary Materials and Content: Appropriate text(s) and materials will be chosen at the time the course is offered form those currently available in the field. Examples include: Text: Acting Onstage and Off by Robert Barton The Actor Prepares by Constantin Stanislavski Materials: Articles Scripts Audition pieces Handouts Other relevant materials provided by the instructor Others: Videotapes Audiotapes Guest speakers Field trips to local theatres Internet sites 9. Recommended Course Requirements and Evaluation: Specific course requirements are at the discretion of the instructor at the time the course is being offered. Suggested requirements might include, but are not limited to: 20-30% Monologue performances 25-35% Scene performances 20-25% Homework assignments 10-20% Quizzes 20-30% Attendance & participation 10. Methods of Instruction: Instructional methods vary with instructors; thus instructional methods will be at the discretion of the instructor teaching the course. Techniques may include, but are not limited to, the following: a. b. c. d. e. f. g. h. instructor lectures; guest lecturers; class discussions; video presentations/computer presentations; video performances/live performances; student performances, individual and group; student presentations, individual and group; service learning, collaborative learning and experiential learning.