2018-2019 Catalog

THEA 310 Acting 2

By looking carefully at the psychology of performance we introduce our acting students to an alternative to Stanislavski-based acting systems or methods. Students develop an understanding of impulse desire and action in everyday life along with an understanding of the heightened consciousness of artists at play. In the process they learn how to act with increased freedom and to create characters with genuine psychological complexity while developing a technique equally adaptable to theater and film. Over a semester students in the class follow a path from improvisation through play with language to develop roles from Chekhov and various classical and contemporary playwrights.

Permission of instructor required. Enrollment in this course may be based on an audition/interview process.


4 units


THEA 110 and THEA 210

Core Requirements Met

  • Fine Arts