PERFORMING ARTS

PERF-450
Rotating Topics in Theatre (1-3)

Course Level: Undergraduate

Topics vary by section, may be repeated for credit with different topic. Designed for advanced undergraduate students who wish to continue theatre studies. Emphasis on approaches to performance material and preparation techniques for improvisation, acting for the camera, the business of acting, advanced acting styles, children's theatre, theatre for children and youth, creative dramatics, Shakespeare, musical theatre, directing methodologies, auditioning and monologue preparation, and other selected topics. Meets with PERF-650. Usually offered every term. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

PERF-450
001
PERFORMING ARTS
FALL 2015

Course Level: Undergraduate

Rotating Topics in Theatre (1-3)

The Business of Acting

All actors are small business owners. This course prepares students to enter the marketplace as a working actor. The course offers valuable strategies for creating a successful, fulfilling career as an actor. Students create a business plan, and discuss such concepts as branding and networking, as well as examining how to get an agent, cover letters, resumes, headshots, and marketing strategies. Guest speakers share their insights and strategies with the students regularly throughout the semester.