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Course Description

Schoolcraft is excited to offer traditional credit face-to-face, hybrid, online, and remote classes for Fall 2020 while providing students a safe experience based on recent COVID-19 concerns.

Please see the COVID-19 web page to learn more. Keep checking the schedule for additions on our New, Added, and Late Starting Courses web page.

Theatre - THEA 210

Acting 1 - Theory and Elements

3 Credit Hours
3 Lecture Hours

Course Description

An introduction into the theories of acting. Students study the role of voice, body movement and character development as it relates to acting. In addition, students are introduced to modern drama and productions.


(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

  • None.

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Explain the role of actors in a modern drama performance.
  • Differentiate acting requirements for live and recorded performances.
  • Determine elements of an effective actor.
  • Compare theories of acting.
  • Compare and contrast theories in characterization development.
  • Analyze a performance.
  • Translate terminology used in performances.
  • Explain how actors control the vocal instrument.
  • Explain the role of discipline in acting.

Course Schedule

 CourseSectionCourse TitleLocationCredit HoursInstructorsSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusFeeDays-Time-Room

Fall; 2020; THEATRE; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 08/31/2020

 210142205Acting 1 Theory ElRMT3Beer P19/24/0Open$12.00M  01:00 PM-03:54 PM WEBWEB
 210142252Acting 1 Theory ElRMT3Beer P21/24/0Open$12.00M  06:00 PM-08:54 PM WEBWEB

Winter; 2021; THEATRE; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 01/11/2021

 210112205Acting 1 Theory ElHYBMC3Beer P7/12/0Open$12.00M  01:00 PM-02:26 PM WEBWEB
W  01:00 PM-02:26 PM LA500

Key: Day of the Week

  • T = Tuesday
  • R = Thursday
  • S = Saturday
  • X = Sunday