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					                     PROPOSAL - CHANGE IN COURSE
                 Name of course being            Basic Acting One    THET 141
                            changed:

                 What change is being            Delete the course
                             proposed?
                                                 Change the course name
             Please select your choice(s)
                   [by typing an X in the        Change the course number
                                box (es)].       Change the course description
                                             X   Change the pre-requisites or co-requisites
                                                 Change the course content substantially
                                                 Other:
              Explanation of proposed            Currently there is an “Introduction to Acting” course being submitted
                               change            to C&I that will have no pre-requisites. Having a new course for
                                                 students who are not yet English 121 ready as an option will allow
                                                 the Theatre area to add a pre-requisite to Basic Acting One. Most
COURSE




                                                 institutions in Maryland have a similar pre-requisite for Basic Acting
                                                 One.
                    Why is this change           [a] Basic Acting One currently requires a level of reading and
                              needed?            literature analysis that has proven very difficult for students who are
                                                 not at an English 121 ready level. However, for this course to be
                                                 equivalent to Acting One courses at four year transfer schools, the
                                                 reading and analysis skills cannot be lowered. Putting an English
                                                 121 ready pre-requisite on this particular course should raise
                                                 student success rates and keep the course on an academic level
                                                 commensurate with other schools.
                                                 [b] Deleted Fine Arts Night requirement as that event is no longer
                                                 held.
                                                 [c] Deleted personnel phone numbers for production support
                                                 volunteering as these are no longer valid
                   What effect will this         Currently, there are usually 10 sections of Basic Acting One offered
                 change have on other                      each semester. With the added pre-requisite for Basic
             courses, transfer patterns,                   Acting One and a new Introduction to Acting Course being
                     and/or programs?                      offered, we will split these ten sections into 4 sections of
                                                           Introduction to Acting and 6 sections of Basic Acting One.

                                                  This change should enhance the transferability of Basic Acting
                                                        One for theatre majors transferring to four year schools.
                  Date of this proposal:         11/25/08
SUBMISSION




                          Submitted by:          Kasi Campbell

                             Division(s):        Arts and Humanities Division




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                                                                                                        OLD
                                        COURSE OUTLINE

                                                 THET-141
                                                Basic Acting I
                                               3 Semester Hours
                                         Humanities Core Course

                         HOWARD COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Description

This course will include a brief survey of theatre concepts and terminology. The student will develop acting
skills and techniques including oral communication, improvisation and stage movement. The student will
participate in brief dramatic presentations. (3 hours weekly)

Statement on General Education and Liberal Learning

A liberal education prepares students to lead ethical, productive, and creative lives and to understand how the
pursuit of lifelong learning and critical thinking fosters good citizenship. General education courses form the
core of a liberal education within the higher education curriculum and provide a coherent intellectual experience
for all students by introducing the fundamental concepts and methods of inquiry in the areas of mathematics, the
physical and natural sciences, the social sciences, the arts and the humanities, and composition. This course is
part of the general education core experience at Howard Community College.

Overall Courses Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

 1.    Recall important acting terms and concepts.
 2.    Discuss the role of the actor as it relates to other theatre artists.
 3.    Analyze characters from dramatic literature for performance.
 4.    Memorize short cuttings from dramatic literature.
 5.    Perform short cuttings from dramatic literature in front of an audience with confidence.
 6.    Explain basic acting theories.
 7.    Take direction and adjust his/her performance accordingly.
 8.    Develop an understanding and an appreciation of the actor's art.
 9.    Explain the steps necessary to bring a script to the stage from the actor's point of view.
10.    Critically evaluate an actor's performance.
11.    Develop an awareness of theatrical excellence and an interest in experiencing theatre more fully.

Major Topics

 I.    Introduction
       A. Theatre Terminology
       B. Theatre Personnel
            1. Artists
            2. Technical Staff
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             3. Administrative Personnel
II.    Physical Techniques
       A. Body Awareness
             1. Body positions
             2. Stage movement
       B. Pantomime
       C. Vocal Awareness
III.   The Creative Process
       A. Sensitivity
             1.        Concentration
             2.        Observation
             3.        Inner World of the Actor
             4.        Outer World of the Play
       B. Imagination
             1.        Improvisation                5.      Action
             2.        Emotional Recall             6.      Imagery
             3.        Interpretation               7.      Subtext
             4.        Conflict
IV.    The Craft of Acting
       A.      Character Analysis
       B.      Script Analysis
       C.      Performance Process
V.     Critical Analysis

Course Requirements

Grading/exams: Grading Procedures will be determined by individual faculty members but will
include:
       The student will attend two live theatre productions at Howard Community College during the semester
       and submit a critique with emphasis on one dramatic performance in each of the two productions.

       The student will participate in one production support activity during the semester. This activity could
       include theatre ushering, concession serving, box office assisting or backstage technical work. The
       support activity must be arranged with Sue Kramer (964- 4940) for front of house work or Sean Pringle
       (992-4862) for backstage work.

       The student will attend an HCC Fine Arts Night.

       The student will do assigned readings and exercises in the required text.

       Students will be graded on the quality and quantity of work done. The experience level of the individual
       will be taken into consideration. The instructor will be looking for improvement at any level.

       There will be a midterm and final performance.

       Attendance in class is required.

Other course information

This course is a Fine Arts and Humanities core course.
This course is a Fine Arts, Humanities and an Arts and Sciences elective.
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                                                                                                           NEW
                                        COURSE OUTLINE
                                                 THET-141
                                                Basic Acting I
                                               3 Semester Hours
                                         Humanities Core Course

                         HOWARD COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Description

This course will include a brief survey of theatre concepts and terminology. The student will develop acting
skills and techniques including oral communication, improvisation and stage movement. The student will
participate in brief dramatic presentations. Prerequisite: Eligible to enroll in ENGL-121. (3 hours weekly)

Statement on General Education and Liberal Learning

A liberal education prepares students to lead ethical, productive, and creative lives and to understand how the
pursuit of lifelong learning and critical thinking fosters good citizenship. General education courses form the
core of a liberal education within the higher education curriculum and provide a coherent intellectual experience
for all students by introducing the fundamental concepts and methods of inquiry in the areas of mathematics, the
physical and natural sciences, the social sciences, the arts and the humanities, and composition. This course is
part of the general education core experience at Howard Community College.

Overall Courses Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

 1.    Recall important acting terms and concepts.
 2.    Discuss the role of the actor as it relates to other theatre artists.
 3.    Analyze characters from dramatic literature for performance.
 4.    Memorize short cuttings from dramatic literature.
 5.    Perform short cuttings from dramatic literature in front of an audience with confidence.
 6.    Explain basic acting theories.
 7.    Take direction and adjust his/her performance accordingly.
 8.    Develop an understanding and an appreciation of the actor's art.
 9.    Explain the steps necessary to bring a script to the stage from the actor's point of view.
10.    Critically evaluate an actor's performance.
11.    Develop an awareness of theatrical excellence and an interest in experiencing theatre more fully.

Major Topics

 I.    Introduction
       A. Theatre Terminology
       B. Theatre Personnel
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             1. Artists
             2. Technical Staff
             3. Administrative Personnel
II.    Physical Techniques
       A. Body Awareness
             1. Body positions
             2. Stage movement
       B. Pantomime
       C. Vocal Awareness
III.   The Creative Process
       A. Sensitivity
             1.        Concentration
             2.        Observation
             3.        Inner World of the Actor
             4.        Outer World of the Play
       B. Imagination
             1.        Improvisation                5.      Action
             2.        Emotional Recall             6.      Imagery
             3.        Interpretation               7.      Subtext
             4.        Conflict
IV.    The Craft of Acting
       A.      Character Analysis
       B.      Script Analysis
       C.      Performance Process
V.     Critical Analysis

Course Requirements

Grading/exams: Grading Procedures will be determined by individual faculty members but will
include:
       The student will attend two live theatre productions at Howard Community College during the semester
       and submit a critique with emphasis on one dramatic performance in each of the two productions.

       The student will participate in one production support activity during the semester. This activity could
       include theatre ushering, concession serving, box office assisting or backstage technical work

       The student will do assigned readings and exercises in the required text.

       Students will be graded on the quality and quantity of work done. The experience level of the individual
       will be taken into consideration. The instructor will be looking for improvement at any level.

       There will be a midterm and final performance.

       Attendance in class is required.

Other course information

This course is a Fine Arts and Humanities core course.
This course is a Fine Arts, Humanities and an Arts and Sciences elective.


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