Course Abstract Details

THTR-136, Voice for the Actor

Credits: 3

Course Description

THTR-136, Voice for the Actor, is a required course for Theatre Performance students, which introduces students to vocal training for the stage through the varying techniques of vocal production and structuring. The course will include introduction to basic vocal anatomy, Linklater centering and release work, introduction to the International Phonetic Alphabet, dialect work, and monologue performance. Prerequisite: THTR-110 or permission of the program coordinator. Three hours lecture each week. Three credits. Three billable hours.

Course Objectives and Grading Information

COURSE OBJECTIVES: Students will be able to?  

1. Identify various approaches to vocal work. (GE 5, PG 2) 

2. Apply techniques for relaxation to help the body communicate more freely. (GE 5, PG 3) 

3. Utilize through the use of one?s senses, natural vibrations that facility the voice. (GE 5, PG 3) 

4. Develop vocal resonance. (GE 5, PG 3) 

5. Utilize ones full vocal range. (GE 5, PG 3) 

6. Recognize how to protect and care for ones vocal instrument. (PG 3) 

7. Employ techniques for achieving greater facility with articulators that shape sound. (GE 5, PG 3) 

8. Apply knowledge of articulators through physical actions of consonants and vowels. (GE 5, PG 3) 

9. Demonstrate a basic understanding of vocal anatomy and the International Phonetics Alphabet (IPA). (PG 3) 

10. Apply learned vocal skills for performance, both natural and dialectical voices. (GE 5, PG 3)

Learning Goals

The abbreviations in parentheses represent Learning Goals which have been identified for this course and program of study:

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