Curriculum

You will receive undergraduate credit upon satisfactory completion of the STC. To receive full credit you must complete the entire session curriculum, including the final presentation. The credit hours typically break down as follows:

5-WEEK CORE SKILLS INTENSIVE

303 Acting Technique
(acting, audition technique, improvisation, text)
3.0 credits
313 Movement
(clowning, movement)
1.0 credit
323 Voice and Speech Dynamics
(voice, speech)
1.0 credit
  TOTAL   5.0 credits

2-WEEK SHAKESPEARE INTENSIVE

373 Classical Acting
(acting, physicalizing classical text, soliloquy, speaking classical text)
2.0 credits
  TOTAL   2.0 credits

303 Acting Technique (3.0 Credits)

Corresponds to Acting, Audition, Improvisation, and Text

Courses in this portion of the five-week curriculum focus on fundamental acting principles. Teaching methodologies and evaluative tools include scene study, practical acting exercises, improvisational exercises, audition techniques, and textual analysis.

313 Movement (1.0 Credit)

Corresponds to Clowning and Movement

Courses in this portion of the five-week curriculum focus on the expressiveness of the actor’s body. Teaching methodologies and evaluative tools include study and implementation of various movement forms and exercises that explore the relationship between interior life and physical embodiment.

323 Voice and Speech Dynamics (1.0 Credit)

Corresponds to Voice and Speech

Courses in this portion of the five-week curriculum focus on voice production for the actor. Teaching methodologies and evaluative tools include exercises in breathing, relaxation, and control of the voice for speaking on-stage, text work, vocal techniques of emphasis, pitch, rate, quality, volume, and inflection, and speech techniques such as use of specific qualities of sound.

373 Shakespeare Intensive (2.0 Credits)

Corresponds to Acting, Soliloquy, and Classical Text

Courses in the 2-week curriculum focus on the actor’s relationship with classical material. The Core Classical Acting class is supplemented with work in Physicalizing Classical Text, Speaking Classical Text, and Classical Soliloquy.

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Application Info


5-Week / 7-Week
Core Skills Intensive

Financial Aid Deadline: 
April 17, 2020

International Student Deadline:
May 1, 2020

For most serious consideration, apply by: May 8, 2020

Final Application Deadline:
May 29, 2020

Registration and Orientation: 
June 8–12, 2020

Classes Begin:
June 15, 2020

Classes End:
July 17, 2020


2-Week
Shakespeare Intensive

Financial Aid Deadline: 
April 17, 2020

International Student Deadline:
May 29, 2020

For most serious consideration, apply by: June 26, 2020

Final Application Deadline:
July 10, 2020

Registration and Orientation:
July 17, 2020

Classes Begin:
July 20, 2020

Classes End:
July 31, 2020



Questions?


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