ACTING FOR FILM 1st and 2nd sessions led by Paula Russell, 3rd session led by Carol Hickey
This is a beginning to advanced beginning acting for film class. The instructor will focus on achieving a naturalistic acting style through honesty and vulnerability. The emphasis is on energy, personal power, personality and enjoyment. The students’ work will be explored through improvisation and scene study from film and television scripts with some videotaping and playback for critique. Also, short clips will be watched to learn more about filmmaking and the requirements for the actor.
Jan 8- Feb 12 (6 weeks) Tuesdays 7-10pm $185 DRAM 3010 200 *CLASS FULL - Please call for waitlist*
Feb 27-Apr 10 (6 weeks) Wednesdays 7-10pm $185 DRAM 3010 201 *CLASS FULL - Please call for waitlist*
May 1-May 29 (5 weeks) Wednesday 7-10pm $160 DRAM 3010 202 *CLASS FULL - Please call for waitlist*
BEGINNING ACTING FOR FILM & STAGE 1st session with Paula Russell, 2nd session–Carol Hickey, 3rd session–MJ Vandivier, 4th session–Babs George
A gentle approach conducive to the beginner, this class will focus predominantly on scene study for film and stage. Learn how to establish meaningful and honest relationships through the art of active listening and responding. Learn the tools necessary to be “believable.” Develop your imaginative capacities, unleash your creative impulses, deepen your intuition, and sharpen the analytical skills necessary to “breakdown” a scene.
Jan 10-Feb 21 (6 weeks) Thursdays 7-10pm $185 DRAM 3034 200 *CLASS FULL - Please call for waitlist*
Jan 23- Feb 27 (6 weeks) Wednesdays 7-10pm $185 DRAM 3034 201
Jan 30- Mar 6 (6 weeks) Wednesdays 1-3:30pm $160 DRAM 3034 202
ACTING WITH BODY AND VOICE Led by MJ Vandivier *NEW CLASS!*
Becoming a multi-faceted character requires knowledge and use of the actor’s complete instrument: imagination, body and voice. Only with understanding and mastery of each component can the actor truly become fully expressive in his/her choices in the art of interpretive creating. Students will explore voice/body dynamics that will lead to unique acting choices in auditions and in work on specific roles. MJ Vandivier is a Veteran actress and Certified Lessac Voice/Body teacher. She will be using film and stage scripts and there will be some outside preparation.
Mar 21-May 9 (8 weeks) Thursdays 7-10pm $225 DRAX 3031 200 *CLASS FULL - Please call for waitlist*
IMPROVISATION 101 Led by Irene White
For complete beginners and experienced actors, this workshop teaches the fundamentals of improvisation. The class’s interactive exercises build listening and communication skills, heighten awareness and teach you how to be more playful, spontaneous and flexible. Learn improvisation exercises for performance or rehearsals that teach you how to think on the spot, how to manipulate your physicality, how to tell stories and a whole bunch more.
Jan 8- Feb 12 (6 weeks) Tuesdays 7-10pm $185 DRAM 3040 200
Apr 16-May 21 (6 weeks) Tuesdays 7-10pm $185 DRAM 3040 201
BEGINNING ACTING II 1st & 2nd sessions led by Carol Hickey, 3rd session led by MJ Vandivier
This pre-intermediate course is for students who have taken previous beginning acting classes and would like to build upon the foundation they have received. Students will practice scene study and/or monologue work. Focus will be on strengthening scene breakdown, listening and responding to one's scene partner and following one's inner impulses. Additionally, students will explore their imaginative responses and emotional accessibility.
Jan 14- Feb 18 (6 weeks) Mondays 7-10pm $175 DRAM 9002 200
Feb 25- Apr 8 (6 weeks) Mondays 7-10pm $175 DRAM 9002 201 (No class March 11)
Mar 20- Apr 24 (6 weeks) Wednesdays 7-10pm $175 DRAM 9002 202 *CLASS CANCELED*