FAGS1017 English for Acting (3 units)
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This course provides a comprehensive vocal methodology and understanding of the necessary skills, techniques to comprehend and speak English dialogue within the context of acting on screen and stage. The course will focus on the important vocal articulation skills, to enable the student to be able to give a clear performance in English on screen or on stage. The course aims to: (1) Improve the student's ability to comprehend colloquial dialogue and translate it into believable sounding dialogue, with creative flexibility. (2) Understand how to choose action verbs for sections of text, sentence of dialogue, so that the student will have the necessary techniques to shape the dialogue. (3) Understand how to center their vocal tone, develop breath control to focus the voice on the text and enable the student to work creatively with dialogue. (4) Develop a knowledge of the voice in action, with special attention to vowel sounds, tone, articulation of consonants, explosives and intrusive consonantals. (5) Develop the necessary skill to understand the importance of rhythm, rhetorical dynamic, and vocal clarity.
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