Fall 2022

Craft of Speaking I

Listed in: Theater and Dance, as THDA-125H

Moodle site: Course

Faculty

Ron Bashford (Section 01)

Description

A beginning studio course in the development of voice for speaking. Students develop range and tone through regular physical exercises in relaxation, breathing technique, placement, and presence. Individual attention focuses on helping each student develop the physical, mental, and emotional self-awareness needed for expressive vocal production. Practice is oriented toward acting for the stage, but students with a primary interest in public speaking, teaching, or improved interpersonal communication will find this course valuable. A modicum of reading and written reflection is required. Three class meetings per week. A half course.

Limited to 28 students. Six spaces reserved for first-year students. Fall semester. Professor Bashford.

How to handle overenrollment: Priority given to Theater and Dance majors, then sophomores and a limited number of first-year students, followed by seniors and juniors.

Students who enroll in this course will likely encounter and be expected to engage in the following intellectual skills, modes of learning, and assessment: Students who enroll in this course will likely encounter and be expected to engage in the following intellectual skills, modes of learning, and assessment: This course will involve regular attendance and class participation, class discussion, reading, viewing and writing assignments, group work outside of class, rehearsal or other artistic assignments, as well as physical or vocal performance work and/or visual, aural, and physical analysis as applicable. Attendance at performances outside of class may also be required.

Offerings

2022-23: Offered in Fall 2022
Other years: Offered in Fall 2011, Fall 2012, Fall 2014, Fall 2015, Fall 2016, Fall 2018, Fall 2019, Fall 2022

Note on Pre-Registration and course cap

Submitted by Ron Bashford on Monday, 4/25/2022, at 5:48 PM

This course enrollment will be capped at about 28 students.  Since spots are reserved for first-year students, if you are trying to pre-register for the course, you may have difficulty in the first round.  For the second round of pre-registration and first-year registration, the course will be changed to "instructor permission" but permission decisions will not be made until the add/drop period in the fall, depending on how many first year and other students ultimately end up taking the course.  If you are interested, please DO request permission on AC DATA, and DO show up for the first day of class.  A group of 20 will be chosen from among those who attend the first day of class.  In the meantime, you may need to register for an alternative course.