College of Arts and Science
This class introduces the student to the basic principles of acting for the camera, including solo and group performance, script analysis, character analysis, timing, vocal and movement techniques. Students learn concepts that differentiate screen acting from stage acting. Students learn about the history, practice, theory, and critical issues related to acting for the camera in the contexts of film, television, and digital media. Students learn about concepts such as cinematography, design, video and sound recording, directing, and editing. Students learn about genres, including comedy, drama, and documentary. Projects give the students experience acting on camera. Recommended: THEATR 1400 or THEATR 3420.