Theatre - Acting for Business

The American Business School Paris

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Theatre - Acting for Business

  • Host University

    The American Business School Paris

  • Location

    Paris, France

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    COMM130 - Communications Techniques/Speech

    Hours & Credits

  • US Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview


    The information and knowledge economy places an ever-increasing demand on individuals in business to master a wide variety of communication tools and techniques in order to function successfully in diverse professional settings. Drawing heavily on the techniques used in acting, students will learn how to craft compelling messages in a variety of more specific and complex situations in public speaking.


    Students will be guided through a number of tools and techniques used by actors to gain knowledge about themselves & their communication styles and, also, how to read and understand the communication style of their interlocutors. Students will extend their confidence, competence and critical awareness as communicators.


    Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:

    • Create compelling messages that have impact on their audience.
    • Analyse effectively the challenges inherent in diverse business situations (e.g. negotiations, briefings, and proposals) and come up with solutions.
    • Focus on the big picture as well as the details.
    • Draw on their creativity to solve problems.
    • Perfect their verbal and non verbal communication.
    • Think on their feet.
    • Strengthen their confidence.
    • Work effectively in teams.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.


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