The Actor's Process

The American College of Greece

Course Description

  • Course Name

    The Actor's Process

  • Host University

    The American College of Greece

  • Location

    Athens, Greece

  • Area of Study

    Theater

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Lower

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    Hours & Credits

  • US Credits

    3
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    DESCRIPTION: 
    The study of Stanislavski’s technique from a theoretical as well as a practical viewpoint - physical action on stage, imagination, concentration of attention, truth and belief, communion, adaptation, tempo-rhythm, and emotional memory.

    RATIONALE: 
    Students acquire key skills of acting using the framework set by this fundamental technique. They acquire the theoretical and practical knowledge of the major steps which constitute the method.

    LEARNING OUTCOMES:
    After taking this course students should be able to
    1. Apply basic physical and vocal warm-up exercises as preparation to acting on stage.
    2. Make use of Stanislavski’s technique and follow its steps in order to bring a character to life physically and emotionally.
    3. Develop and act an imaginative character.
    4. Experiment with working creatively with partners in groups.

    METHODS OF TEACHING AND LEARNING:
    In congruence with the teaching and learning strategy of the college, the following tools are used:
    • Physical and vocal exercises, group improvisations, oral presentations on assigned readings, discussions and performances.
    • Office hours: students are encouraged to make full use of instructor’s office hours for questions, to see their exams, and/or go over lecture material.
    • Use of a Blackboard site, where instructors post assignment instructions, timely announcements, as well as additional resources.