- Schedule of Classes - May 23, 2019 7:14PM EDT
- Course Catalog - May 23, 2019 7:15PM EDT
Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2018-2019. Courses of Study 2019-2020 is scheduled to publish mid-June.
Telling jokes to a friend, making introductions, guiding meetings large and small, constructing and delivering business presentations, legal arguments or formal speeches are all examples of public performances. The purpose of this course is to increase the student's effectiveness in meeting the demands and enjoying the opportunities of public performance. The focus of this course is the student him/herself. What are the hallmarks of effective performance and how can you learn them? Employing techniques from actor/director training as well as dramatic writing, this course focuses the student on their own resources and self-imposed restrictions as a public speaker in everyday life. Subjects explored will include stage presence, audience connection, stage fright and mannerisms, speech making as storytelling, and gaining familiarity and finding comfort with one's own voice and gestures. Public speaking will be taught as a craft that can be learned through understanding and practice.Acting skill and experience are not required to take this course. Students must, however, be willing to attend all classes and learn by doing. Class size limited to 12 students.
When Offered Spring.
Distribution Category (LA-AS)
Course Subfield (EP)
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