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CST 131-132 - Acting I-II

Course Description

Develops personal resources and explores performance skills through such activities as theatre games, role playing, improvisation, work on basic script units and performance of scenes. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.

CST 136 - Theatre Workshop

Course Description

May be repeated for credit.

Enables students to work in various activities of play production. The student participates in performance, set design, stage carpentry, sound, costuming, lighting, stage managing, props, promotion or stage crew. Variable hours per week.

CST 137 - Oral Interpretation

Course Description

Studies the theory of practice of performing various types of literature: prose, poetry and drama. Emphasizes the relationship among the oral interpreter, the literary work and the audience. Lecture 3 hours per week.

Course Introduction

The main objective of CST 137 is to help the student through presentation and discussion of selected literary works to develop an awareness, appreciation and insight into such diverse areas as:

  • Working with others,
  • Problem solving,
  • Decision making,
  • Adapting to change,
  • Specific objectives.

The student will:

  • Examine works of literature in order to develop an appreciation of human needs, values and achievements - past, present as well as projections for the future.
  • Apply critical thinking skills in analyzing works of literature in order to appreciate the variety of human purposes and values to be realized in solving problems.
  • Demonstrate an ability to make judgments and decisions reflective of human values: ethical, aesthetic and pragmatic through selection, presentation and discussion of various literary works.
  • Examine the values of diverse cultures through selection, presentation and discussion of literary works from outside the student's own cultural group.
  • Demonstrate a proficiency in basic language skills through the presentation of selected literary works.

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ACADEMIC CALENDARS:

Fall 2021 14-Week Session
Fall 2021 10-Week Session
Fall 2021 First 7-Week Session
Fall 2021 Second 7-Week Session
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Communication Studies And Theatre Department Contact Information

General questions and requests about the Communication Studies And Theatre program should be directed to Jonathan Allen 1-866-462-6722, extension 4322, or (540) 674-3600, extension 4322.
You may also email jmallen@nr.edu.

Communication Studies And Theatre Department Faculty

Call (540) 674-3600 or toll-free 1-866-462-6722, then you will be prompted to add the extension number to reach any employee.

Jonathan Allen

 

Instructor of Communication

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Katherine Hall

 

Adjunct Instructor

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Scott Shaffer

 

Adjunct Instructor

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