Professional Theatre Acting

Professional Theatre Acting (561.C0)

PROGRAM PLANNER FOR :
- Acting 561.C0 - FALL 2012 OR LATER
The following planner indicates all the courses needed and the usual path to complete your DEC in this program.

Please note:

  • all professional courses are sequential and require the preceding level course as a prerequisite;
  • students who require a mise à niveau English or French course will be required to pass it before they can take their introductory course in English or French;
  • students will be required to be available outside regularly scheduled class hours (evening and/or weekends);
  • students will be required to pass a Ministerial Exam of Language of Instruction and a Program Comprehensive Assessment.
Semester 1
ENGLISH | 603-101-MQ

Students are required to successfully complete four (4) English courses to obtain their DEC. Courses 603-102 and 603-103 may be taken in either order only after successfully completing 603-101. Course 603-200-MQ is the 4th and last English course required. Click here to view courses list.

HUMANITIES | 345-1xx-MQ

Students need three (3) Humanities courses to complete their DEC. Courses 345-101-MQ and 345-102-MQ may be taken in either order, but both must be successfully completed before registering in 345-21_-AB. Click here to view courses list. 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION | 109-1xx-MQ

Students are required to successfully complete three (3) Physical Education courses to complete their DEC. Courses 109-101-MQ and 109-102-MQ may be taken in either order, but both must be successfully completed before registering in 109-103-MQ. Click here to view courses list. 

COMPLEMENTARY COURSE

Complementary courses provide an opportunity for students to explore subjects outside their field of concentration and are offered in six different areas. Except for Liberal Arts, Arts & Sciences and Double DEC programs, students must take two (2) complementary courses as part of their General Education requirement.
Students are encouraged to select courses from subjects that are outside their program of study;
Students can take a course from each ensemble of the same domain;
Or
Students can take a course from either ensemble of two different domains;
Or
Students can take a course from the same ensemble of two different domains;
Domain 1, Domain 2, Domain 3 , Domain 4 , Domain 5 and Domain 6

Click here to view courses list. 

Theatre History 1 | 561-114-AB

This course familiarizes students with the major periods in Western civilization and examines the theatre that emerged from those times and places. The basic elements of theatre are examined as well as the roots of drama. This is followed by a survey of Western theatre from ancient Greece up to the end of the Middle Ages in Western Europe. A materials fee will apply.

Introduction to Voice 1 | 561-213-AB

The voice classes aim to free the voice of its behaviour patterns and regain its spontaneity. The first semester is concerned primarily with the structure and process of the vocal mechanism, breathing, exploring sound vibrations and the channel for sound.

Introduction to Movement 1 | 56-313-AB

In this first semester, the movement training aims to develop physical awareness, ease of motion, co-ordination and stamina. Laban, movement fundamentals and unarmed stage combat are included in the course. A materials fee will apply.

Theatre Creation 1 | 561-413-AB

Different types of improvisation help the student to open up, discover and develop a sense of play. Action Theatre includes exercises to expand awareness, stimulate the imagination, strengthen the capacity for feeling and develop skills of expression. Contact Improvisation helps the student listen, respond and initiate on a body level. Tumbling, weight support, fall and recovery are part of the training. A materials fee will apply.

Acting 1 | 561-516-AB

This course is designed to achieve four student objectives: to discover the nature of acting, to learn how to express action without the use of words, to gain a sound degree of self-awareness, and to realize and develop each student’s own resources of imagination, memory and sensory perceptiveness. The work involves improvisation, sensory development exercises, theatrically relevant games and an analysis of “play” itself. A materials fee will apply.


Semester 2
ENGLISH | 603-1xx-MQ

After successfully completing their 603-101 course, students may choose to take either a 603-102 or a 603-103 course. Click here to view courses list. 

FRENCH | 602-1xx-MQ

Every student needs one of each of the Block “A” and Block “B” courses in order to complete their DEC. For each block, there are four levels of courses: Level 1 , Level 2 , Level 3 and Level 4.
Placement in the appropriate level of French is determined by the students’ high school marks. The French Department reserves the right to change the placement of a student upon written notice. Students take the Block “B” course at the same level as the Block “A” course.
If placement determines that students do not have a college level of proficiency in French, students may be required to take remedial courses to upgrade their knowledge of the language. Click here to view courses list.

HUMANITIES | 345-1xx-MQ

Students need three (3) Humanities courses to complete their DEC. Courses 345-101-MQ and 345-102-MQ may be taken in either order, but both must be successfully completed before registering in 345-21_-AB. Click here to view courses list. 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION | 109-1xx-MQ

Students are required to successfully complete three (3) Physical Education courses to complete their DEC. Courses 109-101-MQ and 109-102-MQ may be taken in either order, but both must be successfully completed before registering in 109-103-MQ. Click here to view courses list.

Theatre History 2 | 561-124-AB

The second semester begins with the Renaissance and moves from the 14th century to the 18th beginning in Italy, then going to England and ending with France. The major theatrical contributions of the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries are dealt with successively. A materials fee will apply.

Introduction to Voice 2 | 561-223-AB

Prerequisites: All first semester Theatre courses
Study and work begun the previous semester are continued, further developed and refined.

Introduction to Movement 2 | 561-323-AB

Prerequisites: All first semester Theatre courses
This course is a continuation of Introduction to Movement 1. A materials fee will apply.

Theatre Creation 2 | 561-423-AB

Prerequisites: All first semester Theatre courses
The second semester is a continuation of Theatre Creation 1. A materials fee will apply.

Acting 2 | 561-526-AB

Prerequisites: All first semester Theatre courses
In this semester roles from dramatic texts (including scenes and monologues) are assigned and students are expected to work towards a presentation at the end of the semester. A materials fee will apply.


Semester 3
ENGLISH | 603-1xx-MQ

After successfully completing their 603-101 course, students may choose to take either a 603-102 or a 603-103 course. Click here to view courses list.

FRENCH | 602-2xx-AB

Every student needs one of each of the Block “A” and Block “B” courses in order to complete their DEC. For each block, there are four levels of courses: Level 1 , Level 2 , Level 3 and Level 4.
Placement in the appropriate level of French is determined by the students’ high school marks. The French Department reserves the right to change the placement of a student upon written notice. Students take the Block “B” course at the same level as the Block “A” course.
If placement determines that students do not have a college level of proficiency in French, students may be required to take remedial courses to upgrade their knowledge of the language. Click here to view courses list. 

COMPLEMENTARY COURSE

Complementary courses provide an opportunity for students to explore subjects outside their field of concentration and are offered in six different areas. Except for Liberal Arts, Arts & Sciences and Double DEC programs, students must take two (2) complementary courses as part of their General Education requirement.
Students are encouraged to select courses from subjects that are outside their program of study;
Students can take a course from each ensemble of the same domain;
Or
Students can take a course from either ensemble of two different domains;
Or
Students can take a course from the same ensemble of two different domains;
Domain 1, Domain 2, Domain 3 , Domain 4 , Domain 5 and Domain 6

Click here to view courses list. 

Voice and Diction 1 | 561-235-AB

Prerequisites: All second semester Theatre courses
This course provides the student with the opportunity to continue to develop an increased awareness of the vocal instrument. Emphasis is placed on diction, dialect and singing skills while working with a wide range of dramatic texts.

Movement and Lifestyle 1 | 561-235-AB

Prerequisites: All second semester Theatre courses
This class includes floor exercises, movement skills, related movement topics and period dance. The focus is on economy of action, expressive movement patterns and a sense of style.

Theatre Creation 3 | 561-433-AB

Prerequisites: All second semester Theatre courses
Students further develop their improvisational skills by means of guidance and structured exercises based on breath, voice and body coordination. A materials fee will apply.

Acting 3 | 561-536-AB
Prerequisites: All second semester Theatre courses
This course extends the acting skills students have explored in their first year. Character analysis, character development and scene study are emphasized in class exercises and open-class presentations.
Text Laboratory 1 | 561-634-AB

Prerequisites: All second semester Theatre courses
The course of study includes oral and written exercises in script analysis, techniques for strengthening the auditory and visual aspects of the text, development of the sensory experience of the spoken word, and techniques for preparing actors for the rehearsal process.

Performance Laboratory 1 | 561-736-AB

Prerequisites: All second semester Theatre courses
This course deals with preparing students for their first fully staged public performance. The main elements of this preparation are teamwork, rehearsal techniques, role interpretation, and voice and movement skills. A materials fee will apply.


Semester 4
ENGLISH | 603-200-AB

After successfully completing their 603-102 and 603-103 courses, students must choose a 603-200 course.Click here to view courses list.

HUMANITIES | 345-2xx-AB

Students need three (3) Humanities courses to complete their DEC. Courses 345-101-MQ and 345-102-MQ may be taken in either order, but both must be successfully completed before registering in 345-21_-AB. Click here to view courses list. 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION | 109-103-MQ

Students are required to successfully complete three (3) Physical Education courses to complete their DEC. Courses 109-101-MQ and 109-102-MQ may be taken in either order, but both must be successfully completed before registering in 109-103-MQ. Click here to view courses list. 

Voice and Diction 2 | 561-245-AB

Prerequisites: All third semester Theatre courses
This course is a continuation of Voice and Diction 1. Vocal skills continue to be developed. They are also integrated with acting techniques, and the performance of dramatic texts, song, poetry and prose. The course provides the opportunity for some of the works to be presented in a public setting before the end of semester.

Movement and Lifestyle 2 | 561-344-AB

Prerequisites: All third semester Theatre courses
This course is a continuation of Movement and Lifestyle 1.

Theatre Creation 4 | 561-443-AB

Prerequisites: All third semester Theatre courses
This course is a continuation of Theatre Creation 3. A materials fee will apply.

Acting 4 | 561-546-AB

Prerequisites: All third semester Theatre courses
This course extends the acting skills students have explored in the three previous semesters. Further skill development and application are emphasized through scene studies, class exercises and open-class presentations.

Text Laboratory 2 | 561-644-AB

Prerequisites: All third semester Theatre courses
This course is a continuation of Text Laboratory 1.

Performance Laboratory 2 | 561-746-AB

Prerequisites: All third semester Theatre courses
This course is a continuation of Performance Laboratory 1. A materials fee will apply.


Semester 5
Theatre History 3 | 561-194-AB

Prerequisites: All fourth semester Theatre courses
This course is a continuation of Theatre History 2. A materials fee will apply.

Voice and Diction 3 | 561-255-AB

Prerequisites: All fourth semester Theatre courses
This course is a continuation of Voice and Diction 1 and 2. As such, the course continues to provide the student with the opportunity to develop their vocal skills and acting techniques, and to apply them to dramatic text, song, poetry or prose. The course may provide the opportunity for a work to be presented in a public setting before the end of semester.

Movement and Dance 1 | 561-356-AB

Prerequisites: All fourth semester Theatre courses
This class includes Laban Efforts, acrobatics and movement for selected texts. Attention is given to compositional skills related to selected texts from various plays.

Theatre Creation 5 | 561-453-AB

Prerequisites: All fourth semester Theatre courses
Students progress to the study, preparation and presentation of an improvisational theatre piece.

Text Laboratory 3 | 561-653-AB

Prerequisites: All fourth semester Theatre courses
This course equips the student with the skills required to analyze a dramatic text for the purpose of performance. A brief history of the origin of scripts, style, the playwright’s world, plot structure, visualization, characterization and the vocal life of the character are some of the skills that will be explored and developed.

Performance Laboratory 3 | 561-653-AB

Prerequisites: All fourth semester Theatre courses
This course is a continuation of Performance Laboratory 2. A materials fee will apply.

Acting for Camera 1 | 561-853-AB

Prerequisites: All fourth semester Theatre courses
This course provides the actor with introductory level skills in preparation for an acting career in film and television. The basic stage training that the student has received to date will provide a foundation on which to build a “tool box” of skills specifically required for acting for the camera. This course also includes an introduction to the on-camera audition process. A materials fee will apply.

Professional Management 1 | 561-964-AB

Prerequisites: All fourth semester Theatre courses
This course introduces the student to the various aspects of preparing for and operating in the job market. Topics include the preparation of the actor’s photo and résumé, money management, and the audition process. A materials fee will apply.


Semester 6
Theatre History 4 | 561-164-AB

Prerequisites: All fifth semester Theatre courses
This course is a continuation of Theatre History 3. A materials fee will apply.

Voice and Diction 4 | 561-265-AB

Prerequisites: All fifth semester Theatre courses
This course is a continuation of Voice and Diction 3.

Movement and Dance 2 | 561-366-AB

Prerequisites: All fifth semester Theatre courses
This course is a continuation of Movement and Dance 1.

Theatre Creation 6 | 561-463-AB

Prerequisites: All fifth semester Theatre courses
This course is a continuation of Theatre Creation 5.

Text Laboratory 4 | 561-663-AB

Prerequisites: All fifth semester Theatre courses
This course is a continuation of Text Laboratory 3. This course provides the student with the opportunity to develop and apply their text analysis skills, acting techniques, and vocal techniques to a performance of a full length-but short-play. The plays will be presented during the semester as a demonstration of the student’s competency within these disciplines.

Performance Laboratory 4 | 561-768-AB

Prerequisites: All fifth semester Theatre courses
A continuation of Performance Laboratory 3. A materials fee will apply.

Acting for Camera 2 | 561-864-AB

Prerequisites: All fifth semester Theatre courses
This course is a continuation of Acting for Camera 1. A materials fee will apply.


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