[including content from an article published in The Brock News on TUESDAY, MAY 19, 2020 | by Alison Innes]
Enliven your TikTok feed, gain the confidence of your own creativity, study acting with the Department of Dramatic Arts!
The switch to online learning is offering Brock University’s Dramatic Arts students new ways of exploring their craft.
“We’re making some exciting changes to DART 1F01: Acting for Non-Majors,” says Professor David Fancy. “We’re using this opportunity to build a course that we can also share with students who have to work remotely in the future.”
The course, which Fancy describes as “extreme monologuing,” is designed to help students discover the underlying principles of acting. Students will explore the actor’s process, including awareness, stimulus, impulse, intention and action. Exercises will help students become aware of their ingrained habits and develop playfulness and vitality.
“We’ve drawn on expertise from actor trainers around the globe,” says Fancy, who has been working on a series of videos featuring professional actors being led through drama exercises. The course consists of 24 modules involving video, reading, and writing.
Performance submissions (in the form of three separate monologues throughout the course) will be made to the teaching team by video, and there are no specific class times. You can proceed at your own pace though the course during the month-long duration (July). The instructor will be available regularly by phone or video to provide assistance as necessary.
The course is offered online, July 2-29, 2020. Please register before July 1, 2020
For more information: David Fancy firstname.lastname@example.org