ACV310 - Speaking in Dialects

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Subject Title
Speaking in Dialects

Subject Description
The recreation of vocal dialects is a key skill for actors to maximize their employability. This course enables the student to gain a variety of approaches to hear, understand, and shift eh voice to speak many dialects including, but not limited to, those used in the North American production market. Application for these dialects will be considered for the television, film, radio, commercial voiceover and animation industries.
Pre-requisite: ACV110

Credit Status
Acting for Camera and Voice Diploma

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Describe how dialects and languages have evolved.
2. Verbally relate, with moderate accuracy, the sounds of the IPA (International Phonetics Alphabet).
3.Transcribe and speak, with moderate consistency, a few dialects ? standard American, RP plus 2-4 other standard dialects.
4. Compare different ways of learning dialects and identify which method is personally most successful.
5. Integrate dialect usage as a character choice in monologue and scene work.

Essential Employability Skills

1. Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken, and visual form that fulfills the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.
2. Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.
3. Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.
4. Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

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