RTV270 - Improvisation Skills

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Last revision date Sep 30, 2019 12:10:13 AM
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Subject Title
Improvisation Skills

Subject Description
This course will introduce students to the discipline of 'improv' in the style of The Second City Theatre. The Second City style of improv gives particular emphasis to the creation of scenes that tell stories. The content of the course will be basic skill development through theatre games & exercises. Some time will be spent on creative visualisation of objects and environment.

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

1. Appreciate the importance of 'listening' as a skill.
2. Create a basic improv scene from scratch.
3. Make more spontaneous creative choices.
4. Grasp the concept of give and take in scene work.
5. Work effectively with scene partners.
6. Gain substantial performance experience.
7. Increase their creative visualization skills
8. Demonstrate competency in basic acting and scene structure.
9. Give and take feedback to expand and improve technique.
10. Apply critical thinking skills in a creative situation.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
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