The Working Actor: Locating and Successfully Engaging Acting Opportunities Beyond the University|
|This course may be repeated for credit.|
This course is geared toward those students venturing into the earliest stages of an acting career. Emphasis will be placed on auditioning for film, television, and theater, finding opportunities in NYC, LA, and regional markets, cultivating a network, self-tapes, clarifying a mission statement, and logistics of the business (headshots, agents, casting directors, unions). The course will include talks with industry professionals, and students will leave the course with a tentative plan of action, including audition material and resources to facilitate the transition from the classroom into the professional world. If interested, please contact the instructor via email ASAP to set up individual conferences.
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|Course Format: Studio||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Prerequisites: (THEA245 AND THEA285) OR (THEA245 AND THEA309) OR (THEA245 AND THEA318) OR (THEA245 AND THEA319)
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (THEA)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
This is a performance course. Assignments will include: preparing and performing contemporary and classical monologues, cold reading, analyzing and performing audition sides for stage and for camera
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Interested students should request enrollment during the pre-registration period, then stop by the Theater Department Office to fill out the application form and sign up for an audition time. Auditions will take place with the instructor on Friday 11/8 between 4:30p and 6:30p in TST 114 (East Room). Audition material is a prepared, short (one-minute) monologue; classical or contemporary.
The Theater Department organizes a variety of performances for students enrolled in its courses. Field trips to see performances off campus are integrated into course syllabi. Instructors will notify students of all dates at the beginning of the semester and costs for all course field trips are covered (specifically, transportation to and from the performance and tickets). Any potential scheduling conflicts for field trips should be discussed with faculty members. Once students indicate that they are going and tickets are purchased, it is assumed they will attend. (Students backing out of field trips they had said they would attend will be asked to cover the cost of their ticket.) Performances of visitors to Wesleyan's Center for the Arts are integrated into course syllabi and students are required to attend these performances unless otherwise negotiated with instructors. Tickets for performances are available to students at the Box Office in Usdan at the reduced price of $6.00.
|Instructor(s): Oliveras,Maria-Christina Times: ..T.... 01:20PM-04:10PM; Location: TST001; |
|Permission of Instructor Required|
Enrollment capacity: 12
|Permission of instructor approval will be granted by the instructor during pre-registration through the Electronic Portfolio. Click "Add to My Courses" and "To request a POI electronically, click here" to submit your request.|
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