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Course Syllabus

Course: THEA 1080

Division: Fine Arts, Comm, and New Media
Department: Theater Arts
Title: Theatre Improv Performance Team

Semester Approved: Spring 2017
Five-Year Review Semester: Spring 2022
End Semester: Spring 2023

Catalog Description: This course provides performance opportunities in Theatrical Improvisation.; All students in the course are required to be on the Snow College Improv Team. The course promotes acting and improv skills through supervised rehearsals and performances. Repeatable for credit.

Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
Credit/Time Requirement: Credit: 2; Lecture: 0; Lab: 4

Prerequisites: Instructor approval

Justification: This course is needed to promote and develop the Snow College Improv Team. Similar courses for performance teams are taught at other institutions throughout the state of Utah and in other accedemic departments at Snow College.

Student Learning Outcomes:
Students will demonstrate growth and mastery of theatre improvisation techniques. They will be able to perform before live audiences on a regular basis. Students will be able to develop quick thinking and spontaneous reaction skills and improve their vocal delivery skills. This will be assessed through attendance and performance.  

-Presentation skills development
-Small and large group oral exercises
-Vocal delivery rehearsal and development
-Mime and movement development
-Performance opportunities

Key Performance Indicators:
Students will be evaluated on:

Attendance and participation in class and performances (65-85%) 

Attitude, dependability, iniative and vocal and performance skills (15-25%) 









Pedagogy Statement:

Maximum Class Size: 15
Optimum Class Size: 12