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TA 15 Green Spring 2010 accessible

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San José State University College of Humanities and Arts/Department of TV, Radio, Film, and Theatre TA 15: Voice and Diction: Section 1, Spring 2010 Instructor: Kathleen Normington Office Location: HGH 213 Telephone: (408) 924-4542 Email: [email protected] Office Hours: Tuesday/Thursday 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM and by appointment Class Days/Time: Monday/Wednesday 9:00 AM – 10:15 AM Classroom: HGH 103 (Hal Todd Theatre) Course Fees: Course Reader $5.00 Faculty Web Page and MYSJSU Messaging (Optional) Copies of the course materials such as the syllabus, major assignment handouts, etc. may be found on my Google group: http://groups.google.com/group/kathleens-theatre-classes? hl=en . Please join this group ASAP. My SJSU faculty web page is: http://www.sjsu.edu/people/kathleen.normington/ . You are responsible for regularly checking with the messaging system through MySJSU. Course Description Voice production and articulation for the actor. Voice and speech improvement through guided exercises in posture/relaxation, respiration, phonation, resonance and articulation. Standard American diction taught through use of the International Phonetic Alphabet. Misc/Lab: Lecture 2 hours/lab 3 hours. (3 Units) No Prerequisites. Course Goals and Student Learning Objectives Course Content Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: TA 15: Voice and Diction, Spring 2010 Page 1 of 8
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LO1 Students will develop their speaking voices through exercises and drills. LO2 Student will learn and apply the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) to a variety of dramatic and poetic texts. Through the study of the IPA they will master Standard American Stage Speech and the differences between off stage and on stage speech. LO3 Student will learn to be heard and understood in a variety of spaces and performance conditions. LO4 Students will learn to work with heightened language in dramatic text. They will learn to score and to apply figures of speech in a performance situation. Required Texts/Readings Textbook Course Reader (Available at the ASU Copy Center in the Old Cafeteria Building) Cost is under $5.00. Other Readings Play scripts and additional reading materials will be distributed during the semester or available online and should be considered as supplements to the text. Recommended Texts. A Pronouncing Dictionary with CD-Rom by John Kenyon English Pronouncing Dictionary by Daniel Jones Other equipment / material requirements Class Attire. Appropriate for freedom of movement. Avoid wearing clothing and footwear that is distracting or limits your ability to move freely and participate in class. No flip flops or heels. Voice Recorder. During the semester you will be asked to record certain drills and exercises. You will need access to a recording device. The IRC loans tape recorders and other equipment to students free of charge.
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