Special Topics in Performance: Career Development for Performers

This course is designed to equip students with the tools to work as professional actors. Over the course of the semester, students will be introduced to a variety of audition techniques and execute mock theater, film, voiceover, and non-traditional auditions and exercises as part of their course work. Students will also be exposed to the business side of the industry, exploring topics such as headshots, resumes, cover letters, mailings, breakdowns, agents, casting directors, unions, and more. Guest speakers (casting directors, agents, artistic directors, and actors) will visit over the course of the semester to offer in-depth Q and A sessions about the industry. Upon course completion, students will have a working knowledge of the business side of acting and the necessary skills to embark on a career as an actor.

Spring 2023 (2234)

THEA 1392-23327

1:00 PM - 2:50 PM
Richard E. Rauh Studio Theatre

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Course prerequisites

Introduction to Performance or an equivalent introductory performance course.