649 Acting II

1 Semester, ½ credit

Open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors

Prerequisite:  643 Acting I

This class has four objectives: 1) to build upon movement and vocalization techniques learned in Acting I class through advanced stage movement techniques, vocal exercises, and creative “play”; 2) to teach the value of focusing personal attention on the immediate “moment to moment” experience; 3) to teach the value of “sincerity” in acting; 4) to build upon the student’s knowledge of theater vocabulary and protocol through actual acting experiences before live audiences.



By the completion of this course, students will be able to...

  1. Use centers, energies, Laban shapes, and Meisner acting techniques to help develop characters.
  2. Practice stage combat techniques.
  3. Work on losing inhibitions while performing on stage.
  4. Utilize proper vocal techniques for character development and projection.
  5. Act and react sincerely and genuinely on stage.
  6. Develop a monologue suitable for college or professional audition.
  7. Develop and perform a duet scene.
  8. Produce and perform a one-act play for public performance.



By the end of this course, students will know...

  1. Laban shapes
  2. Advanced improvisational acting games
  3. Stage combat techniques
  4. Meisner’s True Acting approach
  5. Vocal warm-ups and exercises
  6. Monologue preparation and performance
  7. Duet scene preparation and performance
  8. One-act play preparation and performance


This curriculum last updated on January 27, 2021, by the Fine Arts Department.