Foundations in Acting
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Level: Undergraduate
Division: The New School for Drama
Department: Acting Technique
Course Number: TDRU 2301
Course Format: Studio
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
  • Theater
  • Acting
  • Performing Arts
The actor practices the basic acting techniques and disciplines that form the foundation of acting training; the goal of which is to become comfortable creating an organic truth on stage. Physical actions, working with props, environment and text are addressed. The semester will include emphasis on relaxation; sensory exercises designed to develop imagination, focus, concentration and emotional openness; exercises for physical and vocal freedom, and listening exercises in order to create an organic moment to moment reality. You will discover how to make compelling, informed choices and how to take actions and choose behaviors that both illustrate and illuminate the human condition. Course work will include readings on acting, writing about the craft of acting, observations, in class exercises, written critical analysis of theatre performances, scene work, and the reading of contemporary plays.
Course Open to: Majors Only


Open to School of Drama students.


Open to Undergraduate students.


Open to New York City students.


Open to Dramatic Arts students.