Course Schedule - Spring Semester 2020

     

THEA 308 001 (CRN: 22984)

IMPROV FOR STAGE AND SCREEN

Long Title: IMPROVISATION FOR STAGE AND SCREEN
Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts
Instructor: Ray, Shyla C.
Meeting: 2:00PM - 3:15PM MW HAM AUD (13-JAN-2020 - 24-APR-2020) 
Session: Full Term
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture/Laboratory
Language of Instruction: Taught in English
Method of Instruction: Face to Face
Credit Hours: 3
Course Syllabus:
Course Materials: Rice Campus Store
 
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Undergraduate Professional
Visiting Undergraduate
Undergraduate
Section Max Enrollment: 18
Section Enrolled: 8
Total Cross-list Max Enrollment: 18
Total Cross-list Enrolled: 19
Enrollment data as of: 23-MAY-2022 6:57PM
 
Additional Fees: None
 
Final Exam: No Final Exam
Final Exam Time:
5-MAY-2020  
7:00PM - 10:00PM T TBA TBA
 
Description: This is a course in the practical training of comedic, long-form, improvisation. Students will learn how to craft scenes spontaneously using tools like character dynamic, status, comedic pattern, beat structuring, and agreement. Classic forms of scenic improv will be taught and the course will also examine the role of improvisation in comedy films, video, and the creation of sketch comedy. Students will get to practice their skills by crafting videos in the class' culmination run of improv shows. Cross-list: FILM 308.