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TMA 257

Storytelling

Theatre and Media Arts College of Fine Arts and Communications

Course Description

Theories, techniques, and practice in the art of constructing and telling stories for use in performance, recreational, and educational settings.

When Taught

Winter

Grade Rule

Grade Rule 8: A, B, C, D, E, I (Standard grade rule)

Min

2

Fixed

2

Fixed

4

Fixed

1

Other Prerequisites

Theatre education major status or instructor's consent

Title

Writing about Performances

Learning Outcome

Students will survey and respond to a variety of storytelling styles by observing and writing about live, video and audio performances.

Title

Teaching Strategies

Learning Outcome

Students will develop teaching strategies and coaching styles designed to support storytellers in targeted communities such as schools, businesses, the entertainment industry, churches, family, etc.

Title

Professional Relationships

Learning Outcome

Students will foster supportive relationships by connecting to national and local storytellers and organizations.

Title

Individual Storytelling Skill and Style

Learning Outcome

Students will develop unique individual skills and styles in storytelling, demonstrating ability to create imagery, use vocal animation and characterization, and produce effective story sequences, supported by skilled delivery (body, voice, use of space).