TMA 122

Voice Production and Phonetics 1

Theatre and Media Arts College of Fine Arts and Communications

Course Description

Foundational exercises to aid in freeing tensions, habits/patterns, and finding the natural state of the voice. Lab required. Introduction to the use of Standard American Stage Dialect with International Phonetic Alphabet. Identification of speech/articulation problems.

When Taught

Fall

Grade Rule

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

Min

2

Fixed

2

Fixed

3

Fixed

1

Other Prerequisites

BFA acting or acting pre-major status; or instructor's consent.

Title

Voice Production

Learning Outcome

Students will practice voice production techniques integrating voice work, body awareness, and emotional dexterity.

Title

International Phonetic Alphabet

Learning Outcome

Students will identify and incorporate key characteristics of the International Phonetic Alphabet and integrate that knowledge into performance.

Title

Evaluation and Peer Coaching

Learning Outcome

Students will self-evaluate progress and practice effective and supportive peer coaching.

Title

Work Ethic

Learning Outcome

Students will practice professional work habits of dependability, punctuality, preparation, collaborations and the ability to make independent choices.