Theatre and Media Arts
 

Storytelling

Storytelling
Theories, techniques, and practice in the art of constructing and telling stories for use in performance, recreational, and educational settings.
TMA
257
 Hours2.0 Credit, 4.0 Lecture, 1.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesTheatre education major status or instructor's consent.
 TaughtWinter, Spring
 ProgramsContaining TMA 257
Course Outcomes: 

Individual Storytelling Skill and Style

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).

Writing about Performances

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

Teaching Strategies

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.

Professional Relationships

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