THEA 7351X Diction and Dialect for the Actor I

60 hours; 3 credits

Development of a flexible speech instrument for the actor. Focus on muscle and sensory awareness through understanding of the anatomy/physiology of the articulators, the physical nature and quality of good American speech sounds, the production of vowel and consonant sounds, and the recognition of speech as a physical process. Study of the International Phonetic Alphabet as applied to physical practice. Fall term.

Prerequisite: matriculation for the M.F.A. in theater with a concentration in acting or audition.

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