THEA 7351X The Actor?s Idiolect

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 General 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, using each student?s individual idiolect as a point of reference. Fall semester.

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


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