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THEA 7326X Audition Techniques and the Business of Acting

(Prior to Fall 2010, this course was known as THE 737.3.
The information below might still reflect the old course numbers. Bracketed numbers, if any, are the old course numbers. Learn more...)

60 hours; 3 credits

The advanced study of the interplay between the practical business aspects of the profession, auditions, and marketing strategies. Focus will be on: the selection and preparation of material suitable to the student's individual strengths; the exploration of the range of acting skills necessary for inventive performance in cold readings; how to gather information on unions, theatres, producing organizations, and useful trade publications; understanding the responsibilities and roles of casting directors, managers, and agents; the importance of a professional head shot and resume. The final sessions of this course will be co-taught with a professional casting director and agent. Spring term.

Prerequisites: Theater 7323X [723.3X], Theater 7343X [732.3X], and Theater 7344X [733.3X]; or permission of the head of concentration.


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