THEA 7351X Diction and Dialect for the Actor I
(Prior to Fall 2010, this course was known as THE 734.3.
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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.