DRA 211: Improvisational Acting II

In this acting course, students will practice advanced complex skills related to the art of developing and performing scenes without a previously written script. Through theatre games, improvised exercises and performances, students will learn to quiet the inner critic, access one's most imaginative impulses, and build upon the tenets and best practices of short and long-form theatrical improvisation. Various forms of advanced improvisational exercises will be explored, with a focus on spontaneity, listening and responding, accepting the reality of the scene and verbal and non-verbal expression. Advanced skills, including heightening, finding the 'tilt' and 'button' of the scene will be emphasized. These more complex improvisational skills apply to stage and film acting.

Level I Prereq: Academic Reading and Writing Levels of 6; DRA 204 minimum grade "C"

Class offerings by semester

  Winter Summer Fall

Even Years
(2022, 2024, 2026)

offered at nighttime   offered at nighttime

Odd Years
(2023, 2025, 2027)

offered at nighttime   offered at nighttime

offered in the daytimeDay Class (before 5 p.m.) offered at nighttimeEvening Class (after 5 p.m.) offered online Online Class
Revised: 3/30/23

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Description Hours
Credits 3
Lecture Hours 45
Clinical Hours 0
Lab Hours 0
Other Hours 0
Total Hours 45

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