Advanced Topics in the Performing Arts: The Audition and the Actor

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Fall 2017 quarter

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Students must have significant experience in acting in which they have developed good performance skills and a strong work ethic. Students with traditional or non-traditional performance backgrounds are strongly urged to apply.

Have you ever auditioned for a show and weren't quite sure how?  Or, do you become very nervous because you feel you aren't well-prepared?  This program is a chance for students to learn new skills and practice the art of auditioning.  This is a practical hands-on program. Curriculum includes: preparing for the audition, how to choose a monologue, cold readings and improvisation technique, and audition etiquette. Students should be prepared to spend considerable out-of-class time to memorize and rehearse their monologues.  Students will learn learn how to choose and create a portfolio of classic, comic, and dramatic monologues and will present their memorized and rehearsed selections each week in technique and critique workshops. Participants should have a strong interest in performance, acting, and be able to work independently and collaboratively. The newly-trained actors will present their best audition monologues, for friends and family, in a showcase at the end of the quarter. 

Program Details

Fields of Study

communication theater

Preparatory For

performance, theatre, acting, public speaking, and teaching.


Fall Signature

Location and Schedule

Campus Location


Time Offered


Online Learning

No Required Online Learning


$75 for performance and entrance fees.


2017-07-31Fee added ($75).
2017-04-19This program requires faculty approval to register.