CAS-395B   Special Topics in Communication: Advanced Acting and Directing for Stage and Screen

Students will learn three specific techniques used by contemporary directors and actors. First, we will focus on Stanislavskian Method, then move on to the realistic acting techniques of Sanford Meisner, and end with the more stylized performances of independent cinema and experimental theatre. The first half of the semester, we will work on scripts for the stage, and in the second half we will adapt these scripts for screen, executing professional shoots with the students in Advanced Media Production. Students will choose a focus of acting or directing.