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Education (Calgary): Theatre Classes – Ambrose University

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Education (Calgary): Theatre Classes – Ambrose University



The theatre department at Ambrose University seeks to transform individual lives and local culture through training, production, and research activities related to theatre.

Come and take the full 2-yr Diploma OR a class OR Theatre as a Minor.
Courses start September 2015. Register today!


ACTING I: Meisner

An exploration of introductory work in the Stanislavsky-based methods of acting, focusing on Lee Strasberg’s Sense Memory exercises, improvisational technique, and basic scene work.
A preparation of the body for use as a dramatic instrument. Discovery of the full range of body movement while freeing up physical inhibitions. Includes an introduction to a variety of basic dance styles through Movement Labs.

Voice and Speech

Discovery of the voice and its vibration, resonation, connection to the breath, and power. Beginning work with phonetics and articulation sensitivity. The application of vocal work to text.

Vocal Production

Study of singing technique specific to actors. Includes relaxation, preparation and introduction to song preparation for performance.

Collective Creation

Actors explore a variety of theatrical roles through primarily non-text based forms of stimulating theatre creation, with a focus in the first semester on generating material and learning to critique and respond to work. The second semester furthers the exploration through refinement and performance.

Script Analysis

Through readings, written critiques, lecture and discussion, students become proficient in identifying the basic elements of story and dramatic structure.

Technical Theatre

A hands on journey through the world of technical theatre where students learn about light, sound and set design as well as costumes and props through class lecture and assignments and by practically working as technicians for the program productions.

Theatre History

A general survey of the evolution of theatre from Greek to Canadian while delving into analytical thought and play investigation.

Intro to Theatre

An introduction to all aspects to the theatre from Acting to Playwriting, to Design and Analysis. Course includes attending three production.

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