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THTR 1051 - Creative Dramatics

Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture NoneLab None
Course Description: This course teaches techniques of creative play through unscripted (improvisational) exercises. Improvisational techniques are used to inspire the imagination and guide students to create both collaboratively and spontaneously. Students learn to use objects, visual art, music, and folktales in creative exercises. Students learn how to plan and lead improvisational teambuilding activities using small or large groups. This course serves students interested in teaching, acting, directing group activities, or counseling.
MnTC Goals
None

Prerequisite(s): None
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: None

Major Content
  1. Analyzing and Adapting Folktales
  2. Comic Inspiration for Improvisation
  3. Creating Community- Icebreakers and Teambuilding
  4. Drama Tools for Personal Growth
  5. Planning, Leading, Evaluating Creative Group Activities
  6. Using Music to Inspire Creativity/ Making Music to Inspire Creativity
  7. Using Objects/Props to Inspire Creativity and Storymaking
  8. Using Pictures to Inspire Creativity

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. Employ improvisation exercises for group work
  2. Adapt fairytales/folktales for group performance
  3. Lead a forty minute creative class session using small groups
  4. Plan a forty minute creative class session for small groups
  5. Apply music, art, props/objects, visual images to creative play


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