RTV270 - Improvisation Skills

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Last revision date 2017-05-29 00:09:12.021
Last review date 2017-08-07 00:15:51.112

Subject Title
Improvisation Skills

Subject Description
This course will introduce students to the discipline of 'improv' in the style of The Second City Theatre. The Second City style of improv gives particular emphasis to the creation of scenes that tell stories. The content of the course will be basic skill development through theatre games & exercises. Some time will be spent on creative visualisation of objects and environment.

Credit Status
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Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Appreciate the importance of 'listening' as a skill.
2. Create a basic improv scene from scratch.
3. Make more spontaneous creative choices.
4. Grasp the concept of give and take in scene work.
5. Work effectively with scene partners.
6. Gain substantial performance experience.
7. Increase their creative visualization skills
8. Demonstrate competency in basic acting and scene structure.
9. Give and take feedback to expand and improve technique.
10. Apply critical thinking skills in a creative situation.

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

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Discrimination/Harassment
All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at student.conduct@senecacollege.ca.

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.