DRMA 161 Acting for Film & Media • 5 Cr.


Introduces acting techniques as applied to film and other media. Students become comfortable in front of a lens and learn to convey on-camera believability. Shot styles include masters, two shots, over-the-shoulders, and close-ups. Students also take roles behind the camera.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Use a variety of warm ups for rehearsal, performance, presentation.
  • Maintain concentration on film or tape.
  • Identify a character's objective and obstacle.
  • Use acting technique to in a monologue or scene while in front of a camera.
  • Perform in front of a camera using the skills necessary for film, television, commercial work, industrials and web series.
  • Audition for a variety of film and video events.
  • Explain the functions and importance of the emotional, physical and vocal tools available for further study in acting.
  • Employ some of the emotional, physical and vocal tools of acting to improve a performance.