FMI 304 Directing the Actor

3 credits, Spring

Focuses on developing the necessary skills to direct actors to achieve a desired performance. Students practice analyzing and interpreting scripts to understand the dramatic needs of the characters portrayed by the actors. Students learn how to block (plan) the physical action of a scene and establish the rhythm of a performance, as well as oversee the design elements (set, lighting, sound, costumes) of a production.

Prerequisite(s): A grade of "C" or better in FMI 301