NYU Steinhardt

Acting: Pedagogy, Technique, and Performance

  • Course Number: MPAET-GE 2255
  • Hours: 30
  • Units: 3
  • Description: This course offers students opportunities to explore the development & implementation of acting curricula for young actors, specifically focused on the performance of contemporary scenes & monologues, with young people between the ages of 12 & 18; these young actors are all members of the NYU-Steinhardt Youth Theatre Ensemble. The curricula will be created & examined from artistic, technical, & pedagogical perspectives, using 20th & 21st century texts from a variety of sources. In a uniquely theoretical & practical setting, students will explore the exercises as a community - led by the course instructor, ultimately partnering with the NYU-Steinhardt Youth Theatre Ensemble to investigate specific approaches to acting in process - using scaffolding, assessment, & performance as benchmarks for reflection & revision.
  • Old Course Number: E17.2255