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TMA 121, 122 : The Voice: TMA 122

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Humanities  Reference
Level 5
Hours: M-Th: 8am-9pm;
F: 8am-6pm; Sat:10am-6pm


About TMA 122: Voice Prod. Phonetics 1

PREREQUISITE:  BFA acting or acting pre-major status; or instructor's consent.

DESCRIPTION:  Foundational exercises to aid in freeing tensions, habits/patterns, and finding the natural state of the voice. Lab required. Introduction to the use of Standard American Stage Dialect with International Phonetic Alphabet. Identification of speech/articulation problems.


Students will practice voice production techniques, including Fitzmaurice and Linklater methods, identifying a "personal voice", integrating voice work, acting technique, emotional dexterity, use of impulses , and self-discovery in performance.

Students will deconstruct areas of physical and emotional tension and apply restructured breathing and speaking techniques.

Students will identify and articulate key characteristics of the International Phonetic Alphabet and the Standard American Stage Dialect and integrate the Standard American Stage Dialect into acting performance.

Students will self-evaluate individual progress and performance, practice effective and supportive vocal coaching and peer evaluation, and apply professional work habits.

Begin to deconstruct areas of physical and emotional tension and apply restructuring breathing techniques to text

Have a greater awareness of their own bodies address individual problems which can inhibit sound through specific exercises

Gain greater self-awareness and acceptance of their “holistic” self without judgment

Increase emotional vulnerability in their acting

Increase breath capacity for power and support in monologue work             

Develop a larger concept of spirituality which includes use of their bodies and voices awell as their spirits; emulate gospel principles in their art as well as in their lives

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