This introduction to acting explores psychology and human behavior from page to stage. Students learn how to read a script, how to work on a scene, breaking it down into beats. Students study and utilize a rehearsal process, working with various scenes from American and English theatre, along with a scene partner. Script study includes monologues as well as scenes and requires performance of both.
Filmmaking I is a hands-on introduction to key photographic concepts and the core concepts of self-expression with moving images. Students shoot digital video to learn the basic principles and techniques of light, composition, camerawork, editing and storytelling. Students will complete short individual assignments (in class), and work on a small group film project (in & out of class). There is a field-trip to a film festival (we will not have regular class that week).
Creative Writing I
The purpose of this course is to introduce you to the basic structure and elements of writing poetry and short fiction as well as the methods most commonly used in that kind of writing. In addition, we will introduce you to some of the luminaries of the literary world, and examine them for what we can learn from them.
Studio Art I
This course is an introduction to the fundamental materials, techniques and concepts of two-dimensional visual art. Each session will be structured to include materials, technique and concept exercises, the discovery of work by artists by artists both historic and contemporary, critiques of work done in and outside of class, and studio time.
Creative Writing II
Welcome to “Introduction to Creative Writing - FICTION.” The purpose of this course is to
introduce you to the basic structure and elements of short fiction as well as the methods most
commonly used in that kind of writing. In addition, we will introduce you to some of the
luminaries of the literary world, and examine them for what we can learn from them.
Studio Art II
The Studio Art I course is an introductory class for the core focal points of two-dimensional Visual Arts. This course will be provided through the utilization of Tzohar’s virtual learning platform complemented with face-to-face teaching assistance. Students will have the opportunity for virtual class lectures, teaching demonstrations, class discussions, and project critiques with limitless online art resources, multi-media options, and the chance to find their own unique Visual Art style. Our students will be inspired virtually while creating on campus. They will learn about and practice the visual art foundations of drawing and painting through formal explorations, technical methodologies, conceptual executions, and historical and contemporary artist influences. These practices will be specifically designed and adapted for an online learning base that can be holistically understood through studio time on campus with the support of a positive and creative online classroom environment.