Danville Area Community College offers several courses for those interested in theater and the arts. There are three specific courses for Actors, as well as a course in Theater Appreciation for those interested in what theater is all about, its history, and the various roles in the theater industry. To enroll in any of these classes, call 217-443-DACC and ask to speak to an advisor.
ARTS 105 - Theater Appreciation 3 credit hours
Theater Appreciation offers students the opportunity to explore and appreciate the role of theater in society within its cultural, aesthetic, dramatic, economic, and political manifestations in selected plays. The main aspects of theater, theater personnel and script analysis, will be explored along with theatrical forms of cultural and social significance in a historical and contemporary issue context in America and world cultures. The primary goal of this course is to provide an understanding of the art of theater and the continuing role it plays in our society. Attendance and critiques of theater plays are required.
SPEECH 145 - Acting I (fall semester) 3 credit hours SPEECH 146 - Acting II (spring semester) 3 credit hours
An introductory course(s) which emphasizes principles and methods of acting. Characterization, observation, and other basics are taught through acting exercises, improvisations,and scene study, all done through the completion of a semester-long rehearsal of a play or musical.
SPEECH 147 - Acting tutorial (spring and fall) 1 credit hour
A course to increase proficiency in preparation and presentation of theatrical performance; credit is awarded for performing in a major college production. Repeatable up to 4 times.