2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    
    Jan 27, 2023  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

SPCH 275 - Voice and Speech for Performance


Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: SPCH 100 or consent of instructor
Required of Theatre majors; optional for Theatre minors. A course designed to assist students to improve voice production and speech articulation skills. Emphasis is given to students who anticipate careers requiring the use of voice and speech in professional applications. More specifically, it is intended to help students to acquire:

1) Understanding of the mechanics and dynamics of the human voice;

2) Freedom and flexibility in the use of voice elements;

3) Skill in applying those elements to various speech performance contexts;

4) Understanding of the full range of nonverbal communication as it relates to the human voice;

5) The sensibility that connects breath to sound, feeling to thought, human need to communicative impulse, and words to social and artistic skill.