Acting Improvisation

Acting Improvisation
Discovery of emotion, thought process, and impulse through improvisation.
 Hours2.0 Credit, 4.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesTMA 124; or TMA 228; BFA acting or BFA MDT or acting pre-major status. By audition only.
 ProgramsContaining TMA 223
Course Outcomes

Assessment Skills

Students will assess improvised performances.

Analysis Skills

Students will analyze scripted texts for objectives, tactics, obstacles, and relationships and apply that analysis to improvised performances.

Performance and Impulse Skills

Students will demonstrate their acting ability and the ability to suppress reasoned acting choices and embrace their immediate impulses via improvisational exercises and scene work.


Students will identify and explore different ways of using their body to express emotion and characterization.