Learn 21st-Century Skills through Acting

Posted on 11/29/2016 10:24:36 AM

In a trial initiative, the Department of Theater and Dance is opening THTR 140 Foundations of Performance for non-majors to benefit from the “Four Cs” of Communication, Creativity, Collaboration, and Critical Thinking.

Employers like Apple and Dell are calling out for graduates with these “21st-century skills,” which can be developed in experiential acting games and exercises, fostering confidence in interpersonal communication, stimulating creativity, and enhancing collaboration. Critical thinking is encouraged through reflective awareness that links personal experience to cognitive principles.

The course will be taught by Professor Rick Kemp, who has over 30 years of international experience as an actor and director and has published Embodied Acting: What Neuroscience Tells us About Performance (Routledge 2012) and The Routledge Companion to Jacques Lecoq (Routledge 2016).

Department of Theater and Dance