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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Camphill Academy | Evaluated Learning Experience

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Drama

Location: 
Camphill Communities California, Soquel, CA; The Camphill School, Glenmoore, PA; Camphill Village Kimberton Hills, Phoenixville, PA; Camphill Village, USA, Copake, NY; Heartbeet Lifesharing, Hardwick, VT; Plowshare Farm, Greenfield, NH; instructor-led ind
Length: 

28 hours (variable – over several weeks - hours do not reflect extensive rehearsals).

Dates: 
September 2005 - Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Mentor-facilitated Independent Study
Workshop Intensive
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: develop human insight, personal growth and Colleagueship; overcome the fear of standing and speaking on stage; develop courage and self-confidence; speak and move clearly and with appropriate expression and meaningful gesture; deepen one’s experience of physical and aural space; show appropriate gesture in dramatic, storytelling, or educational setting; participate constructively in the group process.

Instruction: 

Instruction focuses on using a variety of dramatic disciplines, such as improvisation, role play, movement exercises and mime. Students prepare themselves for a dramatic presentation, tragedy or comedy, through extensive rehearsals (not reflected in the hours above). The course aims to allow students to become more aware of their use of language and gesture for curative work, and to participate in a social process. Through the group process of producing a play for performance, and through intensive individual coaching in speech, movement and acting, opportunities for the development of a wide range of individual and social capacities are created.

Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 2 semester hours in Curative Education, Social Therapy, Social Agriculture, Inclusive Social Development,, Education, Speech, Drama, Communication Studies, or Performing Arts (9/07) (10/10 revalidation) (11/15 revalidation) (10/20 revalidation).

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