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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

CAP21 (Collaborative Arts Project 21) | Evaluated Learning Experience

Interp II (Voice and Speech Production Course)


84 hours (7 weeks).

CAP21, 18 W. 18th Street, New York, NY.

August 2009 - June 2017.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: identify the events in a story; demonstrate an understanding of the basics of gesture through practical application; employ the various sides of themselves through physicality (changing centers and mask work); create characters by utilizing vocal resonators and pitch; manipulate Neutral American Speech to create character; work as an ensemble member for storytelling; and apply basic Viewpoints technique.  


This course allows students to explore the fundamentals of creating an ensemble production from extant literary text, utilizing imaginative voice and body work to create atmosphere, "set", character, and story. The course culminates in a 45-minute presentation of a workshop ensemble theatre piece. Students undertake lessons and exercises in Storytelling, Character work using Voice, Body, and Imagination and Ensemble Technique. Lessons and exercises are drawn from Neutral Mask Work, Mikhail Chekhov technique, Joseph Campbell (A Hero with 1,000 Faces, the Hero's Journey), and Anne Bogart's Gesture and Viewpoint work. 

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category or in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Musical Theatre and related disciplines (5/10) (7/15 revalidation).