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Speech (HCP-SP)


96 hours (32 weeks).

120 Bank Street, New York, NY 10014

September 2012 – Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: demonstrate a greater understanding of the elements of speech and an ability to apply the basic principles of speech in rehearsal and performance; as a group, construct an educational and collaborative environment that is free of judgment, where it is safe to commit to bold choices and brave “mistakes”; identify and manipulate the physical elements of speech; maximize linguistic detail of speech; discuss and demonstrate a working knowledge of the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA).


This is an immersive classroom based course. Actors are introduced to the skills of speech through the work of Dudley Knight and Philip Thompson, which allows students to develop flexibility, muscularity, and specificity in producing speech sounds. The goal is to increase intelligibility as well as plasticity in handling the specific demands of any text. These fundamental practices are useful to both native and non-native American speakers. The International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) is introduced, and over time the goal is to develop a working knowledge of this system, which provides a basis for analyzing, practicing, and acquiring a gamut of different accents and patterns of speaking. 

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 6 semester hours in Dramatic Arts or Theatre Arts (8/17) (9/22 revalidation). NOTE: All courses that comprise the Hagen Core Training Program must be completed to gain access to credit recommendations.