COMP 433 - Special Topics in Composition
Section: 002 Speaking From the Stage
Term: FA 2017
Subject: Music Composition (COMP)
Department: Music School
May be repeated for credit.
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Through the examination of the manners in which emotion, plot, drama, and characterization are conveyed through verbal and non-verbal communication, this course will explore the art of speaking from the stage. An invigorating, collaborative class to discover and tell your story, describe your art, pitch your ideas and/or teach an audience, this course is available for students in any major who are interested in improving their public-speaking skills.

The foundation of the course content will be a combination of brief lectures and project presentations with feedback. We will have both group and individual projects, with varied parameters, throughout the term. Other assignments will include a few short quizzes, a few short public events reports, project presentations and participation in classroom discussions.

Course Objectives:

  • To enrich and hone the performative skills required for public speaking through collaborative and individual work.
  • To provide practical tools to overcome performance anxiety.
  • To provide a breadth and depth of context for new ways to apply creativity to speaking from a stage in any discipline.

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Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this class. Simply bring a willingness to expand your public-speaking comfort zone and learn to improve your dynamic, effective and efficient communication from the stage.

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COMP 433 - Special Topics in Composition
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002 (REC)
TuTh 8:30AM - 10:00AM
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