Amarillo College Conservatory Theatre

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Summer Course Descriptions

The Young Professional
Payne

This course will review and perfect basic skills like diction, stage movement, and focus. Advanced technique, like natural acting and script study, will also be introduced in this course.

Little Bards
Payne

The new vocalist requires a safe and controlled environment to learn early technique. An experienced singer will offer instruction in pronunciation, breathing exercises, and keeping pitch and rhythm.

Props & Costume Crafting
McBride

Calling all little engineers and artists! This course trains clever young minds to think creatively, and young hands to build simple props and costume pieces.

The Art of the Monologue
Payne

Every person auditioning for a job needs to memorize and perform a monologue that suits him or her. In this class, an instructor will work with students to find and perfect two different monologues that contrast in style.

Shakespearean Studies
Payne

Taught by an expert in the field, this course takes a look at the history behind the written works of the one of our world's finest playwrights, William Shakespeare. Students will learn to interpret and perform some of the most famous stories we all still love today.

The Perfect Prop
McBride

This class teaches young engineers the skills they need to enter the world of technical theater. For example, students will build believable and functional props and costume pieces.

Introduction to Improv
Payne

This class welcomes the young actor into the hilarious and exciting world of improv acting. In this course, students will be exposed to basic rules and philosophies that are essential to understand before taking Advanced Improv. 

Student Directing
Payne

This is a preparatory course that offers students a chance to direct a scene after they are taught basic skills and concepts that any modern director must understand.

Vocal Training I
Payne

This course is meant for singers that have sang in front of people at least once or twice. Students will be given a lot of individual attention, and they will endure ear training and will be taught how to sing together in harmony.

Modern Dance
Holmes

Thanks to social media platforms, young choreographers in the modern world are able to share their talents all across the world with a single click. This class gives focus to learning choreography from some of today's most prolific young choreographers.

Vocal Training II
Payne

This course offers a performance experience to those vocalists who feel comfortable singing in front of people. Basic technique will be reviewed, but advanced harmony and basic choreography will be achieved by end of this week.

Meisner Intensive
McBride

This pivotal course is a part of our long-standing intensive series, and this summer is no exception. This class forces advanced students to think critically and feel realistic emotions while on stage. Experienced actors who wish to push beyond their personal barriers should take this class. 

Scene Studies
Payne

In this course, every student will be assigned a role in a well-known scene. Every student will study, memorize, and correctly interpret that role under the supervision of an experienced director. This course is for anyone looking to put their skills to the test, but might not have the time to commit to a full production.

Advanced Improv
Payne

After completing Intro to Improv, a student will be introduced into the world of long-form improv. Actors will be subjected to rigorous coaching and honest criticism. These students should be able to execute extremely realistic and believable performances upon completion of this course. 

The Physical Actor
McBride

This class gives focus to fitness, nonverbal technique, and physical awareness. This course also helps a performer understand how to tell a story with no words at all. Please dress to move comfortably in this course. 

Comedy Sports Training
Payne

This course is specifically designed to train the finest improvisers of the Conservatory for a possible spot on the Conservatory's upcoming improv troupe. These students will master short-form improv and will feel extremely comfortable on stage in front of an audience upon completion of this course.