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Script Analysis Courses

Located in the heart of Hollywood, the Theatre of Arts drama conservatory offers script analysis classes to all students enrolled in our accredited two-year acting degree program. Interested in pursuing an acting career? We invite you to apply or request free information today.


Script Analysis

SB101, Year One (2 Credits)


In these classes students work continuously on a variety of material and will be guided to develop skills in deconstructing and mining text from scripts, screenplays and teleplays. Foundations of text analysis and its relevance to the actor’s process will be deeply explored. Students are instructed in practical techniques that will help them identify and fulfill stylistic demands of a diverse range of plays, screenplays and sides. Students also engage in a process of incorporating their understanding of the stages of character journey into choices in performance.


Prerequisites: Rehearsal/Performance


Course Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of this course, students should demonstrate:


  • Ability to deconstruct and analyze text in order to identify character journey and stylistic demands

  • Clear and practical understanding of the relationship between text, subtext and context

  • Ability to detect clues in the text that may inform performance choices

  • Ability to combine objective discoveries made through research and analysis with subjective personal creativity and practical application in performance

  • Ability to derive playable objectives through systematic exploration of text


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