For proper placement, please use student's grade level in the fall 2014.
This one-day workshop includes guidance on how to find monologues to use for auditioning, how to develop monologues into strong performance pieces, how to make strong choices at an audition to help you stand apart from the crowd, how to do cold readings, how to connect with a scene partner, warm-ups to help you prepare for an audition, and some improv games to help you shake off your inhibitions. Students who already have a monologue with which they are working, should bring it to the class. Students without a prepared monologue will be provided with one in advance. Please register early to receive your monologue with plenty of time to spare!
Online registration available here; to register by phone, call 260-481-6977.
The following classes have already begun for fall, but will be offered again in the spring. Please check back in late November for dates.
Discover the joy of stepping onto a real stage! Bring your creativity to life and learn basic stage terminology. Use your imagination and tell your story to an audience while exploring acting, directing and playwriting. Develop characters while learning movement and vocal techniques in an exciting atmosphere. This class is led by IPFW graduate Gloria Minnich, a local actress and professional acting instructor and features a final performance during the last class.
Be inspired by learning to act on a real stage! Small class size provides lots of one-on-one interaction and a true ensemble feeling. Learn blocking techniques, how to “act” with others, how to score a script and many other acting essentials. Focus on scene work by taking a closer look at creating a character. Build on your theatre skills with improvisation and small scenes. This class is led by IPFW graduate Gloria Minnich, a local actress and professional acting instructor and features a final performance during the last class.
Gain confidence in your performing abilities! Learn acting and audition techniques and how to approach a cold reading. Build skills in character and relationships through monologues and scenes. Master your voice by learning theatrical industry standard exercises. This class is led by IPFW graduate Gloria Minnich, a local actress and professional acting instructor and features a final performance during the last class.
A full refund is given when the university cancels a course or when the IPFW Community Arts Academy receives notification of withdrawal from the registrant before the third business day prior to the start of the class. No refunds will be given after class or private instruction begins. Course cancellations may occur due to low registration. Course offerings and fees may be subject to change without notice.
IPFW is a public institution of higher education that offers a wide variety of classes, to a wide range of students from differing backgrounds, including adults and children in grades pre K – 12. While the IPFW College of Visual and Performing Arts is committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of all students, parents are reminded that it is their responsibility to supervise minors when they are on campus and not in the classroom. Before and after class, our teachers cannot take the place of a parent and assume responsibility for unsupervised children.
In case of an emergency please contact the IPFW University Police at 481-6827.
The Community Arts Academy offers regular classes for kids in pre-K through grade 12 in art, dance, music and theatre, but if you are an adult interested in personal enrichment in these areas, please visit the IPFW Division of Continuing Studies to see what types of classes they are offering.