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Department ofTheatre and Dance

THTR 9 - Defining the Performing Artist

Being in tune as a performing artist means being aware of the connection between body, mind, and spirit. Topics include discussion of professional résumés, head shots, auditions, and career choices. Also, the implications of being a performing artist, body image and awareness, self-esteem, lifestyle/health choices, nutrition and diet, and stress management strategies. (4 units)

"1 in 10 jobs in California is directly or indirectly related to the creative sector... Many many of our skills that we teach in the department and the knowledge base that we give, supports that huge creative industry." - Kristin Kusanovich