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OLS 162 Radio Theatre • 2 Cr.


Improves reading and speaking skills, and explores different facets of the human personality. There is heavy emphasis on sight-reading and basic characterization techniques. Class culminates in a taped radio theater production. Structured to accommodate special needs learners. Prerequisite: Acceptance to the program.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate sight-reading of material and summarize content, emotions and intent
  • Apply methods and techniques that support confidence when reading aloud in front of an audience
  • Perform theatre exercises that develop voice range and contribute to clear elocution
  • Demonstrate the basics of character development and motivation, and how they influence the style of the reading, including voice tone and variations, timing and the use of silence
  • Decompose a text into its main components (beginning, middle and end) and explain how they flow and interact
  • Compare and contrast the personality of various fictional characters and differentiate from one’s personality
  • Create a performance ensemble with others

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Bellevue College
3000 Landerholm Circle SE Bellevue, WA 98007-6484 U.S.A.
Work: (425) 564-1000