96-827-Silicon Valley Campus - Carnegie Mellon University

96-827 Improvisation for Engineers

Students will learn the fundamental techniques for improvisational acting including active listening, acceptance of other’s ideas, serving the narrative, and commitment. Using these techniques, engineers can learn new ways to generate novel solutions to complex problems, build high-trust teams, brainstorm without critiquing, and overcome anxiety when public speaking. The emphasis of the course is on creativity and spontaneity, not performance, which gives students a safe, fun, and creative environment. (Students must be present at Carnegie Mellon University in Silicon Valley campus.)

Credit units: 3 (Spring)

Prerequisites: None.

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