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The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts | Evaluated Learning Experience

Acting as a Personal Business (THE266)

Location: 
The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts, 39 West 19th Street, New York, NY.
Length: 
Version 1: 24 hours (8 weeks) Version 2: 16 hours (8 weeks)
Dates: 

Version 1: September 2004 - September 2012. Version 2: September 2012 - December 2013.

Learner Outcomes: 
Versions 1 and 2:Research work prospects; prepare picture and resume, write a cover letter, utilize the Call Sheet, and develop a knowledge of theatre contracts and the roles of industry professionals, such as agents, managers, and casting directors; market oneself as a business for employment within the film and TV industry.
Instruction: 
This course informs the actor about how to pursue a professional acting career from a business perspective. Topics covered include: developing business tools (pictures, resumes, cover letters, mailings, postcards, etc.); dealing with agents and casting directors; managing one's finances.
Credit recommendation: 
Version 1 or 2: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category or in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 1 semester hour in Theatre, Drama, Communications or Radio and Television (7/04) (7/07 revalidation) (6/08 revalidation) (7/12 revalidation).

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