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Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts | Evaluated Learning Experience

Camera Ready/Director's Lab (THE230)

Formerly: 
Through-Line [THE230]
Location: 
The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts, 39 West 19th Street, New York, NY.
Length: 
Version 1: 36 hours (12 weeks). Version 2: 27 hours (9 weeks).
Dates: 
Version 1: September 1992 - March 1999. Version 2: April 1999 - August 2004.
Learner Outcomes: 
Version 1: Deal with the demands of a full length TV show or film, analyzing the script for developing the arc of the role, coping with non-sequential shooting, and researching for period pieces, to integrate the acting work by means of a super objective, through-line of action, or motivating desire. Version 2: Prepare roles through study and analysis of connected film scenes and scripts, leading to playing the entire role.
Instruction: 
Version 1 or 2: This course assists students in preparing an entire role, organizing their preparation by concentrating on an actual film script, rehearsing, taping, and critiquing scenes, scoring a major role from a play, writing character biographies, doing historical research, where appropriate, and exploring roles through various techniques.  Students are assisted to achieve objectives by professional guest directors.
Credit recommendation: 
Version 1 or 2: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category or in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 2 semester hours in Theatre, Drama, Communications, or Radio and Television (11/97) (12/02 revalidation).

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