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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts | Evaluated Learning Experience

Commercial Course (COM251)

Formerly: 
[COM201]
Location: 
The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts, 39 West 19th Street, New York, NY.
Length: 
Version 1: 40 hours (10 weeks). Version 2 or 3: 32 hours (8 weeks).
Dates: 
Version 1: September 1992 - August 2000. Version 2: September 2000 - August 2004. Version 3: September 2004 - December 2007.
Learner Outcomes: 
Version 1, 2, or 3: Apply basic acting skills to the needs and requirements of auditioning for and acting in commercials, such as slice of life, spokesperson formats, and commercials without dialogue (MOS); translate non-scripted direction into actable behavior; adapt acting choices to the needs of the client and the camera.
Instruction: 
Version 1, 2, or 3: Through lecture/demonstration, improvisation, and on-camera lab work, the student is introduced to and develops the ability to analyze and perform the various genres of TV commercials. (Prerequisite: Minimum one year of previous acting training.)
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). Version 3: 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 (11/97) (12/02 revalidation). NOTE: The revised credit recommendation for Version 3 reflects a reconsideration, since the date of the initial  or subsequent evaluation, of how this course complements current degree programs in the field, rather than any substantive change in course objectives or content.

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