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The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts | Evaluated Learning Experience

Continuing Scene Study (FIL325)

Formerly: 
Continuing Scene Study Class [FIL401])
Location: 
The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts, 39 West 19th Street, New York, NY.
Length: 
Version 1: 36 hours (12 weeks). Version 2: 24 hours (8 weeks).
Dates: 
Version 1: September 1997 - August 2000. Version 2: September 2000 - December 2007.
Learner Outcomes: 
Version 1: Utilize the technique of scoring an action and a role as preparation for on-camera work; apply the technique as a working process in approaching any scene work in film, TV, or stage. Version 2: Buttress, deepen, and broaden work introduced in Scene Study (FIL 215); deal with more sophisticated camera moves, angles, and close-ups; master the concept of physical and emotional continuity.
Instruction: 
Version 1 or 2: This is an advanced acting class that builds on the principles of the structure of an action taught in Scene Study for Film & Television (FIL 215) or (FIL301). Through blocking, rehearsing, taping, and viewing scenes, the student develops an understanding of the physical foundation for scoring and structuring a role, defining characters, and dealing with scenic problems, with some discussion of short and long-term goals in career development. Students work on more difficult and emotionally demanding scenes requiring advanced camera techniques. (Prerequisite: Scene Study for Film & Television (FIL 215) or (FIL301).)
Credit recommendation: 
Version 1 : 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).  Version 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 (12/02 revalidation).

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