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The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts | Evaluated Learning Experience

Daytime Drama (THE227)

Formerly: 
Intro to Daytime Drama [THE227] and Soap Opera Workshop [THE227]
Location: 
The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts, 39 West 19th Street, New York, NY.
Length: 
Version 1: 27 hours (9 weeks). Version 2: 30 hours (10 weeks).
Dates: 
Version 1: September 1993 - December 1997. Version 2: December 1998 - August 2004.
Learner Outcomes: 
Version 1: Work in the soap opera medium by garnering experience and confidence in the performance of actual soap opera scripts; deal with schedules, players, and different types of contracts available in the industry. Version 2: Prepare a role for daytime drama; handle the demands of a soap opera script; appreciate different contract roles and demands for each.
Instruction: 
 Version 1 or 2: This course acquaints the student with the basics of day-time drama, including preparation of roles, emphasizing sub-texts, working with two camera set-ups, developing audition skills, and understanding soap opera types. Students rehearse and tape scenes using props, make-up, and costumes. Participation includes lectures by industry guests. Version 2: Students rehearse and tape scenes using props, make-up, and costumes emphasizing subtexts.  Visits by industry guest professionals.
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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