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The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts | Evaluated Learning Experience

Film and TV Basics (FIL151)

Formerly: 
Acting for the Camera [FIL201]
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 : June 1996 - June 2000. Version 2: July 2000 - December 2007.
Learner Outcomes: 
Version 1 and 2: Adjust talents to the demands of the camera; identify one's acting strengths and weaknesses; be conversant with forms of the media.
Instruction: 
Version 1 and 2: This course provides an overview of film & TV introducing the actor to the various forms of the media: commercials, day-time drama, episodic TV, sit-com, as well as the film. Students prepare for further study by exercises, monologues, and scene work. (Prerequisite: Acting II (ACT121) or one year of study in acting technique.)
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). NOTE: The version of this course known as Acting for the Camera (FIL 201) and Elements of Film & TV (FIL202) overlap in content. If both courses are successfully completed, credit is recommended for only one course. 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). NOTE: The current version of this course and Elements of Film and TV (ACT201) are not duplicative. Credit is recommended for both courses.

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