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The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts | Evaluated Learning Experience

Film Genres and History (THE125)

Location: 
The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts, 39 West 19th Street, New York, NY.
Length: 
48 hours (16 weeks).
Dates: 

September 2004 - December 2013.

Learner Outcomes: 
Recognize and identify various film genres; apply knowledge of genres to script analysis and audition skills.
Instruction: 
Early film history and the development of easily recognized genres; genre as a marketing tool; genre as an acting tool; shared elements of the most popular genres: the western, romantic comedy, film noir, and war film; the film school generation. Students write an annotated research paper and deliver a 30minute presentation on a specific film genre.
Credit recommendation: 
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category or in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Theatre, Drama, Communications, or Radio and Television (7/04) (7/07 revalidation) (6/08 revalidation).

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