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The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts | Evaluated Learning Experience

Introduction to Comedy (IMP254)

Formerly: 
Actor's Comedy Workshop [FIL304]
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 1994 - August 2000. Version 2: September 2000 - December 2007.
Learner Outcomes: 
Version 1: Develop three-dimensional comic characters; recognize and play comic possibilities within a script and within oneself; physicalize comic choices and structure a scene. Version 2: Define terminology and discuss concepts of comedy to develop a comic personae; develop auditioning skills for television comedy.
Instruction: 
Version 1 or 2: Using both acting and improvisational techniques, students work on-camera with scripts for sit-coms, sketch comedies, commercials, and industrial films which involve comedy. (Prerequisite: Improvisation (IMP151 or IMP101) or one semester of improvisation training plus 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). 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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