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The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts | Evaluated Learning Experience

Principles of Preparation (THE224)

Formerly: 
Advanced Emotional Preparation Workshop I [THE224]) Advanced Principles of Preparation (THE237)
Location: 
The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts, 39 West 19th Street, New York, NY.
Length: 
Course 1: 24 hours (8 weeks). Course 2: 12 hours (4 weeks).
Dates: 
Course 1: April 1997 - August 2004. Course 2: April 1997 - August 2004.
Learner Outcomes: 
Course 1: Access emotional life through the use of breathing techniques, sound, movement, and sensitivity techniques; draw from within flexibility, presence, choice making, and risk taking. Course 2: Continuation of the objectives in Course 1; in addition, use thoughtful awareness from life experiences to illuminate and enrich his/her work; find inspiration by moving beyond personal experience; maintain playfulness, spontaneity, exploration, and risk taking despite time pressures.
Instruction: 
Course 1: This course helps elicit from the student flexibility, presence, the ability to make creative choices, to take risks through the use of scene work, and explore acting as integrated work through exercises in voice, speech, movement, and acting technique. Course 2: This course helps the student explore and integrate emotional preparation techniques through application of scene work with heightened response. Students analyze a script, present scene  work, and work on final reel material.
Credit recommendation: 
Course 1 and 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). NOTE: Both courses must be completed to receive credit.

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