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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts | Evaluated Learning Experience

Salon (THE257)

Location: 
The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts, 39 West 19th Street, New York, NY.
Length: 
24 hours (8 weeks).
Dates: 
September 2006 - December 2006.
Learner Outcomes: 
Apply and integrate basic acting technique, by researching, analyzing, creating, and performing historic and stylized genre performances.
Instruction: 
This course explores a specific period through research of modes and manners and vocal and movement work. The class includes instruction on gathering dramaturgical research appropriate to the script and time period, vocal accent work, dance styles, the effect of period clothing, furniture, and props on an actor's physical life, and the effect of period manners and etiquette on the actor's characterization. Each class explores a different rehearsal aspect and stresses the actor's need to externalize a sense of style appropriate to the period and genre. The student is required to integrate vocal, physical, and acting skills through additional rehearsal outside of class time. The class culminates in a performance of portions of a period film and brings together all of the skills learned throughout the course.
Credit recommendation: 
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 (7/07).

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