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Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

New York Film Academy | Evaluated Learning Experience

1. ACT133 Voice and Movement 1 2.ACT182 Speech

1. Formerly ACT130 Voice and Movement; 2. Formerly ACT142 Speech
Location: 
New York Film Academy, 17 Battery Place, New York, NY.
Length: 

Course 1: Version 1 and 2: 48 hours (16 weeks). Course 2: Version 1: 12 hours (8 weeks). Course 2: Version 2: 20 hours (8 weeks).

Dates: 

Course 1 and 2: Version 1: September 2007 - July 2014. Course 1 and 2: Version 2: August 2014 - December 2019. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Course 1: Version 1: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: connect voice, body, and movement as an expressive whole; act with physical and vocal freedom and expression, without tension; apply the International Phonetic Alphabet toward developing Standard American speech. Course 1: Version 2: Students will be able to: experience a greater freedom of expression (vocally and physically) and be able to apply this work to character development and text; explain the relationship between physical and emotional life and apply these discoveries to acting choices; develop confidence in physical instincts; discover vocal freedom and release of tension; learn and use vocal and physical warm-up; acquire increased awareness of personal, physical, and vocal habits to bring their instrument to a neutral state and make specific character choices. Course 2: Version 1: Students will be able to:use the International Phonetic Alphabet in the scoring of a piece of text; recognize and reproduce the hallmarks of Standard American speech. Course 2: Version 2: Students will be able to: experience an increased auditory awareness of their own speech as well as that of their peers; learn how articulators engage to produce each vowel, diphthong, and consonant; practice producing phonemes in words and phrases and employ concepts of sense stress and operative words in their own work on text; practice a basic set of warm-up exercises; demonstrate an awareness of Standard American Speech and a means of working toward the production of speech; employ a technique to apply speech to text through the use of the Operative Words and Sense Stress; explain the importance of vowels and consonants in speech; successfully apply phonetics to text and accent work; and understand the basic tools and understanding for learning accents.

Instruction: 

Course 1: Version 1 and 2: In this course, students learn to access their natural voice through relaxation exercises designed to improve alignment and alleviate habitual tension. Students study Standard American Speech and the IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet) in order to remove any regional dialects and attain more resonant speech. They also practice vocal characterization through text work and they begin to experiment with different ways of becoming physically present in their work. Elements of various approaches are taught, including some or all of the following: modern dance, yoga, Alexander technique, and Laban. Course 2: Version 1 and 2: In this course, students begin to develop a pleasing neutral mastery of the vowels and consonants of spoken English in order to open him/herself to the speech of the character being portrayed. Students are introduced to the basics of the International Phonetic Alphabet and Standard American speech and are taught to apply them to both Shakespearean and contemporary texts.

Credit recommendation: 

Course 1 and 2: 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 (6/07) (8/08). NOTE: Course 1 and 2 must both be completed to receive credit. Course 1 and 2: Version 2: 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 (6/07) (8/08) (8/14 revalidation). NOTE: Course 1 and 2 must both be completed to receive credit.

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