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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

New York Film Academy | Evaluated Learning Experience

1. ACT202 Acting for Film 2; 2. ACT244 Filmmaking Production Workshops (optional course); 3. ACT246 Acting for Film Production Workshop (now included with Course 1-ACT202 Acting for Film 2)

1. Formerly ACT240 Acting for Film 2
Location: 
New York Film Academy, 17 Battery Place, New York, NY
Length: 

Course 1: Version 1: 90 hours (16 weeks). Course 1: Version 2: 84 hours (16 weeks);

Course 2: Version 1 and 2: 7 to 21 hours (16 weeks), depending upon projects (optional courses);

Course 3: Version 1 and 2: 10 to 40 hours (16 weeks), depending upon projects.

Dates: 

Course 1, 2, and 3: Version 1: September 2007 - July 2014. Course 1, 2, and 3: Version 2: August 2014 - December 2019. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Course 1: Version 1 and 2: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: tell a story physically on film applying awareness of camera and understanding of character and plot development; develop characterization for a role by analyzing script and behaving responsibly on location; master self-criticism when watching raw footage. Course 2: Version 1 and 2: Students will be able to perform scripted material on location with a director and a full film crew. Course 3: Version 1: Students will be able to: apply acting skills, meet expectations, and exercise proper on-set etiquette on a film shoot. Course 3: Version 2: Same as Course 1, Version 2.

Instruction: 

Course 1: Version 1 and 2: In this course, students further develop skills from earlier instruction and apply this to additional in-class exercises. Students begin to formulate ideas, secure locations, acquire props, develop characters, and write dialogue. Course 2: Version 1 and 2: During the second semester of the one-year Acting for Film program, students are cast in day-long shoots of scenes directed by the one-year Filmmaking students. Students participate in at least one film project and may work in as many as three projects over the course of the workshop. The shoots are set on location, selected by the student director, with a full crew of filmmaking students on hand, and supervised by the Filmmaking program's instructors. Actors receive the script in advance and rehearsal and preparation work are the actor's responsibility and are not included in the course hours. Course 3: Version 1: This course represents the culmination of the first year of the Acting for Film Program. Students are cast in a role in an original short film at the end of their second semester course work. The film is shot on location over four days with a crew comprised of NYFA film staff under the supervision of the Acting for Film instructors. Through earlier study, students have been paired and via improvisation, they create characters and dialogue for the short film, under supervision. The class as a whole develops a narrative thread to link the individual scene-stories. After edits by the instructor for maximum filmic impact, students receive the script and the preparation process of memorization and rehearsal is then undertaken. For the shoot, students are required to arrive camera-ready on each of the shoot days. This workshop is treated as a professional film shoot with the etiquette and expectations implied therein. Course 3: Version 2: Same as Course 1, Version 2.

Credit recommendation: 

Course 1, 2, and 3: Version 1: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 4 semester hours in Theatre, Drama, Communications, or Radio and Television (6/07) (8/08). NOTE: Course 1, 2, and 3 must all be completed to receive credit. Course 1, 2, and 3: 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 (8/14 revalidation). NOTE: Course 1, 2, and 3 must all be completed to receive credit.

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