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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

ACT101 One-Week Acting for Film Workshop

Course Category: 
Location: 
New York Film Academy, 17 Battery Place, New York, NY.
Length: 
Version 1: 37.5 hours (1 week). Version 2: 45 hours (1 week).
Dates: 

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

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Version 1: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: recognize the importance of acting technique and the actor's technical understanding to performing scenes for the camera; discuss the integration of the voice and body into performance; examine the basic structure of monologues; discuss how the mechanics of film affect the choices the actor makes in approaching text; be able to discuss film as a visual medium; modulate a performance to fit the framing of shots, from establishing to close-up; apply text analysis to scripted material; prepare two contrasting monologues;and examine the roles of the director with an emphasis on how these roles affect the choices an actor makes in his/her performance. Version 2: Students will be able to: establish an objective and develop strategies to overcome obstacles to achieving the objective; play an action; modulate a performance to fit the framing of shots, from establishing to close-up; utilize dramatic action, observation, and characterization through scene work; apply text analysis to scripted material; prepare two contrasting monologues; connect the body and voice to scripted material; increase flexibility through body awareness (yoga and pilates exercises); refine listening skills and ensemble playing through improvisation; recognize the essential choices needed for effective execution of cold readings; demonstrate effective use of physical and emotional life; examine the role of the director with an emphasis on how this role affects the choices an actor makes in performance; and be able to discuss film as a visual medium.

Instruction: 

Version 1 and 2: Acting for film and scene study are the two principal areas of concentration in this introductory program. These areas coincide in the creation of short, filmed scenes in which students act. Students are exposed to classes in acting technique, monologues, voice and movement, audition techniques, including cold reading technique and the business of acting and film craft, which explore the language of film and how films are made.

Credit recommendation: 

Version 1 and 2: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in Theatre, Drama, Communications, or Radio and Television (8/07) (8/08) (8/14 revalidation). NOTE: This course overlaps in content with ACT103, ACT104, ACT107, and ACT108. The maximum amount of recommended credit for any combination of these courses is 6 semester hours. Further, these courses overlap with the One-Year Acting for Film Program. If a student progresses to the One-Year Program, only the recommended credits in the One-Year Program should apply.

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