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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

ACT107 Seven-Week Acting for Film Workshop

Course Category: 
Location: 
New York Film Academy, 17 Battery Place, New York, NY.
Length: 
189 hours (6 weeks).
Dates: 

September 2009 - December 2019.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: discuss film as a visual medium; break a scene down into beats and assign an action to each beat and create an emotional arc; 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; put to use 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; and examine the role of the director with an emphasis on how this role affects the choices an actor makes in performance.

Instruction: 

Acting for film, scene study, and acting for TV are the principal areas of concentration in this advanced workshop designed for student actors with prior training. These areas coincide in the creation of a thesis film project and student films shot by the filmmaking students, in which the students act. Script analysis, monologues, voice and movement, comedy, improvisation, cold reading, the business of acting, stage combat, editing for actors, and make-up supplement instruction and inform the final scenes and presentations. In addition, students perform their choice of either a monologue or scene for an invited audience at the completion of the workshop.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 6 semester hours in Theatre, Drama, Communications, or Radio and Television (8/14). NOTE: This course overlaps in content with ACT101, ACT103, ACT104, 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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