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Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

New York Film Academy | Evaluated Learning Experience

ACT112 Acting Technique

Formerly ACT110 Acting Technique
Location: 
New York Film Academy, 17 Battery Place, New York, NY.
Length: 
Version 1: 96 hours (16 weeks). Version 2: 84 hours (16 weeks).
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: get in touch with sensibility and awareness to external and internal (imagination and personal experience) stimuli; break down natural inhibitions; prepare to approach scene work with intelligence, integrity, heart and emotional freedom; analyze and perform a text using exercises in dramatic action; apply observation and character studies through improvisation; explore and perform a monologue. Version 2: Students will be able to: demonstrate proper relaxation and preparation, targeting focus toward given circumstances; the role of imagination in generating a physical response in the actor; demonstrate the capacity to stand alone (without a partner) and perform with honesty and specificity; prepare and perform selected pieces assigned by the instructor; learn to select a piece that suits his/her voice and type (dramatic or comedic), and after memorization, personalization, sense memory, pursuit of a specific goal or outcome, role of the obstacles in increasing tension, and suspense, pacing, physicalization and physical connection to text.

Instruction: 

Version 1 and 2: This course introduces students to exercises of the master acting teachers of the 20th century, including Stanislavski, Chekhov, Grotowski, Strasberg, and Adler, with a practical application of these exercises to build a foundation for future acting skills.

Credit recommendation: 

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). 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).

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