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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

ACT112 Twelve-Week Evening Acting for Film Workshop

Course Category: 
Location: 
New York Film Academy, 17 Battery Place, New York, NY.
Length: 

Version 1: 90 hours (12 weeks). Version 2: 108 hours (12 weeks).

Dates: 

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

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Version 1 and 2: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: break a scene down into beats and assign an action to each beat; 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 a close-up; put to use dramatic action, observation, and characterization through scene work; and apply text analysis to scripted material.

Instruction: 

Version 1 and 2: This course provides instruction in the basics of film acting, including: calibrating performances based on shot size and angle, hitting marks, emotional and physical continuity, strength, and imagination in acting choices. Students are assigned scenes from produced screenplays which are then shot and edited with a crew. Students also learn to perform a number of film crew positions to broaden their knowledge of all duties on a professional film set.

Credit recommendation: 

Version 1: 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 (8/08). Version 2: 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 (8/08) (8/14 revalidation). NOTE: This course overlaps in content with ACT101, ACT103, ACT104, ACT 107 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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