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Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

New York Film Academy | Evaluated Learning Experience

ACT212 Scene Study

Formerly ACT210 Scene Study
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: analyze and perform scripted material with a scene partner; create a character. Version 2: Students will be able to: approach acting work on a scene including: historical research, preparation, development of objective, rehearsal with a scene partner; develop refined choices, active listening, and staging; and further develop skills learned in ACT112 Acting Technique and the importance of moment-to-moment give and take with a scene partner.

Instruction: 

Version 1 and 2: In this course, students work on scenes from published plays and screenplays in order to apply the basic concepts of approaching a text. These concepts include defining objectives, breaking the scene into beats, understanding the arc, pursuing an objective, playing actions, and working to overcome obstacles. In addition, students develop a solid foundation in establishing characters based on the text and their own experiences and imaginations.

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 (8/14 revalidation).

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