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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

CAP21 (Collaborative Arts Project 21) | Evaluated Learning Experience

Acting I

90 hours (15 weeks).
CAP21, 18 W. 18th Street, New York, NY.

August 2009 - June 2017.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: practice using the whole body to obtain presence; demonstrate the development of skills to affect, listen, and respond simply and honestly to a partner; create and interact with an environment; identify the structure of storytelling; and physicalize text.


The purpose of this course is to enable students to define and demonstrate being present as actors. Primary techniques of Memory, Sensory Awareness, Imagination, Research and Text Analysis are employed to enable actors to create the world, relationship, and story of the play. Students participate in partner and group exercises to enable them to learn the value of a warm-up; identify and release unnecessary tension, connect to their breath; correct bad habits; energize, focus, see, hear, and respond simply and clearly to given circumstances; identify their bodies as instruments; and employ their senses, experiences, and imaginations to act with precision and economy in order to tell a specific story in a specific environment. Students participate in a short two-person scene from a one-act play and a full-length, modern American play to apply natural tools of acting.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Musical Theatre, Drama, and related disciplines (5/10) (7/15 revalidation).