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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 III

48 hours (12 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: expand upon their personal rehearsal process; create honest, truthful characters by utilizing material discovered outside one's self; create honest, truthful characters by utilizing material discovered outside of one's self; use the full range of the actor's instrument and creativity to develop characters; apply personalization and sensory conditions and acting/script analysis techniques; identify and show how objects can become more personal; apply character work to scene work.


The purpose of this course is to expose actors to excellent techniques that will aid in building the individual craft of each artist. The focus is on utilization of lessons from Stanislavsky's Building a Character and Michael Chekhov's To the Actor, to enable actors to create and develop characters. Exercises in body work, creativity and consistency, sensory and personalization work, and detailed scene work are employed and the application of skills attained in the first year of study are emphasized. The course is divided into three units: character workshop with an open scene, comedy scene workshop, and a final scene presentation. Contemporary comedies and selected film scenes are utilized.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 2 semester hours in Musical Theatre, Drama, and related disciplines (5/10) (7/15 revalidation).