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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

Musical Scene Study II

72 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: effectively rehearse with a partner; utilize the "Four Lists"; create all six sides of the playing space with the senses and imagination; design a specific environment to support physical actions and sensory conditions; reveal the journey and progression of the scene; listen and respond in the moment (stay present); discover the thought of the breath before singing; work with underscoring; illustrate the character's need to sing; explore obstacles in a scene; make active choices; physically commit to a character's wants; continously examine the work to keep it fresh; and apply techniques in order to work with adrenaline.


The purpose of this course is to build on and apply the skills attained in the Rodgers and Hammerstein unit and to challenge students to apply acquired techniques to a variety of musical genres,  using scences from the Musical Theatre canon beginning with the Golden Age (Guys and Dolls, Gypsy, My Fair Lady, etc.) and continuing to present day (Rent, Spring Awakening, Next to Normal, etc.). Students will be in three musical scenes over the course of the term.

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). NOTE: This course and Acting IV form a 4 semester hour course in Musical Theatre, Drama, and related disciplines.