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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts | Evaluated Learning Experience

Commercial Basics (COM101)

24 hours (8 weeks).
The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts, 39 West 19th Street, New York, NY.
September 1992 - December 2007.
Learner Outcomes: 
Grasp the nature of commercial acting; achieve an awareness of one's commercial look and the techniques of dealing with commercial copy, both spoken and silent; acquire the process and deal with the pressures of interviewing and auditioning.
This course familiarizes the student with the basics of on-camera work for commercials through taping exercises, improvisation and working on actual commercial texts, with an introduction to site specifics, including the microphone, camera, recording equipment, and studio.
Credit recommendation: 
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category or in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 1 semester hour in Theatre, Drama, Communications, or Radio and Television (11/97) (12/02 revalidation).