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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

Stand-Up Comedy for Actors (THE402)

27 hours (9 weeks).
The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts, 39 West 19th Street, New York, NY.

January 2007 - December 2013.

Learner Outcomes: 
Develop a 5-minute stand-up comedy routine for performance in a live nightclub setting.
Implement writing techniques that include the basic understanding of joke structure, timing and rhythm, point of view, and character/persona development. Emphasis on differences and similarities between acting and stand-up performance; use of a Writing Circle in which students act as each other's sound boards for developing material, under the supervision of the instructor.
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 (7/07)(6/08 revalidation).