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Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts | Evaluated Learning Experience

Voice and Speech I (THE101)

Version 1 or 2: 36 hours (12 weeks).
The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts, 39 West 19th Street, New York, NY.
Version 1: September 1997 - August 2001. Version 2: September 2001 - August 2004.
Learner Outcomes: 
Version 1: Strengthen voice release, breath support and control, resonance, and physical alignment; improve vowel and consonant action; use the International Phonetic Alphabet for phonetic scoring and neutralizing regional speech patterns. Version 2: Produce a fully supported forward placed speaking voice that is responsive to the demands of the text; speak with clarity of speech and articulation; recognize one's true sound.
Version 1: Voice release exercises; abdominal breathing; Alexander alignment work; bringing the voice to life; consonant and vowel work; phonetic scoring. Version 2: Work on mastering techniques of voice and speech through drill and exercises. Audio and video tapes are used as training and teaching tools.
Credit recommendation: 
Version 1 or 2: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category or in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 2 semester hours in Theatre, Drama or Speech (11/97) (12/02 revalidation).