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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

New York Film Academy | Evaluated Learning Experience

ACT172 Improvisation 1

Formerly ACT150 Improvisation 1

Version 1 and 2: 24 hours (8 weeks).

New York Film Academy, 17 Battery Place, New York, NY.

Version 1 and 2: September 2007 - December 2019.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Version 1: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: act spontaneously and adapt quickly to changing circumstances in auditions, scene, and camera work; make use of basic components of improvisation, including agreement, endowment, labeling, environment, and relationships; recognize what makes a good scene work and how to develop emotional choices in the moment. Version 2: Students will be able to: create given circumstances based on free association; learn to say yes to associations created by a partner actor; function as a member of an ensemble; create improvised characters, relationships, and environments; and act spontaneously and adapt quickly to changing circumstances.


Version 1 and 2:  Students learn the basics of improvisation in the form of warm-up games and short form exercises, such as mirroring and two-person scene work. 

Credit recommendation: 

Version 1 and 2: 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 (6/07) (8/08) (8/14 revalidation).