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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

ACT222 Meisner 2

Formerly ACT220 Meisner Technique 2
Version 1: 72 hours (16 weeks). Version 2: 66 hours (16 weeks).
New York Film Academy, 17 Battery Place, New York, NY.

Version 1: September 2007 -  July 2014. Version 2: August 2014 - December 2019.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Version 1: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: apply moment to moment work outside of one's own experience; harness personal powers of instinct, imagination, emotional truth, sense of reality, and personal experience in order to bring a deeper, more lively and personally unique expressiveness to the work; discover how to play relationships effectively; improvise, using justification, applying various physical and speaking choices when analyzing texts and interpreting characters in scene work. Version 2: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: demonstrate self sufficiency in the realm of emotional preparation; practice effective methods for creating powerful imaginary circumstances and incorporate those circumstances into the framework of a written play; and further shape listening skills and deepen ability to live "in the moment" on stage.


Version 1 or 2: Instruction focuses on the Meisner technique, honing listening and responding skills, and applying the technique to scripted text.

Credit recommendation: 

Version 1 and 2: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Theatre, Drama, Communications, or Radio and Television (6/07) (8/08) (8/14 revalidation).