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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

ACT252 The Business of Acting

Formerly ACT241 The Business of Acting and Audition Skills
24 hours (8 weeks).
New York Film Academy, 17 Battery Place, New York, NY.

September 2007 - December 2019.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: use the skills required to audition successfully in a variety of circumstances; create the actor's tools of the trade, such as headshots, resumes, and cover letters; analyze casting breakdowns, self-marketing strategies, branding/positioning, etc.; and prepare a business plan for securing work as an actor.


This course introduces students to the business of acting and incorporates cover letter writing, resume writing, headshots, and how to positively promote themselves to the industry. Students also learn etiquette and unique skills needed to audition well. Students work in a mock audition format, including cold reading, working from sides, and general interviews, which are videotaped for critique.

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 (6/07) (8/08) (8/14 revalidation).