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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

ACT292 Performance Analysis 2

24 hours (8 weeks).
New York Film Academy, 17 Battery Place, New York, NY.

September 2009 - December 2019.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: gain an advanced understanding of key film performances and historically important films by exploring works from the inception of the medium through the first decade of the twenty-first century; strengthen skills to analyze the development of a character arc in a film; strengthen skills to evaluate different acting styles and how they have evolved through the development of film; refine analysis for elements such as: text analysis, character objectives, conflicts, and actor choices including the commitment and focus of the actor, muscular isolation, tension, and range and quality of expression, vocal work (range of pitch, volume, use of breath), speech work (articulation, use of operative words and phrases), use of shot size (close, mid, wide), character choices and physicalization of character, range of physical expression, diversity of acting choices, imagination and creativity within given limitations of shot, use of silence, pursuit of objective and range of tactics, use of Tempo-Rhythm and Pacing in movement and speech, use of opposites and juxtaposition (fast movement/slow speech or vice versa), use of balance, repetition, equivalence, and omission.

In this course, students view and participate in discussions of pivotal film performances and develop an appreciation and technical understanding of the methods, choices, and effects of various styles of acting. Overall goal of the course is to give students a reference point for key performances and a working vocabulary of historically important films.
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 (8/14).