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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

Special Topics II: Directing Actors II


18 hours (16 weeks).

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

October 2011 - December 2019.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: write effective casting notices; know where to place audition notices for prospective talent; organize a casting call; select appropriate audition material based on thesis needs; run professional auditions; assess which actors are suitable for callbacks; create an effective rehearsal plan; and collaborate with actors to improvise and improve thesis scripts.


This course consists of six classes that allow students to apply the introduction they received in Special Topics: Directing Actors I  and move it to a deeper level. Major topics include: writing casting notices, what to look for in headshots and resumes, selecting appropriate scenes for an audition, watching audition tapes analytically, and audition audition etiquette. The goal of the course is to give the students the tools they need to cast their thesis projects effectively.  Prerequisite: Directing Actors I.

Credit recommendation: 

NOTE: Credit recommendations are listed under Special Topics Overview: One Year Filmmaking Program-Semesters One and Two (10/16).