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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Young Actors Conservatory | Evaluated Learning Experience

Acting for the Camera


45 hours (2 weeks)

Claremont, CA

July 2011 - December 2012

Learner Outcomes: 

Students will be able to explain the difference in acting techniques required for on camera acting and for theater; apply prior knowledge of acting techniques to the style necessary for acting in front of a camera; cold read a script in front of a camera; create a character appropriate for a scene; analyze a script for camera performance; complete a scene that will be shot, edited, and recorded. 


Through lectures, class discussion, group work, reading assignments and hands-on camera work, this course is intended to lay the basic foundation for actors and introduces the principles and techniques of acting on camera with hands on implementation practice. Students will learn different techniques for each genre: multi-three cameras, commercials, acting for film and acting for television. Topics covered also include memorization and auditioning. 

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 2 semester hours in Acting, Theatre, Drama, Communications, or Radio and Television (6/11).