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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 from a Physical Perspective for TV and Film

Learner Outcomes: 

Students will find full awareness of his/her own personal body; communicate character through movement and gesture, develop a physical vocabulary for scene study and character development; articulate clear objectives through physical awareness and movement; identify habitual movements that impede character building; invoke imagination and sensory process; create specificity in character development and actors process; create special awareness for the actor and character. 


Through lecture, journal, guided physical exploration, lab demonstration, guest speakers, collaborate group work, scene study and class exercises, this class will cover the Alexander Technique, Yoga, The Five Dynamics (flowing, staccato, chaos, lyrical, stillness) and musically inspired flow.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 2 semester hours in Theater, Movement, Physical Education, or Film Studies (6/11).