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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

Comparative Film Studies for Film Actors


45 hours (2 weeks)

Claremont, CA

July 2011 - December 2012.

Learner Outcomes: 

Students will establish a common vocabulary for film; identify eras of film from the 1920s to 2011; identify the history of each era, specific influential actors for each era, and identify pivotal movies within the era; engage in an open comparative conversation about the film and its era; distinguish among various contributions and characteristics of each film era; research a country and analyze its influence on the American film industry; present a monologue using specific styles of a film era of choice. 


Through journaling, guided historical exploration, lecture and film observation, guest speakers, collaborative group work, visual demonstrations and formal assessment, this class will develop well-rounded film actors. Topics include the effect of history on contemporary film.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category or in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 2 semester hours in Film Studies, Humanities, Communication, Film History, or Acting (6/11).