This course offers an introduction to the world of on-camera acting, performance skills for media-based work, and industry-related career opportunities. Students will learn the techniques, skills and vocabulary required for actors when performing for the camera and pursuing a profession in front of the camera. The course is designed for students to practice and examine the craft of on-camera performance and, will examine the business of being a film, television, commercial or video actor. Exercises will be designed to gain relaxation and comfortability in front of the camera and will then extend to performance opportunities using commercial, industrial/corporate, television and feature film scripts. Students will also be given insight into the casting process and current industry standards for performers. Actors with live stage experience and training will focus on adapting their craft to the lens, building on the textual analysis, movement, voice and character work education provided by the Performing Arts Department's acting curriculum. Those students with no acting experience will be introduced to the fundamentals of acting in tandem with the pursuit of disciplined, truthful, believable work while in front of a live audience or a camera. All classes will take place in the Harvey Media Center to utilize a professional setting and equipment.
Course Attributes: AS HUM; EN H