Professional Certificate Program in Acting for Film, Television, and Media.
- Offered on the Los Angeles Campus
- Accelerated Option Allows for Degree Completion in 1.5 years
- Access to a Variety of Workshop and Performance Opportunities
- Culminates in an Original Showcase Production in Los Angeles
Program Description +−
The Associate of Occupational Studies Degree in Acting for Camera Program is specifically designed for performers interested in careers in acting for
film, television and new media. Students also develop skills for creating original content for current and emerging platforms. A broad range of historical contexts are studied to enhance students’ understanding of contemporary film and new media industries. Training leads to the practical application of acquired skills through a variety of performance opportunities, including the creation of a sample performance reel, mock auditions, a short film project and a final production that blends live stage and filmed performances. AMDA’s Acting for Camera Program prepares students for the competitive demands of professional film, television, stage and digital performance industries.
Program Learning Outcomes +−
Students completing the AOS Acting for Camera program should be able to:
- Create convincing, compelling characters performed with vocal, physical, and emotional specificity.
- Demonstrate the use of objectives, obstacles, actions, subtext, and text.
- Speak in a supported manner, free of tension and appropriate for the demands of film and television.
- Stand and move utilizing an aligned spine, free of unintended physical tension and mannerisms.
- Apply historical insights and critical analysis to the performance of a screenplay from a variety of periods, styles, and genres.
- Apply standard entertainment industry business practices regarding preparation, communication, and professionalism.
- Engage in a collaborative production process.
- Develop original projects within the paradigm of the film and television industry.
- Demonstrate basic technical knowledge of equipment and processes used for filmmaking, including pre-production, production and post production elements.