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 AOS Acting for Camera Degree Program is specifically designed for performers interested in careers in acting for film, television, and new media. Students also develop skill sets for creating original content within current and emerging platforms. A broad range of historical contexts are studied to enhance one’s understanding of contemporary film and new media industries. Training leads to a variety of practical application of skills and culminating opportunities for performance including: the creation of a sample performance reel, a mock panel audition assessment, a short film project, and a multimedia production. AMDA’s Acting for Camera Program prepares students for the competitive demands of professional film, television 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