Professional Certificate Program in Acting for Film, Television, and Media.
- Offered on the New York 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 New York City
Program Description +−
The Studio Certificate Program is a rigorous four-term practice-driven curriculum designed to prepare students for a career as a working actor. Students will learn the essential concepts and techniques of effective movement, vocal control, and character development. Training begins with a focus on the actor’s imagination and an exploration of his or her inner resources as they relate to the external demands of the craft. Students are then quickly challenged to apply learned techniques — such as composing a visual and vocal score — to portray rich, believable characters. In the final term, coursework is focused on industry and career preparation, including an original showcase production experience. Each showcase is crafted based on the unique and individual cast members assigned as a company. This specialized fourth-term curriculum prepares actors to enter the performing industry with skill, confidence, and a professional work ethic.
Program Learning Outcomes +−
Students completing the Studio Certificate 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 to the demands of theatre, television, and film.
- Stand and move utilizing an aligned spine, free of unintended physical tension and mannerisms.
- Apply historical insight and critical analysis to the performance of texts from a variety of periods, styles, and genres.
- Demonstrate ability to positively and effectively apply acting adjustments as directed.
- Apply standard entertainment industry business practices regarding preparation, communication, and professionalism.
- Engage in a collaborative production process.