Program Description +−
The Acting for Camera Conservatory Program prepares students for careers
in performing for film and media through on-camera acting training. The program is specifically responsive to the growing interest in careers in acting for film, television, and new and future media, as well as creating content for emerging platforms. Students are provided with a broad understanding of the history and current states of the film and new media industries. Throughout their training experience, students have the opportunity to apply their skills and knowledge
to a number of professional level projects, including: a short film as a capstone project, the production and staging of a multimedia performance, the creation of a professional reel of their work and performing for a panel of industry professionals in an audition setting. AMDA’s professional on-camera acting training prepares students to fully engage with the vast array of opportunities in the film, television and digital performance industries.
Program Learning Outcomes +−
Students completing the Acting for Camera 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 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.