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PAFT 311 Acting For Film and Television Hollywood Comedy Sitcoms V

This course provides a solid foundation in the various styles of comedy, from "broad" to "realistic": scripts that are based in physical comedy, romantic comedy, or situation comedy. Learn the practical application of the principles of comic character development, physical and verbal timing and point of view. Develop a comprehensive comic vocabulary while applying basic acting skills to comic material. The actor will learn how to maintain a performance with the opportunity to work on two or more scenes from the same script. This will be used to prepare the student actor for the professional experience of shooting out of sequence. Also, learn key techniques for auditioning in the competitive comedy arena. Work will be taped for in-class critique.

3 credits

Prerequisites

PAFT 212 Minimum Grade of C

PAFT 312 Acting for Film and Television VI - Improv, Sketch and Standup

This course continues to develop the actor to meet the needs of the film and television comedy genre including improv, sketch, and stand-up material. The overall goal is to provide the actor with the training and basic performance skills to develop original solo and ensemble material. These skills include writing techniques, a basic understanding ofjoke structure, timing and rhythm, point of view, and character/persona development. Students will hone acting, writing and editing skills and experience mastering a comedic moment. Work will be taped for in-class critique.

3 credits

Prerequisites

PAFT 311 Minimum Grade of C

PAFT 313 Voice Over I

This course is an introduction to voice over acting technique for radio, television, multimedia, and other audio and video presentations. The course covers voice over script analysis, commercial speech and microphone technique, an overview of the industry, and extensive reading of copy aloud for recording and critique. Focus is on learning the tools to deal specifically with microphone work; prepare the moment before; apply subtext to meaning and inflection; identify key words; and work solo and with a partner. Also, to develop the actor's personal warm-up exercises and to master the elements of breaking down copy, slating, character, focus, breath awareness, and broadcastjargon. Copy will be provided ahead of time so the student can rehearse outside of class.

3 credits

PAFT 314 Voice Over II

This course continues to help the student master the art of delivering copy with ease, believability, conviction, confidence, the required emotional and narrative qualities, and the ability to do it over and over with slight adjustments, analyze scripts, record various types of characters (straight, real, multi-voice). Also included are animated/cartoon character voices, a large variety of copy, and advanced terminology used by the director, producer, and casting personnel. An additional focus is on how to prepare for cold copy readings and auditions. Class will provide additional information on the industry, professional work, studio etiquette, and marketing techniques. At completion of the class, the student understands where he or she fits in the industry and knows what steps to take next. The student will learn how to select appropriate material for a professional demo as well as how to get it into the hands of those who do the hiring.

3 credits

Prerequisites

PAFT 313 Minimum Grade of C

PAFT 321 Physical Prep-Combat in Film and TV

In this course, students learn the basics of safety and partnering techniques in unarmed and sword combat for the stage. Students must work diligently to create a safe environment while portraying a character in a fight performance. Topics covered include punches, reactions, vocals, knaps, sword attacks, parries, and sword tricks. The class will also introduce students to the art of quarterstaff fighting. Students will demonstrate these skills in final performances.

2 credits

Prerequisites

PAFT 222 Minimum Grade of C

PAFT 322 Physical Prep-Specialty Dance

Course Description: This course introduces students to the fundamental skills and theories of various dance techniques. Through a range of movement dynamics and choreography the actors will discover the physicalcore of a character. Through a variety of techniques and styles that speak directly to the performer's mind and imagination, the moving body becomes a vehicle for psychological style.

2 credits

Prerequisites

PAFT 321 Minimum Grade of C

PAFT 341 Sound and Acoustics

This introductory course examines the conceptual, aesthetic, and technical process of designing sound for a theatrical presentation. Through projects, demonstrations, and lectures, the student explores the fundamentals of sound design and the basics of digital audio while learning to conceptualize, express, and present their ideas for a theatrical production's sound design.

2 credits

PAFT 371 Film History for BFA in Film Television, Commercials and Voice Overs

This course provides a survey of film history from its inception through the present. Form and meaning in the film medium, the techniques of film, and their expressive uses and effects will be the object of study. A wide range of films will be covered: mainstream and alternative, and films irom countries all over the world. The transaction between films and their audiences-the ways in which a movie moves us, how it engages and orients its viewers, how it affects us and influences our work as actom-will be a central concern. Films will be considered in relation to the culture and society in which they were made.

3 credits

PAFT 372 Television History for BFA in Film Television, Commercials and Voice Overs

This course is designed to expand your knowledge of American television from the 1940s to the present, by exploring such issues as programming, industrial structure, audiences, and the social and cultural significance of American television. While television programs will be surveyed in terms of chronology, this course endeavors to examine them as cultural artifacts and industrial products that re11ect and refract such issues as class, consumerism, gender, desire, race, and national identity. The course is designed to help you develop a critical framework for understanding television as a cultural, economic, and political institution, and it will encourage you to become critically informed television viewers, media scholars, and media makers.

3 credits

PAFT 392 Production Crew: Costumes for Film and TV Actor

Course Description : This course involves practical experience in costumes in which students work on specific projects to develop and practice their skills in costume design, production, and maintenance. Each student is assigned a position in that project depending on his or her skill level and knowledge. Course Rotation :< /strong>Fall.

2 credits

PAFT 393 Production Crew: Scenery for the Film and TV Actor

Course Description : This course provides the students with practical experience in sets for film, television, and commercial productions. The student will be assigned a set crew for a project or projects during the semester in a department/faculty directed production. Positions will be assigned by the design faculty. Open to BFA Acting for Film, Television, Commercials, and Voice-Overs majors only. Course Rotation :< /strong>Fall

2 credits