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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


PAFT 212 Minimum Grade of C