Film and Television
Advancement into the Film and Television year is by invitation only and is based on teacher evaluations, academic standing and final performances reviewed by the Academic Committee.
The Film and Television year brings the young actor to the world of the camera. Learning to integrate technique with understanding and accommodating the requirements of the camera are the objectives of this year. It is grounded in Scene Study for the Camera, and Acting Process for the Camera. Actors expand their on-camera craft with Auditioning for Film and Television, Commercials and Daytime Drama. Actor’s Comedy Workshop, Monologues and the Voice-over workshop continue to support actors in their growth.
Actors in the final semester begin to be introduced to the industry. To prepare them, students take a Business of the Business workshop. They are invited to do monologues for a jury of professional casting directors and agents. A six-week workshop run by casting directors gives actors the opportunity to meet and work with these professionals. The film and television year work culminates with a unit devoted to shooting a final project.
In your final semester:
- You will perform before a professional jury selected by the Artistic Director. Each member prepares a detailed evaluation of your skills, casting type, strengths and areas for improvement.
- You will work with professional casting directors, agents and managers to help prepare you for the realities of auditioning.
- If eligible, you will audition for and participate in the final project.
This year is all about crafting your performances for the unique requirements of the camera. You’ll develop on-camera skills with a range of courses that include Audition Technique, Commercials, Actors Comedy Workshop, Scene Study, Voice-Over and Process for the Camera. There’s nothing like seeing all this training start to jell. You’ll feel yourself naturally beginning to integrate principles and skills from all your classes to craft sophisticated on-camera performances.
After preparing you with the Acting as a Personal Business workshop, the final semester introduces you to the industry. One aspect includes performing monologues for a jury of professional casting directors, talent managers and agents. It’s a great opportunity to meet and perform for these professionals and use their feedback and insights to speed your growth and confidence. You’ll finish this exciting year by shooting Final Reel, a professionally produced, written, directed and edited film production.
Last updated August 25, 2015