Course ID Course Number Course Name (click for details)
Instructor Room Number Days Time
ACON-5
actionActor
ACTION FOR ACTORS

This is an introductory course to stunt performing for students interested in learning how to develop skills and security while executing various stunts and fighting techniques for film performance.

During this course, students will learn about safety procedures and equipment while working with weapons such as prop guns, knives, executing different fighting styles, falling properly during action sequences etc.

You’ll learn how to overcome fear while finding physical ease and security. The student will also gain an understanding of how action sequences are created and filmed.

60 HOURS
ACON-6
Camera Project
Camera Project

The Camera Project takes place in the third semester and consists of an intensive group project involving choosing a script or scripts, assigning roles and crew positions and filming the various scenes with a HD Camera.

The Class will perform all the functions of the filmmaking process: Producing, Acting and Filming. The aim of this Project is give the student a well-rounded education in the many different aspects of film acting and what is involved in film production. This will create a truly professional actor; one who understands film set etiquette.

120 Hours
ACON-2
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MOVEMENT, VOICE & SPEECH

Movement, Voice and Speech is designed to introduce you to the physicality of acting and the power of the voice, starting with relaxation and breathing as a means of exploring the body. You will explore phonetic movement (ex. sound and movement), develop awareness of rhythm and flexibility, improve balance, posture and body alignment. An introduction to the basics of vocal training is included, consisting of relaxation, breathing technique, body opening, connection to sound and image, alignment resonating areas, tone and range, speech sound, emotional connection to text, and more.

Upon completion of this course, you’ll have a variety of ways to physically prepare your body’s internal and external tempo, as well as assess the strength, weakness and flexibility of your own body. You’ll work with classmates in creative ways through physical demonstrations, follow physical impulses to full improvisational expression, and dissolve tension through deep relaxation. You’ll be able to perform proper breathing, and connect your breathing and sounds to image, text and emotion. You’ll explore methods of safely creating large and small vocal sounds, establish a warm-up routine, and explore the practical connections of your physicality to the text.

AS1 90 HOURS
ACON-4
ON-CAMERA ACTING
ON-CAMERA ACTING

The student will understand basic on-set etiquette, terminology including key crew positions, perform basic script analysis, receive and apply constructive criticism, understand and execute blocking with marks while doing scene work and finding ease in front of the camera.

The On-Camera Acting class is designed to take all the skills, ideas and concepts that one learns in the Text Analysis, Movement, Voice and Scene Study classes and adapts them for the camera. Other elements included are the technical elements of film acting, understanding lens sizes, marks, blocking for the camera and more.

90 HOURS
ACON-7
ON-CAMERA GRADUATION PROJECT
ON-CAMERA GRADUATION PROJECT

On –Camera Graduation Project is the ultimate film-acting test. The student will be required to use all the various disciplines in acting learned during the first year. The student will experience the pressure and demands of a film shooting schedule, while being guided by a film director. This class allows the actor to develop a screen presence through the understanding of the use of camera and lighting with precision. You’ll refine your skills via critique and guidance from the director. The result is a confidence only learned by on-set experience!

This film will be professionally directed, shot and edited by New Image staff. Our short film program highlights the talent of our first year acting students, and the finished film will contribute to your final film portfolio.

120 HOURS
ACON-3 ACON-3
SCENE STUDY
SCENE STUDY

Scene study class.  A scene is the fundamental component of any script or play. By studying and performing in well-written scenes, actors will learn to analyze structure, identify objectives, play tactics, connect to themselves, connect to their scene partner and connect to the story.

Designed as a foundation course for an actor’s core craft‐training, this course aims to further explore and expand on students’ basic acting skills. Areas covered include voice/body awareness and development, script analysis, interpreting vs. creating, preparation and development of a role, improvisation, historical perspectives of the actor’s craft and art and a comprehensive exploration of the popular techniques and theories created by the renowned Russian actor/director Constantin Stanislavski.

Highlighting Stanislavski’s work as a series of guidelines, actors are encouraged to continuously work towards higher levels of truth in performance as well as developing the instincts required to make rich choices in the creation of a role. Through a combination of theory discussions and scene study, students apply theoretical knowledge to assessed scene work. The course further introduces some of the ideological differences that have come about during the 100 years since Stanislavski first introduced his techniques. In particular, the teachings of Lee Strasberg, Stella Adler, Uta Hagen and Sanford Meisner are explored as complementary and derivative technique systems.

This is an intensive studio class: as such all students are expected to come prepared to work in each session. Focus is required at all times.  Respect is required at all times.  Observing your classmates’ work during their performance time is a learning opportunity.  Students are expected to take notes and actively participate in each other’s development.

243 HOURS
ACON-9
STUDY BREAKS
STUDY BREAKS

During this time, you’ll review all material up to this break. You’ll be given the chance research the industry and keep abreast of current trends and events in order to better find your acting niche as a professional. These are two single-week study breaks that will usually occur during week 15 and week 30 of the program. However, please note that there may be variances in this schedule.

40 HOURS
ACON-1
TEXT ANALYSIS
TEXT ANALYSIS

Text analysis is the in-depth study of script and story line to discover the significance and meaning behind the words. This course takes actors through a step-by-step process of breaking down text until there is a complete understanding of information available.

The student will learn to break down the script into workable units, describe the story in a sentence and pinpoint specific actions. The results of the text analysis should lead you, the actor, towards action! You’ll bring the script to life and find the hidden treasure of information within the text. The result is an understanding of dramatic structure, rhythm, form, contrast, variation and pace.

AS1 87 Hours
ACON-8
THEATRE ONE
THEATRE ONE

This class exposes the students to the group experience of a drama project in order to explore structure and dramaturgy. You’ll develop a communal work environment and unity of ethics and purpose. there will be theatrical productions that will showcase your unique abilities and creative outlook on acting. With class time to rehearse, you will present your play to a live audience.

Further expanding and improving on your current acting techniques, the student will understand the dramatic structure, negotiate the authorial intent with your creative expression, understand how to follow direction and sustain a genuine theatrical performance.

150 HOURS
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