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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

MDST 3000 - Acting for Camera I

This course introduces the techniques and skills of acting for the camera. In this course students will explore the acting process and develop basic skills in acting, auditioning, analyzing, improvisation, visualization, breathing, and relaxation as well as a working vocabulary of terms used in acting for film television, and digital media. Students will work in a variety of genres while also addressing technical problems posed by the different types of camera shots (e.g., close-up, two-shot, establishing shot). Recognizing that the dynamic field of film is a useful tool for communicating in any arena, this course also serves as an excellent opportunity for students to sharpen their public speaking skills and bolster their confidence.

Prerequisite: Completion of all Area F requirements or permission of the instructor