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Acting for the Microphone

Voice Over 1

Orientation to the skills of voice over acting using a combination of lectures and hands on experience. Course focuses on radio commercials, narration, and animation/character voices, as well as industrial work, demo production, and marketing. Class culminates with SAG/AFTRA agent visit. (6 weeks, 18 hours)

Voice Over 2

Continuing study of voice over using more advanced material. Material chosen specifically to the needs of each student. Class culminates with a field trip to a commercial recording studio where students read before a current voice-caster/producer. (6 weeks, 12 hours)

Voice Over 3: Spokesperson

Students are taught skills necessary to perform the work of a spokesperson in industrial and trade-show work. Students learn to become proficient on the TelePrompTer and the wireless ear prompter. Last class is visited by an SAG agent who specializes in spokes projects. (6 weeks, 12 hours)

Voice Over 4: Radio theater, audio books, dialects

Students learn skills to perform vocal work in radio theater and books-on-tape, which are very similar in nature. The regional dialects of New York, American Southern, American North Eastern, and British are developed. Class culminates with a field trip to a major recording studio to do a looping session for foreign cartoons and films. (6 weeks, 12 hours)

Voice Over 5: Advanced animation

Intensive advanced work on animation voices. Students learn to create and sustain original characters. Classes visited by current animation artists. (6 weeks, 12 hours)

Voice Over 6: Advanced narration

Refining interpretation skills, focus, and delivery for strength and consistency. Geared toward material such as travelogues, The History Channel, Biography, and instructional tapes and videos. (6 weeks, 12 hours)

Acting for the Camera

Television Commercial Workshop

Orientation to the world of television commercials including lectures and camera techniques. Course focuses on product endorsement, single and multiple spots, video playback, and critique each class. SAG agents attend last session. (6 weeks, 18 hours)

Film 1: Introduction to Film Acting Techniques

Analysis of the audition process, comparing method, classical, and being disciplines. Course focuses on improvisation, preparing a monologue, dialogue scenes prepared and critiqued. Final class visited by a SAG agent. (6 weeks, 12 hours)

Film 2: Production

A technical approach to film acting. Course focuses on multiple camera technique, hitting marks, camera blocking, close-ups and inserts,working with stand-ins and camera-angles. Guests include film directors of current sit-coms, soaps, and industrials. (6 weeks, 12 hours)

Class duration and cost

Classes run one session per week for 6 to 8 weeks, two to three hours per week.

Tuition ranges from $345 to $545 per course.

Students have 6 months to make up any classes missed. Registration for make-ups applies only to class date on form. No transfers.

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