Skagit Valley College

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 Course Title:   Acting for the Camera

 Title Abbreviation:   ACTING FOR THE CAMERA

 Department:    DRMA

 Course #:    137

 Credits:    3

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    3

 CIP:    500501

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2021

 Course Description  

An introduction to acting for the camera. Auditions, agents, casting directors, resumes and unions will also be discussed.


Prerequisite: None.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 33

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Academic Elective  

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Perform a scene for the camera
  2. Understand film and TV terminology
  3. Prepare an audition
  4. Prepare a resume
  5. Understand the various unions + the advantages and disadvantages of union membership.
  6. Understand the roles of agents and casting directors in one film and TV business.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

Course Contents

  1. Vocabulary of TV and film making
  2. Resume preparation
  3. Preparing an audition
  4. Getting an agent.
  5. Unions - pros & cons
  6. Preparing a scene for the camera.