Graduate students will meet the following student performance criteria:
- Demonstrate skills in a variety of media: film, television, theater, voiceover, improvisation and musical theater
- Demonstrate focus in a scene
- Develop a playable objective to use the other person as a driving focus in a scene
- Communicate nuanced meaning and depth in a scene by striking a personal connection to the meaning and stakes of a character and a script
- Establish an organic and truthful emotional life in a scene, as appropriate to the script
- Bring the necessary energy to deliver dynamic performances appropriate for the performance medium
- Demonstrate the ability to bring spontaneity to a scene and utilize improvisation as an integral part of the rehearsal process
- Make performance choices that affect and are affected by other people in a scene
- Successfully make specific adjustments based on direction
Speech & Movement
- Demonstrate vocal range, resonance, breath control, and appropriate vocal power
- Use the body as a tool to build character
- Use the lines as an effective tool for verbal and physical action
- Complete a demo reel that showcases the student’s most dynamic and marketable material
- Demonstrate professionalism and preparedness (scripts analyzed and memorized, punctuality, respect for another actor’s creative process in rehearsal, a strong work ethic, attitude, full commitment)
Academy of Art University Learning Outcomes
Graduates of the Academy of Art University will demonstrate the ability to:
- Produce a body of work suitable for seeking professional opportunities in their chosen field of art and design.
- Solve creative problems within their field of art and design, including research and synthesis of technical, aesthetic, and conceptual knowledge.
- Communicate their ideas professionally and connect with their intended audience using visual, oral, and written presentation skills relevant to their field.
- Execute technical, aesthetic, and conceptual decisions based on an understanding of art and design principles.
- Evaluate work in their field, including their own work, using professional terminology.
- Recognize the influence of major cultural and aesthetic trends, both historical and contemporary, on art and design products.
- Learn the professional skills and behaviors necessary to compete in the global marketplace for art and design.