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Theatre Academy: Actor Training

PROFESSIONAL ACTOR TRAINING PROGRAM

The Theatre Academy Actor Training Program in Hollywood provides intensive training in all skills and techniques an actor needs.

The program requires an extraordinary dedication and respect for the art and craft of acting. This intense curriculum demands self-discipline, organization, and a determination to challenge one's own limits. Only students who are willing and capable to take on this challenge are encouraged to apply.

Why choose the Theatre Academy?
  • COST: Complete your general education requirements at a MUCH lower cost WHILE starting your professional training.
  • ATTENTION: Academy classes are restricted to those who are committed to the program.
    (Other Theater Department classes are available for students who only wish to fulfill transfer requirements.)
  • CHALLENGE: This is a boot camp for theater professionals. You will be stretched, stressed, and challenged far beyond what you ever thought yourself capable.
  • LOCATION: We are in the heart of Hollywood. The local resources and possibilities available in theater, film, television, and entertainment venues are almost endless.
  • BE INFORMED: Listen to what current students, graduates and professors have to say.
Admission and Auditions

IMPORTANT! Review the Frequently Asked Questions page BEFORE completing the Admission Application.

The application process includes an on-site audition with members of the faculty.

How should you prepare? After reviewing the FAQ page, visit the Theatre Academy Admission and Auditions page for more information.

The Academy. . .And Beyond

Acting students completing the training program are prepared to enter the field a step above many professional actors in the industry today. Audition and cold reading techniques, resume preparation, and career marketing are only a few of the skills provided that will better equip the Academy graduate to work in the highly competitive fields of theater, film, and television.

Graduates are also encouraged to pursue further training at a four-year university or college where, with additional training, they may be eligible for a Bachelors or Master's Degree in Theater.

Don't just DREAM about it! Do it!

Train IN HOLLYWOOD for your future in film, television, and theater.

Live doing what you love. . .entertainment!

  • Professional conservatory training in theater, film, and television.
  • The only public college in Hollywood, California.
  • Only $46 per unit (CA residents).
  • What will it cost? Compare with other training programs.

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Leslie Ferreira
Department Chair, Producing Director

855 N. Vermont Ave.
Hollywood, CA 90029
(323) 953-4000 ext. 2976
Fax: (323) 953-4013
ferreilw@lacitycollege.edu
 

Acting Program

Tony Maggio
(323) 953-4000 ext. 2983
maggioac@lacitycollege.edu
 

Costume Design Program

Eddie Bledsoe
(323) 953-4000 ext. 2982
bledsoje@lacitycollege.edu
 

Technical Theater Entertainment Technology Program

Vern Yonemura
(323) 953-4000 ext. 2988
yonemuvm@lacitycollege.edu

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