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Fall 2021: Court Martial at Fort Devens

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About the LACC Theatre Academy

The Theatre Academy at Los Angeles City College is one of the most highly respected theater training institutions in the United States. Since its founding in 1929, this professional Theater training program has been dedicated to developing the skills, crafts, and attitudes of students to prepare them for careers in professional theater, as well as television, film, and other areas of the entertainment industry.

Professional theater training is offered in three areas or concentrations:
  • Acting and Advanced Acting

  • Costume Design

  • Technical Theater Entertainment Technology

All prospective Academy students are required to apply for admission to the Theatre Academy.

A School for Scandal

A School for Scandal

Acting Program Applicants

Online Acting Program Application‚Äč 

  • Acting candidates are required to audition and/or interview before being invited to train at the Academy. 
  • Those interested in auditioning for the LACC Theatre Academy should fill out the online application. They will then be contacted by phone with an audition appointment.
  • * During the COVID-19 Pandemic, the LACC Theatre Academy will accept online auditions. In an online Zoom audition, we ask the actors to perform one monologue (2 min) instead of two.
  • Next scheduled audition time: TBA
  • If accepted to the Academy, students must also apply and be accepted to Los Angeles City College.

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Costume and Technical Program Applicants

Costume and Technical Program applicants will also interview before being accepted to the Theatre Academy.

Applicants will be contacted by the Head of Costume or of Entertainment Technology for an interview appointment.

If accepted to the Academy, students must also apply and be accepted to Los Angeles City College

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!!Slow connection? Having trouble with the online application? You may also download a printable application and mail it to:

Theatre Academy
Los Angeles City College
855 N. Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90029

Printable Acting Program Application

Printable Costume Program Application

Printable Technical Theater Program Application

What's Next?

Students completing their training will have developed a respect and appreciation for all aspects of Theater, and strengthened their talents and skills to move directly into the profession.

? But you're not looking for a full-time theatre program? Maybe just a class or two to transfer?

Check out Theatre Departmental classes

See our Theatre Archives for photos of past productions!

Mission Statement

The LACC Theater Arts Department and Theatre Academy foster student learning in creative exploration through robust conservatory training in the fields of acting, costuming, and technical theater.

Welcome Fall 2021