Next Professional Program: Feb 03
This acting program is designed for actors who come to Los Angeles and are committed to turning their dreams into reality. The 9 month Professional Program gets you working on your acting 22 hours a week, every week.
Utilizing only the effective and updated elements of The Meisner and Chekhov techniques, you will learn The Acting Corps technique and become expert at applying it to any audition and in any acting situation. You will be able to cold read or prepare any scene, you will learn what do in front of a camera, the business of the business, personal branding, career development, and audition technique. When you are ready we will help you showcase your skills to the acting industry.
At the end of the nine months you will receive an Acting Corps Professional Program certificate of completion - something to be proud of.
If you are an international student and you can only do a portion of The Professional Program, contact The Acting Corps and we will do our best to arrange for you to do so. Find out more about our international acting camps today.
Each course is followed by the next, for a total of 9 months. Break a leg!
Utilizing only the useful components of the Meisner and Michael Chekhov technique, learning to live truthfully in the moment, bringing authenticity to your work as you explore the frightening intimacy and immeasurable joy of actually being present to your acting partner and finding the courage to let go and PLAY.
Beginning to work with text, slowly bringing in the deep connection to your partner found in The Acting Corps Technique class, and gaining an understanding of the basic mechanics of playing a scene truthfully and freely.
Getting a scene "cold,” making powerful acting choices, listening and answering in the moment as you fully commit to your acting partner and your objective in the scene.
Opening up your physical instrument through voice and movement work so that you can fully live in your body, experience the moment, and fully embrace your right to create.
One Hour a day, every day, on your feet, utilizing all the skills you learn in your acting technique classes.
Going deep in your scene work, truly playing actions, staying in the moment the whole time, taking chances, and making bold choices. Creating character, finding a character’s arc, audition technique, mock auditions, breaking down a script into beats, and taking adjustments as you work with scenes appropriate to your type.
Transitioning from the useful elements of The Meisner Technique into text, working from a point of view, and independent activities. But more often it is about getting in your body, using your imagination, attacking the Michael Chekhov Technique and psychological gestures and atmosphere as you stay in the moment.
Determining your type, learning how the acting industry really works, creating the best possible resume, finding a photographer, scheduling a shoot date, then bringing back your pictures, choosing the right one given your type, finalizing your resume, absorbing info on agents, submissions, and auditioning. By the end of this class you will have your entire business package ready and you will go on at least one audition. No excuses here - are you in or are you just going to sit in a class somewhere and talk about this acting thing?
Difference between frame sizes, matching action, keeping it alive the whole time, learning to hit marks, blocking, coverage, and shooting and playing back scenes. All scenes will be shot digitally, you will get your own individual take, and you will get individual critique during playback.
16 Sessions: One hour a day, every day, on your feet, utilizing all the skills you learn in your acting technique classes.
During this 26 week course you will gain a deep understanding of character and script analysis, as well as invaluable experience playing many different kinds of parts, in all of the genres you might audition for in todays industry.
Here you will also discover an acting technique which you will make your own because you will apply it not only to scenes and cold readings, but also to mock-auditions. You will also have the opportunity to audition for the Industry Showcase, where friends, family, agents, and casting directors will come to see those who are cast in a professionally directed and staged play, you will be out of excuses for not becoming a working actor.
Work in all the styles you might audition for, switching gears constantly as you jump from style to style. Read material appropriate to each genre and get practical training so that you are comfortable with everything from episodic TV, to film, to sitcoms.
In addition to the Showcase, the 4th Friday of the month serves as an opportunity to put up scenes for the entire school, as well as Acting Corps faculty and Artistic Director Eugene Buica.
Keeping your work moment to moment, but exploring ground breaking approaches to finding character through the imagination, learning to work in such a way that your imagination always feeds you, allowing you to create unforgettable performances that are also repeatable in a professional setting, (i.e., you will be able to do what you do more than once, you will be able to do it on take fourteen if necessary.)
Attend five of the DAWs offered morning or evening, you choose.
Schedule subject to change. Call to find out about availability: 818.753.2800
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It was an amazing experience to say the least, I learned so much about the industry over there as well as techniques I had never studied before. The biggest thing I gained was how much I grew as a person and the confidence that grew in me.
- Sharnee Taylor, Australia
I know without a doubt that the time I spent at The Acting Corps has given me the technique and the solid foundation I was lacking in my craft. I can't recommend the school, its teachers and its programs more highly. Thank you!
- Tanya Jackson, Australia
From the very first email to the last day at The Acting Corps the staff made me feel welcome and were extremely supportive, offering their advice on accomadation and transport.
– Elizabeth Smith, Great Britain
Congratulations to Acting Corps teacher emeritus Rainn Wilson on winning his first Emmy for The Office.
Eugene Buica interviews successful actors and directors at The Acting Corps.visit page
As a direct result of being seen in our last showcase, these Acting Corps actors signed with the following agents and managers:
Bryan King: Talent Direct Agency
Rey Escobedo: AEF
Jeff DeCrosta: Talent Direct Agency
Chris Pardal: Royalty Rope
Monty Geer: Velocity Management
Taylor Cross: MacRay Management
Delano Anderson: Royalty Rope
Edward Hernandez: Royalty Rope
Lisa Robinson: Royalty Rope