With the plethora of choices, who do you believe? Every acting school touts itself not only as the solution to your need for acting training, but also a sure path to celebrity. And while the right acting school can train and guide you to the career you were meant to have, the wrong acting school can promise you whatever your ego needs to hear in order to sign up but deliver very little.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How do you learn best? In a large institution that rushes you through their programs or in a smaller setting where teachers actually get to know you and give you the attention you deserve? Or do you learn better in classes that meet once a week and tell you you’re “fabulous” or in a rigorous program of daily training? Also, consider this: who are your classmates? Serious actors who take their training seriously, or young actors who’re spending their parents’ money hanging out in L.A. for a couple of years while pretending to be working on becoming movie stars? Which one is you?
We all want celebrity and global adulation, but other than perfect hair and the most attractive version of ourselves, what do we bring to a casting session and once we get the job, to a television or film set?
For example: Would you have someone fix your car who looks like a mechanic, but really has no idea what do when it comes time to address the problem under the hood? Or would you give the job to someone who has trained as a mechanic and can actually fix the problem?
It’s our belief at The Acting Corps that in order to have a career in Hollywood, you need to become an ACTING EXPERT, which will only happen if you devote yourself to the craft of acting on a DAILY BASIS. And then you need to learn about the business of acting and what you need to do to sell the unique product called YOU.
In terms of acting, what kind of acting are you looking for? Are you a stage actor preparing for Broadway, or do you need to learn the kind of acting that best lends itself to working on a film and TV set? Do you want to learn skills that may fool someone into giving you a job (good luck with that!) or do you want to be able to score the job AND really do the job well?
In addition, when it comes to the business side of acting, do you want to learn where the casting directors are and how to look for agents, or do you ALSO want to learn about your unique brand and how to your to the decision makers and get a paid acting job?
Bear in mind, any success you achieve as an actor is largely dependent on your embracing whatever you bring to the table – the good, the bad, and the ugly. Think of your favorite actor, and without fail this person has fully embraced his or her uniqueness. They got to where they are now because they found the courage to share with the audience their complete and unadorned truth. Sounds scary, but there’s no other way. Movies are a metaphor, but in order for the metaphor to be effective, movies need the conviction of the actor who is unafraid.
If you are up to the challenge, you may want to consider a serious acting training program. We are the only Los Angeles acting school to offer daily classes. Here you will learn the craft of acting from accomplished and currently working instructors, and you will get in front of the camera. 1800 of are graduates who are currently on IMDB after having attended The Acting Corps will attest to our ability to deliver. If you’d like to know more, we invite you to contact us for an interview. No sales job, no promises of celebrity, just the facts and perhaps an invitation to do the work.