The Professional Program: If You’re Serious…

Acting Classes Los Angeles, CA - The Professional Program
The Professional Program 2018-03-13T01:40:12-07:00

This acting program is designed for actors who come to our acting school and are committed to turning their dreams into an actual acting career. 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 Technique and Michael Chekhov Technique and becoming expert at applying these acting techniques to any audition and in any acting situation. You will be able to cold read or prepare any scene, and you will learn what do and how to do it on a film or television set.

In addition, The Acting Corps will also teach you about the business of show business. We believe that studying the craft of acting is extremely important, but without knowing how to market yourself and get the job, what’s the use? There is a happy union between art and money, and The Acting Corps believes that actors should be paid for their work. To that end, you will learn about personal branding, career development, and audition technique. When you are ready we will help you showcase your skills to the acting industry in our Industry Showcase, which is heavily attended by Hollywood agents and managers.

At the end of the nine months at our LA acting school, you will receive an Acting Corps Professional Program certificate of completion – something to be proud of.

International students are welcome. A degree of English language proficiency is necessary, as well as an interview.

Classes Include

4 weeks / 20 hours per week

Acting Corps Technique

Utilizing only the useful components of the Meisner Technique 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.

Scene Study

Beginning to work with text, slowly bringing in the deep connection to your partner found in The Acting Corps Technique acting class, and gaining an understanding of the basic mechanics of playing a scene truthfully and freely.

Cold Reading

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.

The Actors’ Instrument

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.

The Daily Acting Workout

One Hour a day, every day, on your feet, utilizing all the skills you learn in your acting technique classes.

8 weeks / 20 hours per week

Cold Reading/Scene Study

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.

Acting Corps Technique

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.

Business of Show Business – Your Acting Career Begins NOW

Determining your type, learning the facts about being an actor, 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?

On Camera Technique

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.

The Daily Acting Workout

16 Sessions: One hour a day, every day, on your feet, utilizing all the skills you learn in your acting technique classes.

26 weeks / 572 total hours

During this 26 week acting class 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 at our LA acting school, 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 having an acting career and becoming a working actor.

Advanced Scene Study/Cold Reading

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.

The Works in Progress Evening

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.

Advanced Acting Corps Technique

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.)

The Daily Acting Workout

Attend five of the DAWs offered morning or evening, you choose.

Upcoming Classes

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