The Acting Corps is one of Los Angeles’ largest and best respected acting studios – after having trained at The Acting Corps, 1,200 current and former students now appear on IMDB.
With strong ties to Australia, we offer Australian actors full time, long-term acting training in Los Angeles as well as the opportunities necessary to forge professional Hollywood acting careers. We don’t just promise you introductions to agents and casting directors, we actually provide you with reliable acting tools before we introduce you to the industry – in this town, first impressions are everything.
It’s called The Professional Program. The Professional Program at The Acting Corps is nine months of serious, practical actor training. Twenty-two hours a week of acting technique, scene work, on camera work, and learning about the business, which includes meeting agents, managers, and casting directors.
Actors in the Professional Program receive the I-20 form from The Acting Corps with which they can secure their M-1 visas. The M-1 visa, in addition to allowing you to study at The Acting Corps in LA, has as part of its charter an element called ‘Optional Practical Training’ (OPT). OPT allows you to work in the entertainment industry, in the USA, for one month for every four months of training. If you wish to continue at The Acting Corps after the nine month period, The Acting Corps will renew your I-20 without your having to leave the US.
I decided I wanted to go over to L.A- the acting capital of the world and study amongst people who really knew the industry and get first hand experience. After researching around I finally decided on The Acting Corps and was so grateful I did. 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. When returning back to Australia I felt I had something that not every other actor here had. I had been right in the heart of acting and that is something that you cannot learn here. I made friends with people all over the world and I was really put on the right path when I returned home. Now, having done several Australian films I cannot wait to return to The Acting Corps a strong actor and feel as though I am returning home.
In September 2008 I traveled from Australia to LA to study at The Acting Corps – a decision that has proven to be one of the best I have made for my career as an actor. Having the opportunity to work on my craft 5 days a week, in an intense and concentrated manner, was something I knew would test my commitment, my passion and my suitability for life as an actor. I returned to Australia with a greater understanding of both myself as a person and myself as an artist. Not only did I develop my skills in script analysis and cold reads, I also fine tuned my instincts, my intuition and my ability to simply be present and without ego. 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!
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