The Acting corps is authorized to enroll foreign students. Those applying for The Professional Program will receive the I-20 Certificate of Eligibility for their M1 student visa.
There are two kinds of international students who attend a Los Angeles acting school. Some just want to be in Los Angeles so that they can enjoy the perfect weather and the many opportunities to have a good time and maybe even meet a celebrity or two. And there’s nothing wrong with that – there are many Los Angeles acting schools you can attend if you’re just looking for a place to rest between going to the beach and night club hopping.
And then there is the other kind of international student who attends a Los Angeles acting school. This international student actually wants to learn the craft of acting from Hollywood professionals because Hollywood is the birth place and home of the best film acting in the world. Sure, it’s beautiful here and there is much fun to be had, but this kind of student comes here to learn a craft and become EXPERT at it.
It’s important to know which kind of student you are and why you come here. We, at The Acting Corps, prefer the kind of student who takes full advantage of all that Los Angeles and Hollywood have to offer but also cares about the craft of acting and plans to leave our school having learned the profession of acting.
An I-20 is a form that The Acting Corps uses to prove to the U.S.
Government that you are eligible to get an M1 student visa.
NOTE: Do not expect to be able to work in the United States once you are here. You may, however, work in your field of study at the completion of your course if you apply for Optional Practical Training.
For more information, here is the U.S. Department of Homeland Security page on Student Visas.