If you have ever thought that acting will eventually become your career choice, the first thing you need to do is look for an acting school with a good reputation – a school that will fit your needs and your lifestyle.
For most people, the acting school you choose will require you to spend time away from your family and your hometown since the school will need your full time attention. When you’re an aspiring actor, the aforementioned are just a few things that need to be considered.
Choosing the Right School
You may wonder how you can choose the right school. The first step is to do research. A lot of actors
rush to the first acting school they hear about out of pure enthusiasm. Google has a database of acting
schools that are very easy to peruse.
Use the keyword “acting schools” in Google when you perform a search, or target a specific area like “international acting schools Philippines”. This will let you identify the various acting schools in each country. Finalize which area of acting you want to specialize in since there are many different programs available(acting for film & theater acting as 2 examples); if it is abroad, study the country’s culture and learn about the cost of living so you can be prepared for what kind of budget is required to live there.
Determining the Size and Length of Classes
Attend seminars held at acting schools to get a feel for their respective curriculum and teaching styles. If you’ve
decided to go to an acting school away from your hometown, you may want to communicate with the
school directors through Skype or phone to get the most direct answers to your questions.
Keep in mind that the size of the class will matter. The larger the class, the less chances you will have of getting
hands-on practice. On the other hand, classes that are too small will not give you enough ideas. Make
sure you will be able to get the right amount of experience and exposure while in class.
Most schools will have a number of classes with differing lengths. Time in class should be leveraged with time in pursuing your career in auditions for minor or supporting roles and your personal schedule should mix smoothly with the time you spend in acting school. If not, you may find it difficult to enjoy the experience of being at a good acting school.
Pursuing the Dream of Becoming an Actor
Choosing an acting school and becoming an actor are serious decisions to make. Your mind and heart
need to be ready. Only a few will become the actor they dreamed of being. It may be challenging, but
hard work and commitment to the craft pay off in the end. If you prefer going to an acting school outside of your area or country, the International Academy of Film and Television Cebu is a perfect choice. There is plenty of great information on our website that you can review. You can also contact our Admissions department directly if you have more in-depth inquiries about our programs, mentors or any other important details about our school.
We are always more than happy to answer your questions!