Please review our class offerings for this year. Please note that we will help you to design your course requirements to fit your available times. You may choose to complete courses, attending as often as 3, 4, or even 5 classes per week, or you can choose to only attend one class per week.
Almost every entering student should start with this class, even those with substantial theatrical backgrounds. Working in front of a camera for film, TV, and now YouTube is a very different skill, and requires learning new methods and techniques. For those who are primarily interested in getting some training in film acting, and have not decided whether or not to pursue film as a career, this short course is perfect. For serious actors, you are encouraged to sign up for Professional Film Acting 501 and 502. Student may complete this course in as little as 3 weeks or may stretch the classes over nine or more weeks. details
All Essentials, Advanced, and News Broadcasting Classes are hands on, skills building workshops and are uniquely tailored to each student. It is generally recommended that a student take 9 Essential Classes followed by nine Advanced Classes, and then nine News Broadcasting Classes. This half term course would also include a Star in a Movie five week course, which includes a professionally produced short film suitable for your reel. details
Our Business of Acting Class (4 nights) can be substituted for 4 nights of the above 32, or may be taken separately.
When you sign up for Professional Film Acting Course, school founder and director Mark Stolzenberg, will meet with you to design a very specific set of objectives and a unique plan to meet those objectives. You might be more interested in commercials or improv, comedy or character work. Your activities each week will be tailored to insure that you get the skills you need.
Prerequisite - Professional Film Acting 501
While Film Acting 501 is designed for students hoping to make a full time career in Film and/or TV, 502 moves you to the next level. With very small class sizes and plenty of individualized coaching, you will be fully prepared to meet the challenges of this industry when you complete this course.
Specifically tailored to your goals and aspirations, 502 will provide you with 18 advanced classes, or specialized classes in commercials, improv, comedy, and/or the business of acting. You will also take part in a Star in a Movie class with 4 weeks of rehearsals followed by an evening of being directed and filmed by professionals. From this evening you will receive a short film suitable for your reel. Student may complete this course in as little as 8 weeks or can spread out the classes over a longer period. details
This course combines all the classes from 501 and 502, which includes two Star in a Movie courses. When you sign up for both 501 and 502, you will receive four bonus classes to be used any way you choose.
Work with one or more other actors on a tailor made script designed to bring out the best in you. After four intense weeks of training and rehearsals, a professional cinematographer will shoot the scene under the direction of Mark Stolzenberg. After editing, the final product will be suitable for your reel. For beginning students, this will provide you with great clarity on your potential in the business. details
If you are simply interested in getting a small dose of what happens in film acting, and wish to try a single class before committing to a course of study, we offer class 101.
Students who are looking for a brush up course or needing specific work in some aspect of film acting may prefer to try class 104. You may use these 4 nights in any of our classes.
With permission of the director, you may wish to only take advanced acting classes. These classes are smaller and more intimate, but require foundational skill sets in fairness to others in the class. Long time professionals use this course for brushing up on needed skills or to develop new ones.
Class 220 is designed for those with little or no experience in TV news, but who believe this could be a potential career path for them. The class is made up of 9 workshops with each class emphasizing different skill sets and offering personalized coaching. details
Students may choose to take News Broadcasting Classes at any time as an additional class or as a substitution for Essentials or Advanced classes.
Acting is more than a set of skills and talent. Acting is a business. In this course, you will learn from a seasoned professional how to make a living doing what you love. This course is designed for beginners to professionals who need to jump start their careers. details
Students may choose to take The Business of Acting Classes at any time as an additional class or as a substitution for Essentials or Advanced classes.
From time-to-time the school offers a series of classes on Comedy and Improv. If you are taking 201 or 202, please note to the director that you would like an emphasis in Comedy and Improv, and this will be part of your coursework. details
When we have a substantial interest in a specific workshop to concentrate on comedy and improv, we will announce the formation of a class.
From time-to-time the school offers a series of classes on Acting in Commercials. If you are taking 201 or 202, please note to the director that you would like an emphasis in commercial acting, and this will be part of your coursework. details
When we have a substantial interest in a specific workshop to concentrate on commercial acting, we will announce the formation of a class.
This is a special one-on-one course with a professor. Please call to arrange times. details
When we have a substantial interest in a specific workshop to concentrate on accents, we will announce the formation of a class.
All staff members are available for individual coaching on a per hour or per month basis. Please call the office to set up an appointment to discuss your goals. details
ESSENTIALS CLASS MEETS EVERY WED AND THURS NIGHT
ADVANCED CLASS MEETS EVERY TUES NIGHT
ACTING IN COMMERCIALS - Every other month on Thursday
BUSINESS OF ACTING STARTS - Every other month on Tuesday
STAR IN A MOVIE STARTS WED, New class every month
IMPROVISATION FOR FILM/TV - Every other month on Thursday
AGENT SHOWCASE CLASS - Every other month on Thursday