Academy of Art University

The School of


Kevin Johnson and Cristiana Alvarez in "Malcolm & Marie"

About School of Acting

Preparing actors—artistically and otherwise—to be working actors.

The School of Acting puts a contemporary spin on traditional actor training, with prolific production opportunities to act in festival-bound films, web series, and pathways to SAG eligibility for qualified actors.

Students train across film, television, and stage. In-depth work on Meisner, voice and speech, movement, classical acting, improvisation, screenwriting, directing, and more produces a dynamic reel that showcases the actor’s strengths.

Our program is run by an Oscar-winning producer and 11-time Academy Award nominee, and is taught by a combination of professional actors & directors who focus on developing the strengths of each actor.

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