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Suggested Curriculum

Two courses per semester are recommended. These are our suggestions; however, you are welcome to orchestrate a curriculum that works for you as long as you are aware of the required prerequisites for the intermediate classes (which can be found on our class listings). If you need further assistance in planning your schedule, feel free to contact our office at 512-692-0517.

**Keep in mind: When it comes to acting training, a six week course is just the tip of the iceberg! You will learn so much more and be able to go deeper by repeating classes, with the same instructor, or trying someone new! Often, teachers change up what they teach from session to session, allowing new ideas and the chance to further your training. There’s also the chance that a light bulb will go off for something you’d learned previously.

Semester 1:

For the Beginning Actor:

To determine which class is best for you, read about each class and the instructor who teaches it. You have several options: (Repeating classes is suggested for true beginners)

  1. Beginning Acting for Film & Stage, led by Paula Russell or Mj Vandivier
  2. Acting for Film, led by Nick Stevenson or Brittany Flurry
  3. Creativity of Acting for Film & Stage, led by Babs George
  4. Intro to Improvisation, led by Jon Bolden or John Ratliff
  5. The Speaking Voice 101 with Radio Theatre Experience, led by Mj Vandivier
  6. (Daytime class) Acting I and II for Film & Stage, led by Mj Vandivier
  7. Foundations of Singing, led by Adam Roberts

Semester 2:

  1. Beginning Acting II, led by Paula Russell or Mj Vandivier
  2. Acting for Film, led by Nick Stevenson or Brittany Flurry
  3. Creativity of Acting for Film & Stage, led by Babs George
  4. The Speaking Voice 101 with Radio Theatre Experience, led by Mj Vandivier
  5. Intro to Improvisation, led by Jon Bolden or John Ratliff
  6. Acting and The Biz: An Introduction, led by Nick Stevenson
  7. (Daytime class) Acting I and II for Film & Stage, led by Mj Vandivier
  8. Foundations of Singing, led by Adam Roberts
  9. Acting for Film II, led by Nick Stevenson

Semester 3:

  1. Beginning Acting II, led by Paula Russell or Mj Vandivier
  2. Ongoing Creativity for Film & Stage, led by Babs George
  3. Intermediate Acting for Film, led by Nick Stevenson
  4. Acting and The Biz: An Introduction, led by Nick Stevenson
  5. Dialect Training for Film & Stage, led by Mj Vandivier
  6. Improvisation for the Actor, led by Jon Bolden
  7. Acting for Film II, led by Nick Stevenson
  8. Taping your Audition, led by Tony Sears

Semester 4:

  1. Ongoing Creativity Class, led by Babs George
  2. Intermediate Acting for Film, led by Nick Stevenson
  3. Dialect Training for Film & Stage, led by Mj Vandivier
  4. Improvisation for the Actor, led by Jon Bolden
  5. Taping your Audition, led by Nick Stevenson

Advanced & Master Classes per Instructor Approval:

  1. Advanced Musical Theatre Intensive, led by Adam Roberts
  2. Film Acting for the Professional Actor, led by Nick Stevenson
  3. Musical Theatre Industry Seminar, led by Adam Roberts

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