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THE ACTOR ACADEMY places an emphasis on hands-on experience. Students gain invaluable experience directing and shooting their own films and serving as integral crewmembers on other students' films. In their numerous projects, students take on roles such as director, cinematographer, writer and editor and experience first-hand what it's like to be a part of a film production. This hands-on experience in writing, directing, shooting, and editing is a large part of what makes THE ACTOR ACADEMY the best film school for so many students.


1200 Hrs

• 60 Weeks/15 Months - Part Time

• 48 Weeks/12 Months - Full Time

• 40 Weeks/10 Months - Full Time


  1. Social Security Card

  2. Driver’s License or State ID

  3. High School Diploma or GED

  4. Resident Card of Proof of Citizenship

  5. Be at least 16 years old


• Part Time:

     Mornings:  Monday to Friday — 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  or

     Evenings:  Monday to Friday — 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

• Full Time: 

     Mornings: Monday to Friday — 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. or

Monday to Friday  —8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Saturdays 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Optional For Shooting


  • When taking one of THE ACTOR ACADEMY's filmmaking programs, students can expect to take the following courses depending on the particular curriculum of the workshop or program in which they enrolled.

  • Director’s Craft

  • Production Workshop

  • Hands-on Camera and Lighting

  • Editing

  • Budgeting and Scheduling

  • Sound

  • Editing and Design

  • Sound Design

  • The Lighting Package

  • Hands-on Camera and Lighting

  • Digital Video

  • Special Lectures

  • The Camera Package

  • Casting

  • Directing

  • Producing

  • Feature Screenwriting

  • Location 

  • Cinematography

  • Sync-Sound

  • Production 

  • Pre-Production, Production & Post-Production

  • New Media Advanced

  • Post Production

  • Scene Workshop

  • The Business of Filmmaking

Classes Start

Classes start every Monday


English Classes

Financial Aid

Institution Scholarship & Payment Plan. *For those who qualify

Job Placement

We will assist our current and grad students in seeking for INTERNSHIP, but cannot guarantee job placement.

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