California is home to Hollywood, the epicenter of the entertainment industry. It houses all of the major studios where hundreds of films, television series, commercials, music videos and more are filmed. With Los Angeles being the “it” place of the industry, it is no surprise it is also home to some of the best acting schools in the country. From private coaching, week long classes, summer camps, full acting programs and graduate programs, California has it all. Whether you are looking to try out a few classes or extend your degree, California has many coaches, classes, workshops, schools and colleges to choose from.
Acting schools in California offer courses to train your voice, your body movement, to build a character, breakdown a scene, improvisation, commercial, audition technique, stage and theatre and more. Acting programs offer everything from Undergraduate Programs like a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA), Bachelor of Arts (BA), Associate of Fine Arts (AFA) and Graduate Programs like a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) and a Master of Arts (MA). Whether you are interested in participating in general acting college classes or going to a school that whose primary focus is acting and performing, there are a lot of options for you. Many acting schools offer programs that will fit into your schedule.
Classes offered can range from full time courses and workshops that run for one day to one, four and eight week classes (or sometimes longer) where students can attend one to three times a week to full time programs where students attend classes every day. With California having such a large presence in the entertainment industry, it offers diverse teachers, coaches and schools. Using the map above or the list below, you will find a wide range of acting schools that will fit what you are looking for.