Two courses per semester are recommended. These are just 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). We are also here to help you find the next best step for you.

If you need further assistance in planning your schedule, feel free to contact our office at 512-223-7219 or at theactorsschool@austincc.edu.

Note: 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
  2. Acting for Film, led by Brittany Flurry
  3. Creativity of Acting for Film & Stage, led by Babs George
  4. Improvisation, led by John Ratliff
  5. Speaking Voice 101 with Radio Theater, led by Mj Vandivier
  6. (Daytime class) Acting I and II for Film & Stage, led by Mj Vandivier or Paula Russell
  7. Foundations of Singing, led by Adam Roberts

SEMESTER 2:

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

SEMESTER 3:

  1. Acting II for Film & Stage, led by Paula Russell
  2. Ongoing Creativity for Film & Stage, led by Babs George
  3. Acting and The Biz, led by Paula Russell
  4. Dialects for Film & Stage, led by Mj Vandivier
  5. Ongoing Improvisation, led by John Ratliff
  6. Acting for Film II, led by Nick Stevenson
  7. Rolling! Acting for Camera, led by Nick Stevenson

SEMESTER 4:

  1. Ongoing Creativity Class, led by Babs George
  2. Rolling! Acting for Camera, led by Nick Stevenson
  3. Dialects for Film & Stage, led by Mj Vandivier
  4. Ongoing Improvisation, led by John Ratliff
  5. Acting and The Biz, led by Paula Russell
ADVANCED & MASTER CLASSES PER INSTRUCTOR APPROVAL:
  1. Advanced Musical Theatre Intensive, led by Adam Roberts
  2. Advanced Acting for Film, led by Nick Stevenson
  3. Musical Theatre Industry Seminar, led by Adam Roberts