Where our classes are held:

Primarily at ACC Highland Campus – Bldg 4000 in our Studio space and

ACC Highland Campus -Bldg 1000 in Classrooms

Highland Business Center – In classrooms

South Austin Campus – In classrooms

 

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BEGINNING TO ADVANCED BEGINNING CLASSES

ACTING FOR FILM 

Led by Brittany Flurry

This is a beginning to advanced beginning acting class focusing on work for the camera. The emphasis is on developing a naturalistic acting style through connection, honesty, and vulnerability, and following intuitive impulse. The students’ work will be explored through improvisation, games, exercises and scene study from film and television scripts.  Some videotaping and playback will be used for critique.

Jan 16-Feb 20   (6 weeks)   Wednesdays    6:30-9:30pm   $201   DRAM 3010 200  Class is full

Feb 27-Apr 10   (6 weeks)   Wednesdays   6:30-9:30pm   $201   DRAM 3010 201  

Apr 17-May 22   (6 weeks)   Wednesdays   6:30-9:30pm   $201   DRAM 3010 202 

Brittany’s Syllabus

BEGINNING ACTING FOR FILM & STAGE

Led by Rick Roemer

Our most popular class series! A gentle approach conducive to the beginner, this class will focus predominantly on scene study for film and stage. Learn how to establish meaningful and honest relationships through the art of active listening and responding. Learn the tools necessary to be “believable.” Develop your imaginative capacities, unleash your creative impulses, deepen your intuition, and sharpen the analytical skills necessary to “break down” a scene. There may be some on-camera work in this class.

Jan 22-Feb 26  (6 weeks)  Tuesdays   6:30-9:30pm      $201     DRAM 3034 200   Class is full

Mar 28-May 5  (6 weeks)  Thursdays   6:30-9:30pm      $201     DRAM 3034 201  

General Beginning Acting Syllabus

 

IMPROVISATION

Led by John Ratliff

Great for the actor and non-actor alike, this class is appropriate for complete beginners as well as those with previous acting or improv experience. Learn to play! To connect!  To heighten your awareness and get outside of your comfort zone allowing you to be more spontaneous and flexible. Learn improvisation exercises to think on the spot, manipulate your physicality, and create characters in the moment

Jan 30-Mar 6   (6 weeks)   Wednesdays   6:30-9:30pm   $201   DRAX 4042 200

Apr 3-Mar 6   (6 weeks)   Wednesdays   6:30-9:30pm   $201   DRAX 4042 201

Improvisation Syllabus

 

ACTING I & II FOR FILM & STAGE

Led by Paula Russell at the South Austin location

This course is for students with previous acting training, as well as students new to acting.  Students will learn how to establish meaningful and honest relationships through the art of active listening and responding. Warm-ups and improvisation will be used to unleash imagination and creative impulses, accessing emotional life.  Scene study is from film & stage scripts.

Feb 2-Mar 9   (6 weeks)   Saturdays   11am-2pm   $201   DRAX 3033 200

Apr 6-May 11   (6 weeks)   Saturdays   11am-2pm   $201   DRAX 3033 203    

Acting I & II Syllabus 

 

PAGE TO PERFORMANCE

Led by Craig Nigh

This class is a must for film and television actors, particularly for auditions! Craig Nigh offers a step by step process for examining scripts quickly and thoroughly. Having a clear perception of the writer’s intentions will help inform the choices an actor makes and gives ultimate creative freedom inside the context of the story. The class also focuses on connection (with another actor or reader), and basic camera technique. Scenes are filmed for playback and critique.

Jan 30-Feb 20   (4 weeks)   Wednesdays   10am-1pm   $135   DRAX 3062 200 Class is full

Mar 27-Apr 17   (4 weeks)   Wednesdays   10am-1pm   $135   DRAX 3062 201   

May 1-May 22   (4 weeks)   Wednesdays   10am-1pm   $135   DRAX 3062 202


ACTING FOR FILM II

Led by Nick Stevenson

This class is for students with previous film acting training. The instructor focuses on achieving a naturalistic acting style through honesty and vulnerability. The emphasis is on energy, personal power, personality, and enjoyment. The students’ work will be explored through improvisation and scene study from film and television scripts with some videotaping and playback for critique. Suggested prerequisite: Two or more beginning acting classes, Acting II for Film & Stage, or other previous acting training/experience

Feb 19-Mar 26  (5 weeks)   Tuesdays   6:30-9:30pm   $171   – Class cancelled

Apr 2-May 7   (6 weeks)   Tuesdays   6:30-9:30pm   $201   DRAX 3003 201    

Nick’s Syllabus

 

ACTING II FOR FILM & STAGE

Led by Rick Roemer

This pre-intermediate course is for students who have taken previous beginning acting classes and would like to build upon the foundation they have received. Students will practice scene study and/or monologue work. The focus will be on strengthening scene breakdown, listening and responding to one’s scene partner and following one’s inner impulses. Additionally, students will explore their imaginative responses and emotional accessibility.

Mar 4-Apr 15  (6 weeks)   Mondays   6:30-9:30pm   $201   DRAM 9002 200  

 

ACTING AND THE BIZ

Led by Paula Russell– – 1st session at the South Austin Campus, 2nd session at Highland Campus  

In this one-day, 5-hour course, the focus will be on what it means to be a working actor. We will cover what makes a good headshot, review resumes, and go over the “7” simple steps to a great agent interview.’ Students will practice audition etiquette and technique from entering the room to slating, to working with copy and improvising. Part of the day will focus on self taped vs. live Film/TV auditions. Workshop is suitable for anyone with previous training and experience who is interested in pursuing acting and seeking representation. There will be one 20-minute break. Please bring a sack lunch.

Mar 16   (1 week)   Saturday   10-3pm   $71   DRAX 3034 200

May 18   (1 week)   Saturday   10-3pm   $71   DRAX 3034 201


INTERMEDIATE TO ADVANCED CLASSES

ON DECK  New class!

Led by Nick Stevenson

This class is for actors who are serious about acting and their training. More advanced students may already be auditioning and working.  In this course, actors will have the opportunity to refine the necessary skills for success by improving film acting technique, strengthening actor’s intuition, and gaining greater ease in the audition environment. Through consistent on camera work, actors learn how to evaluate material and make choices. Scenes are filmed for playback and critique. Maximum of 10 students. Instructor approval required. Email headshot and resume to: theactorsschool@austincc.edu

Feb 18-Apr 1   (6 weeks)   Mondays   6:30-9:30pm   $201   DRAX 3059 200   (No Class 3/18)

Apr 8-May 13   (6 weeks)   Mondays   6:30-9:30pm   $201   DRAX 3059 201

 

ADVANCED ACTING WORKSHOP FOR FILM & STAGE  New Class!

Led by Rick Roemer

This class will delve into intense text and character analysis from realistic scripts which will help the actor intuitively respond to the truth of the moment in the imaginary circumstances of a story. Authentic creativity is often best expressed within the boundaries of given circumstances and helps focus the realm of creative choices the actor can make at any given moment. Employing creative analysis of both script and character as well as improvisation, we will collectively explore how these tools can help liberate your unique creative spirit and reveal how acting can be impulsive, motivated, passionate and alive! Maximum of 10 students. Previous experience and instructor approval required. Email headshot and resume to: theactorsschool@austincc.edu.

Mar 26-May 14  (8 weeks)   Tuesdays          6:30-9:30pm                $271             DRAX 3058 200 

 

VOICE CLASSES

TRAINING THE SPEAKING VOICE

Led by Adam Roberts

This class is intended for anyone desiring to increase the power and impact of his or her speaking voice. Training in healthy vocal production is an essential part of speaking intentionally in any situation, from the stage or screen to the classroom or boardroom. In this course, you’ll learn a variety of techniques for preparing and utilizing your natural voice to speak confidently in a variety of environments. Our first five sessions will focus on active exercises designed to healthily engage the various aspects of vocal production, while the final three sessions will practically apply what you’ve learned to scenes, speeches, interpersonal communication, or presentations.

Jan 24-Mar 14  (8 weeks)   Thursdays   6:30-9:30pm   $256   DRAX 3064 200  

 

ACCENTS FOR FILM & STAGE

Led by Cliff Miller

This course introduces two important accents (used) for stage, film, television, and video games: Estuary (Modern London) and German. Through Knight-Thompson Speechwork, a new standard bearing approach to speech, students will acquire the skills to convincingly perform these accents. Areas of focus include developing the oral posture, learning how to create the unique pronunciations, and analyzing the “music” (rhythm, tempo, and intonation) of the accent. Studies include native speakers of these accents, and dialogue from stage and screen scripts will be utilized to apply the work. This course is for actors with and without speech training and for people who simply would enjoying learning two interesting accents.

Mar 26-Apr 30  (6 weeks)   Tuesdays   6:30-9:30pm   $201   DRAX 3065 200

 

ADVANCED MUSICAL THEATRE INTENSIVE

Led by Adam Roberts

This musical theatre intensive will provide a rigorous workshop experience for advanced participants. The work will center primarily on each student’s existing rep and be conducted in master class format; additional topics covered will be determined by the needs and desires of the class as a whole. The focus of the class is musical theatre-specific vocal technique and methods for acting songs, as well as develop a new audition cut for each participant. Enrollment is limited to advanced students with prior training and experience.

Jan 5-Jan 19  (3 weeks)  Saturdays   10:30-1:30 pm   $126  DRAX 4040  200

 

PRIVATE COACHING IN MUSICAL THEATRE AND CONTEMPORARY VOICE

Led by Adam Roberts

Private coaching sessions with Adam Roberts are offered in musical theatre and contemporary vocal styles such as pop, folk, rock, etc. Coaching packages are tailored to each student’s unique goals and may include work toward preparing upcoming auditions, building a rep book, bolstering technique, expanding range, and strengthening a variety of performance skills. Coachings are available for adults from beginning through professional levels, and to advanced high school students. Call or email for an appointment time: info@adamrobertsvoice.com

Feb 28-Apr 4  (5–1hr. sessions)  Thursdays      2:30pm-5:30pm      $401  DRAX 3063 203  (No class 3/21)
Mar 1-Apr 5     (5–1hr. sessions)     Fridays               1-6pm              $401  DRAX 3063 204   (No class 3/22)
Mar 2-Apr 6  (5–1hr. sessions)      Saturdays          9am-12pm & 1-5pm         $401  DRAX 3063 205  (No class 3/23)
Apr 18-May 16  (5–1hr. sessions)  Thursdays      2:30pm-5:30pm     $401  DRAX 3063 206
Apr 19-May 17     (5–1hr. sessions)     Fridays          1-6pm                 $401  DRAX 3063 207
Apr 20-May 18  (5–1hr. sessions)     Saturdays    9:30-12:30 & 3:45-5:45pm    $401  DRAX 3063 208

 

MUSICAL THEATRE HISTORY TOUR

Led by Adam Roberts

This class is for singer-actors seeking new material for auditions, as well as Broadway fans looking for an entertaining tour through the history of musical theatre! We’ll take a journey deep into the chronicles of musicals as we delve into shows from the well-known to the obscure, with plenty of emphasis on composers, lyricists, book writers, and their work. From Rodgers and Hammerstein to Sondheim and Tesori to Miranda, students will embark together on a musical theatre adventure!
Apr 25-May 16   (4 weeks)   Thursdays  6:30-9:30pm   $126   DRAX 4049 200

 

MUSICAL THEATRE TECHNIQUES FOR VOICE TEACHERS AND THEATRE DIRECTORS

Led by Adam Roberts

In this workshop, voice teachers and theatre directors will learn techniques and tricks for working with singers in musical theatre settings. We’ll explore exercises and approaches to musical theatre songs for experienced performers, in addition to those with no prior vocal training. Each technique and exercise will then be applied practically in class, with the instructor modeling various approaches to coaching vocalists in musical theatre styles. This class is suitable for singing teachers, stage directors, and theatre educators.

Apr 28-May 12   (3 weeks)   Sundays   1:00-3:30 pm   $121   DRAX 4050 200

 

 

PRIVATE COACHING

Several teachers at The Actor’s School offer private studies to older teens and adults. Areas of study range from auditioning for film and stage, Shakespeare, Voice, Monologues and more.

Contact the school for more information. 512.223.7219 or theactorsschool@austincc.edu