Spring 2024 registration is open!

Once you pick your classes, pre-register & pay early to secure your spot. Classes fill fast.

Scroll down to find descriptions, teacher bios, pricing, and specifics about these classes.

Private Coaching for Singers ~ various dates
Training the Speaking Voice 1/10-2/21
TEEN Acting for Film & Stage 1/20-2/24
Improvisation I 1/22-2/26
Uproot Fears/Unleash Stage Presence 1/23-2/27
Acting on Camera I 1/25-2/29
Acting Fundamentals 2/2-3/8
The Commercial Audition 2/24-4/6
Acting Fundamentals 3/19-4/23
Movement Fluency for Actors 3/19-4/23
Foundations of Singing 3/20-5/1
Acting on Camera II 3/21-4/25
Acting Explorations 3/22-4/26
TEEN Acting for Film 3/23-4/27
Acting on Camera I 4/7-5/19
Self-Taping Your Auditions 4/15-5/20
Accents for Film & Stage  4/30-6/4
Audition Monologue Workout 5/2-6/6
TEEN Audition Monologue Workout 5/4-6/8
Acting Fundamentals 3/22-4/26
Acting Fundamentals 1/22-2/26
Acting on Camera I  2/19-4/1
Tools of the Trade 5/4-6/1
Acting Fundamentals 1/10-2/21
Advanced Scene Study 1/20-3/30
Acting Explorations 2/28-4/10
Improvisation I 3/18-4/22
Private Coaching for Singers ~ various dates
Introduction to Voiceover 1/9-2/13 
Introduction to Voiceover 2/28-4/10
Introduction to Voiceover II 4/24-5/29
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These classes are for EVERYBODY — curious beginners; people who made theatre or films in school but then “real” life was interrupted for a few decades; professionals from non-theatrical industries who think an acting or voice class might help them perform more comfortably at work; theatre professionals who want to get back to basics and do self-care; empty nesters finally getting to do something they want to do; college students seeking a creative outlet… People like YOU, who want to connect and have more fun! THESE CLASSES ARE DESIGNED TO BE TAKEN MORE THAN ONCE AS OFTEN AS YOU LIKE.


Acting Fundamentals

Led by Rick Roemer, Francine Michelle, Jacqui Calloway, or Babs Georgethis playful approach to the actor’s craft is conducive to the beginner. This class provides individuals the opportunity to experience living in the imaginary world of a character and a story while expanding their own self-expression and emotional life. Students will learn how to investigate a script as well as explore their own intuition through games, 

exercises, and scenes from film or stage. The class is designed to be taken more than once, as it is different in meaningful ways each time — ever-changing with the instructor, fellow students, and the material chosen for the class. In addition, while we are a professional training school, our beginning courses are for anyone who is curious about acting, seeking to expand their creativity, wanting a new challenge, or just to have fun. Acting Fundamentals Rick’s Syllabus / Jacqui’s Syllabus /  Babs’ Syllabus / Francine’s Syllabus

Jan 10 – Feb 21  (6 weeks)   Wednesdays  6:30-9:30pm    $231    DRAM 3034 200  Syn 81738  Northridge Campus – Rick  No class Feb 14-Valentine’s Day (18-hour class; limited to 12 students) 

Jan 22 – Feb 26  (6 weeks)   Mondays  6:30-9:30pm    $196  DRAM 3034 201   Syn 81739  South Austin Campus – Jacqui  (15-hour class; limited to 10 students)

Feb 2 – Mar 8  (6 weeks)  Fridays   11am-2pm    $231   DRAM 3034 202  Syn 81741  Highland Campus – Rick  (18-hour class; limited to 12 students) 

Mar 19 – Apr 23  (6 weeks)   Tuesdays  6:30-9:00pm  $196  DRAM 3034 203  Syn 81742  Highland Campus – Babs  (18-hour class; limited to 10 students) 

Mar 22 – Apr 26  (6 weeks)   Fridays   DRAM 3034 205  11:30am-2:30pm    $231   DRAM 3034 205  Syn 93160  Cypress Creek Campus – Francine  (18-hour class; limited to 12 students)



Uproot Fears/Unleash Stage Presence

Led by Amy Griego, this class is appropriate for anyone who has to present or perform in front of others, regardless of profession. If you’ve experienced recurring stage fright or performance anxiety, you know it can hold you back in work and life. Have people offered, “Just picture everyone in the audience naked” or “take deep breaths and don’t lock your knees” or other wildly unhelpful suggestions? If you’re ready to actually do something about your stage fright in a supportive environment with others facing similar experiences, this course is for you. In a group workshop setting across 6 weeks, you can find your calm, assertive center, enabling you to be more fully present on any stage — so that the story you want to communicate can be all it’s meant to be. Limited to 12 students. Amy Griego-Uproot Fears/Unleash Stage Presence Syllabus

Jan 23 – Feb 27 (6 weeks)    Tuesdays    7:00-9:00pm    $156     DRAX 4013 200    Syn 81795    Highland Campus


Uproot Fears/Unleash Stage Presence II

Led by Amy Griego, this class digs a little deeper than the level one class. We have all watched an actor give everything on screen in a way that makes us think “Could I ever be that vulnerable?” Yes you can! This level two class will have you take the Fearless Character you created in level 1 and ask them to tackle your fear of showing your vulnerability on screen and off. Using themes of generational roles and inner parts work we will look at what “mask” you wear day to day and when and how to express your true center self in a safe and meaningful way. 


Improvisation I

Led by John Ratliff, this class provides proof that Improv is an indispensable asset for the actor, a great tool for development and self-discovery, and – maybe most importantly – FUN! In this class, we will explore the fundamental improv skills of paying close attention and reacting honestly, the essential ingredients of compelling scene work. It’s not about thinking fast or being funny! This class is open to everyone, from actors who want to upgrade their technical toolkit to people with no performance experience who want to try something a little challenging (but FUN!) in a super-supportive environment. Limited to 12 students. John’s Improv Syllabus

Jan 22 – Feb 26  (6 weeks)  Monday  6:30-9:00pm   $196   DRAX 4042 200    Syn 81771   Highland Campus 

Mar 18 – Apr 22   (6 weeks)  Mondays  6:30-9:00pm   $196   DRAX 4042 201   Syn 81772  Northridge Campus 

 The Commercial Audition

Led by Jacqui Calloway, this class is for actors who are new to commercial acting. Students will learn how to approach various types of commercial auditions, including no-dialogue, solo improv, group improv, and scripted auditions. We’ll cover slating, camera & teleprompter techniques, clothing and styling tips, and how to adjust the tone of your performance for different types of commercials. Students will learn how to film professional audition tapes at home and participate in mock live auditions and callbacks. We’ll also discuss business logistics, including headshots, casting websites, agencies, and self-submitting in the Austin market. (Limited to 12 students).  Jacqui Commercial Audition Syllabus

Feb 22 – Apr 6  (6 weeks)   Saturday   10:00am-12:30pm    $196    DRAX 3088 200    Syn 81769    Highland Campus

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. The first few classes will focus on active exercises designed to healthily engage the various aspects of vocal production, while the final sessions will practically apply what you’ve learned to scenes, speeches, interpersonal communication, or presentations. Limited to 12 students. Adam-Training the Speaking Voice Syllabus

Jan 10 – Feb 21   (6 weeks)    Wednesday    6:30-9:30pm    $231    DRAX 3064 200    Syn 81757    Highland Campus  (no class February 14)

Introduction to Voiceover

Led by Cliff Miller, this course is for actors and curious individuals wanting to learn more about the world of voiceover. We will cover acting for voiceover, home studio setup, mic technique, and recording and editing. Through analyzing, performing, and critiquing voiceover copy, we will focus on commercial and narration. Limited to 8 students. Materials needed: internet connection & audio/video capability with computer or tablet; updated (free) Zoom account. Cliff’s Intro to Voiceover Syllabus

Jan 9 – Feb 13  (6 weeks)   Tuesdays  6-8:30pm   $191   DRAX 3068 210    Syn 81762   Online/Zoom 

Feb 28 – Apr 10  (6 weeks)   Wednesdays   6-8:30pm    $191    DRAX 3068 211   Syn 81763  Online/Zoom 

Foundations of Singing

Led by Adam Roberts, this course provides an introduction to vocal technique for the beginning singer. Students will have the opportunity to sing both individually and as part of a group. This class is ideal for anyone who desires to gain a foundational knowledge of singing, including stage and film actors. Students are encouraged to focus on the musical styles that most interest them, with support from the instructor in identifying specific song choices. By the end of the course, participants will have become better acquainted with the unique qualities of their individual voices. No prior singing experience is necessary. Limited to 10 students. Adam’s Foundations of Singing Syllabus

Mar 20 – May 1  (6 weeks)    Wednesdays  6:30-9:30pm    $231   DRAX 3038 200   Syn 81752   Highland  (No class April 17)


If you’ve taken our Fundamentals classes and want to stretch further, Explorations are for you! These classes are also right for those with plenty of experience who are looking to get back into acting work after a break or people who have previous training in basic acting concepts and techniques. THESE CLASSES ARE DESIGNED TO BE TAKEN MORE THAN ONCE.

Acting Explorations

Led by Rick Roemer, this course is for those who have had previous acting training, such as Acting Fundamentals. Using scenes or monologues, the focus will be on strengthening text analysis and following inner impulses to create a powerful need to speak. The work in class will enliven the imagination and increase emotional availability and vulnerability of the actor. This class can be taken more than once, as it is different each time with new students and new scenes to explore. Limited to 12 students   Acting Explorations Syllabus – Rick

Feb 28 – Apr 10   (6 weeks)    Wednesdays    6:30-9:30pm    $231   DRAM 9002 200   Syn 81744    Northridge Campus 

Mar 22 – April 26    (6 weeks)   Fridays    11am-2pm    $231   DRAM 9002 201   Syn 81749    Highland Campus

Acting On Camera

Led by Francine Michelle, or Craig Nigh, this is an intermediate class focusing on acting for the camera. It is required that you have had at least a basic acting class before joining — such as Acting Fundamentals or the equivalent. It is suggested that you have had Acting Explorations. The emphasis is on developing a naturalistic acting style through connection, honesty, vulnerability, and following intuitive impulses. The student’s work will be explored through exercises and scene study from film and television scripts. Some videotaping and playback will be used for critique. Limited to 12 students. Francine’s Acting On Camera I Syllabus Craig’s Acting On Camera I Syllabus

Jan 25 – Feb 29   (6 weeks; no class on 5/12)   Thursdays  6:30-9:30pm    $231  DRAM 3010 200  Synonym 81725   Highland Campus – Francine

Apr 7 – May 19 (6 weeks; no class May 12) Sundays 12:00-3:00pm   $231    DRAM 3010 201  Syn 81726  Highland Campus  –  Francine

Feb 19 – Apr 1 (6 weeks)  Mondays 6:30-9:30pm   $231  DRAM 3010 202  Syn 81733  South Austin Campus – Craig


Audition Monologue Workout

Led by a team This class is for teens 16+ and adults. 

Auditioning is an essential (and occasionally dreaded) skill that each actor must master. In this class, students will find the FUN in entering a casting room, reframing auditioning into an opportunity to do the thing we love. This class will increase confidence and hone dynamic monologue techniques for stage auditions. Skills covered include character study, choosing clear and high-stakes objectives, blocking, entrances/exits, and who to be fully present in the room. Register early! Once the class makes students will receive guidance on finding monologues. Students will bring a 1-minute to 90-second monologue of their choice to the first meeting. Limited to 10 students.

May 4 – June 8   (6 weeks)  Saturdays  1-3:30pm   $196    DRAX 3086 200    Syn 81767   Highland Campus

Movement Fluency for Actors 

Led by Toni Bravo, this class is a must! Give yourself space to explore acting from the physical point of view. Alignment, relaxation, breath, and keen awareness enable physical neutrality and genuine presence before making character choices. This experiential class includes movement analysis, body language, and gesture — ultra-practical tools to get actors out of their heads and into their bodies! You will find joy and relief from working outside-in. Bring a yoga mat for comfort. Toni Bravo – Movement Fluency Syllabus

Mar 19 – Apr 23   (6 weeks)   Tuesdays   6:30-8:30pm   $191    DRAX 4000 200  Synonym 81794   Highland Campus Studio 

Tools of the Trade

Led by Jacqui Calloway, this class is designed for actors with prior training who are beginning their professional acting journeys, revamping their materials, or newly breaking into the Austin market. It covers headshots, resumes, demo reels, personal websites, casting websites, and social media. We’ll discuss the industry standard for each element, look at professional examples, assess students’ current materials, and work on them in class. We’ll end by discussing the logistics of getting an agent and sustaining an acting career in Central Texas. Limited to 12 students.  Jacqui’s Tools of the Trade Syllabus

May 4-June 1  (5 weeks)   Saturdays  10:30am-1:00pm   $161   DRAX 3087 200  Syn 81768  South Austin Campus

Self-Taping Your Auditions

Led by Matthew Iott, this class is appropriate for actors who need to self-tape auditions for film, TV, or theater. The first half of the class will be the technical side of self-taping, building a home set-up, and some basic editing skills. The second half of the class will address the unique acting challenges of self-taped auditions, and how to make blocking and behavior choices that look good within the confines of the camera and stand out to casting directors. Students will be required to film weekly tapes at home and send them in for review in class. For actors with previous training/experience. Students will need to bring the phone/tablet/camera that they will be using to film, as well as a laptop for editing. Limited to 12 students.

Apr 15-May 20  (6 weeks)   Mondays   6:30-9:00pm  $196   DRAX 3046 200  Syn 81754     Highland Campus 

Introduction to Voiceover II

Led by Cliff Miller, this class builds on the techniques and industry knowledge established in Intro to Voiceover, which is a prerequisite for taking this course. This class is designed for the individual who would like to take their interest in VO beyond the classroom and into the industry. We will continue to analyze, perform, and critique commercial and audiobook copy. In addition, we will begin working on the growing field of e-learning narration. Limited to 8 students. Materials needed: internet connection & audio/video capability with computer or tablet; updated (free) Zoom account. Cliff’s Voiceover II Syllabus

Apr 24 – May 29    (6 weeks)   Wednesdays  6:00-8:30pm   $196  DRAX 4053 210   Syn 81773   Online/Zoom

Accents for Film & Stage

Led by Cliff Miller, this course introduces two important accents used for stage, film, television, and video games. In the Fall, we’re offering Scottish and the Southern of Kentucky and Tennessee. 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 enjoy learning two interesting accents. Limited to 10 students.  Cliff’s Accents syllabus

Apr 30 – Jun 4   (6 weeks)   Tuesdays    6-8:30pm    $196    DRAX 3065 210    Syn 81758  Highland Campus

Private Coaching for Singers

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. Adam’s Private Coaching for Singers Syllabus

Lessons are once a week during the scheduled dates below. Book your day and time during the weeks indicated below by contacting booking@adamkroberts.com

Tuesdays  Jan 9 – 23   (3 sessions)   $271   DRAX 3063 200   Syn 81774  Highland Campus
Wednesdays  Jan 10 – 24  (3 sessions)  $271   DRAX 3063 201  Syn  81776   Highland Campus
Thursdays  Jan 11 – 25    (3 sessions)  $271   DRAX 3063 202  Syn  81777   Highland Campus

Tuesdays  Jan 30 – Feb 13  (3 sessions)  $271   DRAX 3063 203  Syn  81778 Highland Campus
Wednesdays  Jan 31 – Feb 14  (3 sessions)  $271   DRAX 3063 204  Syn  81779 Highland Campus
Thursdays  Feb 1 – 15  (3 sessions)   $271   DRAX 3063 205  Syn  81780 Highland Campus

Tuesdays   Feb 20 – Mar 5   (3 sessions)    $271   DRAX 3063 206    Syn  81781  Highland Campus
Wednesdays  Feb 21 – Mar 6  (3 sessions)   $271   DRAX 3063 207   Syn 81782  Highland Campus
Thursdays  Feb 22 – Mar 7  (3 sessions)   $271   DRAX 3063 208    Syn 81783  Highland Campus

Tuesdays   Mar 19 – Apr 2   (3 sessions)    $271   DRAX 3063 209    Syn  81784  Highland Campus
Wednesdays  Mar 20 – Apr 3  (3 sessions)   $271   DRAX 3063 210   Syn  81786   Highland Campus
Thursdays  Mar 21 – Apr 4  (3 sessions)   $271   DRAX 3063 211    Syn  81787  Highland Campus

Tuesdays   Apr 9 – Apr 23   (3 sessions)  $271   DRAX 3063 212    Syn  81788  Highland Campus
Wednesdays  Apr 10 – Apr 24  (3 sessions)   $271   DRAX 3063 213   Syn 81789   Highland Campus
Thursdays  Apr 11 – Apr 25  (3 sessions)   $271   DRAX 3063 214    Syn 81790  Highland Campus

Tuesdays   May 7 – 21   (3 sessions)    $271   DRAX 3063 215 Syn 81791  Highland Campus
Wednesdays  May 8 – 22  (3 sessions)   $271   DRAX 3063 216   Syn 81792   Highland Campus
Thursdays  May 9 – 23  (3 sessions)   $271   DRAX 3063 217    Syn 81793  Highland Campus

Advanced Scene Study

Led by Rick Roemer, this ten-week course is available only with instructor approval. Participants are expected to have had Acting Explorations, Ongoing Scene Study or other comparable training. Advanced Scene Study is the best opportunity for actors to flex their acting muscles and refine their craft on a consistent basis — a weekly workout with a community of peers. Actors will test their performance abilities in a safe and playful environment, using realistic scenes both comedic and dramatic. Expand your comfort zone, dive into character and gain more confidence in your art and your craft! Limited to 10 students. To request instructor approval, please send a resume and reel to theactorsschool@austincc.edu with Advanced Scene Study Request in the subject line. Rick – Adv Scene Study syllabus

Jan 20 – Mar 30  (10 wks)  Saturdays 11am-2pm  $366  DRAX 3084 200  Syn 81765  Northridge Campus 


Acting on Camera II

Led by Francine Michelle, this class is for students with professional experience and/or previous film acting training. Francine focuses on achieving an honest and vulnerable performance for the camera. The emphasis is on energy and making choices that highlight the actor’s power to tell a story. Students will explore the work through scene study from film and television scripts with some videotaping and playback for evaluation. Suggested prerequisite: Two or more beginning acting classes, Acting Explorations, Advanced Scene Study, or other previous acting training/experience. Limited to 12 students. Francine – Acting On Camera II Syllabus

Mar 21 – Apr 25   (6 wks)   Thursdays  6:30-9:30pm   $231   DRAX 3003 200  Syn 81750  Highland Campus 

Advanced Musical Theatre Workshop

Led by Adam Roberts Join this workshop for an afternoon of musical theatre coaching in a group setting, This masterclass is intended for experienced theatre performers with an existing rep. Each participant should bring sheet music for 2 audition-appropriate cuts of 32 measures/1-minute in length. Limited to 15 participants. Lunch from 1:30-2:30PM on your own. TO BE RESCHEDULED   $100  DRAX 4040 100  SYN 82285  Highland Campus   

Working actors rejoice! The Actor’s School is expanding to include an “actor’s gym” program called the Pro Series. These classes require instructor approval and are designed to be taken as often as you like. Look for the Pro Series to roll out in Spring 2024!


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 to Shakespeare, Voice, Monologues, and more. Contact the school for more information at theactorsschool@austincc.edu

Where our classes are held:

ACC Highland Campus – 6101 Highland Campus Dr, Austin, TX 78752, Bldg 4000 in our Studio – details sent upon registration. ACC South Austin Campus – 1820 W Stassney Ln, Austin, TX 78745 – Room number and details sent upon registration. ACC Northridge Campus – 11928 Stonehollow Dr, Austin, TX 78758 – Room number and details sent upon registration.