Train in a unique environment dedicated to acting for film and television. Academy of Art University’s School of Acting will help you develop a clear and playful approach to your craft, with attention to your individual strengths as well as those areas where you can develop as an actor.



Acting Degrees

Our Acting programs offer hands-on training in acting for film & television.

Our AA program introduces students to fundamental acting techniques including Meisner scene study, movement, voice and speech, and introductory film acting classes.

Our BFA and MFA programs are designed with an in-depth focus on the development of technical, physical, and vocal skills that all great actors share, with extensive filming experience on our soundstages. Alongside this rigorous training, our actors also enjoy a range of elective classes like Fights & Stunts, Character Voices for Game, Animation & Cartoons, Comedy & Sketch, and Accents & Dialects. Actors have the opportunity to study film directing, screenwriting and filmmaking.

Our MA program in Acting offers a solid grounding in the primary skills needed as a professional actor, with a focus on acting for camera. Professional directors and producers who teach in our program work closely with our BFA, MA and MFA actors to help build your professional reel, acting website, a 90-day plan and a go to market project to help you transition into the industry.

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Liberal Arts

The Liberal Arts Program provides students with a holistic education covering the arts, humanities, and sciences. Courses highlight connections between the subject of study and the major fields of art and design, providing context to the larger world of art and design.

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