Theatre Academy: Actor Training

Theatre Academy Acting poster


The Theatre Academy Actor Training Program in Hollywood provides intensive training in all skills and techniques an actor will need to enter the profession.

Why choose the Theatre Academy?

  • FOCUS: All required classes pertain to theatre and acting.
  • PRACTICUM: In addition to the foundation of classical theatrical training and collaboration with professional experts, the Academy regularly coordinates with the Cinema/TV department, providing practical experiences to develop the skills needed for film and television acting.
  • CONCENTRATION: Classes are restricted to those few committed to the program, who train with working professionals.

OK, what's next?
(How to enter the Academy)

There are two paths to the Academy program:

  1. Submit the Online Acting Program Application

    • Audition and interview. We are currently accepting Zoom auditions.

    • Perform a single monologue live on Zoom. The monologue is to be fully memorized, 3 to 5 minutes long, from a published play, and allows you to demonstrate your ability to play a character.

    • Once accepted into the Academy, apply for admission to Los Angeles City College.


2. Enter LACC and enroll in an introductory Theatre Department course - TA 200 (either day or night classes are available). Passing Theater 200, you may enter the conservatory program the following semester.

But, maybe you don't want a full program at this time...

You can take Theatre Department courses for transfer.

Do you still have questions? 

Leave a message at the Theater Production Office: (323) 953-4000 X2970


Course Descriptions

Academic Programs: Theater Arts / Theatre Academy [PDF] (Theater awards & certificates, p. 76)
College Catalog (Theater class descriptions pp. 191-197)

Class Schedules

LACC Class Schedule


Office Location

TA 208
To leave a message:
Phone: (323) 953-4000 ext. 2970

Show Information:
To leave a message
Phone: (323) 953-4000 ext. 2990

Department Chair:
Eddie Bledsoe

Visitors and playgoers please visit LACCD Check-In before arriving


Acting Program,
Costume Design Program:
​​​​​Eddie Bledsoe


Technical Theater Entertainment Technology Program:
Johnny Garofalo
TA 202