Acting Tips

Help Starting my Acting Career

QUESTION:

Hi, my name Anastazia and i want to be an actress. I’m 18 years old and I’m graduating high school in June. I have never acted in my life. My school holds a play every year and I only got a small, non-verbal role. I live in a small town in up-state New York and have no schools that are close to where I live.

Can you help me find a school that is for people like me who have no acting experience?

ANSWER:

Acting Schools are usually for people with no experience, so you have plenty to choose from, especially now you’ve graduated and are willing to move out of your small town. If you don’t want to go too far, start with our listings of New York Acting Schools that cover acting schools in New York City, Long Island, Queens, etc.

Most listings include a short description, as well as information on the performance opportunities you’ll have (an important thing to start getting experience, along with career preparation), the type of degree you can obtain (if any), the tuition fee and financial aid (if any) and what you’ll need to apply (this is where you’ll find out if the school accepts all applicants, experienced or not).

Sometimes a picture and resume, along with an audition are required, but don’t let that stop you if you like the acting school in question. You can get a snapshot to begin with and write a short resume following these tips. A lot of acting schools who ask for monologues are not expecting to see a perfect performance, but just want to evaluate your potential.

To expand your search beyond New York, visit our acting schools page. It starts with an informational article to help you pick a school, followed by acting schools listings by state and city throughout the US.

Good luck.

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