Question by Anni W: Which college for theatre can I get in to?
I am 100 % sure that I want to spend the rest of my life working somehow in the theatre world. I am also sure of that I want to go to LA or NYC for college and major in theatre. I want to study theatre and not just move there to audition for many reasons, one of them being that I want to get a degree in the theatre arts and learn every aspect of theatre and be in productions. I am very much interested in film too though, not just acting but directing and editing. Like I said, I am fully committed to a life in the acting industry and there is really no other option for me anymore. The thing is that I don’t have the best grades. I mean I’m in the top 10 % of my class but I’m also an american student living abroad and let me tell you it is hard to get the top grade on a 1-6 scale. My gpa is probably 5.2 . I will retake my ACTs because I got 21 (yikes) and I know I will improve. Other than that I’ve done tons of sports. I work as a journalist for the local newspaper. I work at a local clothing store. I write for the school newspaper. I’m involved in the school council. I’ve taken classes at several academy’s outside of school where I’ve acted in several productions. and been to an acting camp in LA and will be going to a drama course at Cambridge University. I have an IMDB credit from one short and I will be in an other short film. I do take drama as one of my subjects at school, but we don’t have high school clubs so everything I have done in theatre has been outside of school. Theatre for me is not an extracurricular activity, it is something that I spend most of my time doing. Unfortunately i only take arts related subjects like creative writing and drama (and the core subjects). The education system is different here. So I haven’t had a lot of science and math which is apparent on my test scores. My question is: where can I get in? The UC schools are all ready out because I can’t take the subject tests where I live but which other schools with good theatre programs should I look at? I know USC and Tisch (NYU) might be hard but what about chapman, loyola or the CAL states? Also are there any community colleges with good theatre programs?
Answer by Theatre Doc
Chapman has the only film acting major that I know of. What about Cal Arts or some other professional school? What about no school and trying to become an actor? Read my book The Tao of Acting free at the link below
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