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Top 10 acting classes in Santa Barbara, CA

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Clayton Hollywood. Learn How To Stand Out.

Clayton Hollywood. Learn How To Stand Out.

New on Lessons
Offers online services
9+ years in business
Serves Santa Barbara, CA
Greetings, fellow thespians 🎭 My program focuses you on getting out of your box, and showing you there's more to the industry than just your acting. You will learn: how to read beyond the script; how to break out of your shell; how taking a minor role may help you steal the show. I have worked 5 years in the industry and have amassed a wealth of connections beyond filmmakers. I teach you that movies are more than just powerful performances. I tell you the truth of what it takes to break into the industry and what kind of mindset you must develop in order to have a successful career....
Professional Actor Training

Professional Actor Training

New on Lessons
Offers online services
11+ years in business
Serves Santa Barbara, CA
Jeremy Tardy is an actor and director who got his start as a child actor working in professional theater. Jeremy studied in Oxford, England at the British American Dramatic Academy. He received his BFA in Drama at The Juilliard School. Now residing in Los Angeles, he enjoys a career with TV/Film credits including: Paramount Network's "68 Whiskey", HBO’s “Ballers”, Netflix’s “Dear White People”, “The Mindy Project”, “10 Days in the Valley”, “Castle”; PREY, VOODOO MACBETH, WAR DOGS, and more. Jeremy enjoys teaching the craft of acting which he has been doing for nearly 10 years and has seen many of his students make tremendous progress toward t
Acting With Azizi

Acting With Azizi

New on Lessons
Offers online services
8+ years in business
Serves Santa Barbara, CA
I just won a Tony and Obie for the show called Oslo last year playing one of the leads. I have been acting since I was a child. I have studied with great Michael Howard, Uta Hagen, Allen Miller, and Charlie Richter. I have developed my own way and system based on all the styles I have studied. I have appeared in hundreds of film and television shows. Goto to me IMDB page to see most of my work. I am an ethnic actor and was the first Iranian American to be a network series regular in 2003 for ABC, so I am an expert on teaching ethnic actors on how to get work including children. Www.imdb.com/anthonyazizi...
Puja At Rainbow Productions

Puja At Rainbow Productions

4.9Exceptional(23)
Offers online services
44 hires on Lessons
8+ years in business
Serves Santa Barbara, CA
Robert A. says, "During or first lesson Puja was immediately able to provide me with a framework for approaching a role in a film that required a lot of thought and action as well as dialogue. I look forward to more lessons to enrich my depth as an actor, to allow me to be the character and the character to be me - to be free in my approach as well as to work within the excellent structure that Puja provides." Read more
All About Acting

All About Acting

New on Lessons
Offers online services
19+ years in business
Serves Santa Barbara, CA
As a successful actor of over 100 national commercials in just 12 years, with multiple campaigns running simultaniously, I can help you stand out above the rest so you book more, as well as develop your business accumen for increased auditions and call-back precentages. If you're struggling with your call back ratio or just not booking, I can share some secrets, and drill methods and tactics for making the right connection in the room to dispell all doubt, and help you get everybody on the other side of the camera totally excited about you. Every audition is meant for you, you were selected because they like the look for the part. All you hav...

Your Acting Classes questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Lessons.

How much do acting classes cost?

Acting classes cost $25 to $65 per hour on average for group classes or $50 to $150+ per hour to hire a private acting coach. Prices vary depending on where you live and the instructor's experience and reputation. Acting studios that offer ongoing weekly classes typically charge $150 to $350 per month.

Acting courses and workshops can cost as little as $200 to as much as $2,800+, depending on the content, number of sessions, and the instructor's demand. Some acting workshops are short, 1- or 2-day intensive classes focusing on one aspect of the industry, while other programs last 4 to 8 weeks and cover several topics, methods, and techniques.

Most studios offer a free trial class so you can get a feel for the teaching style and decide if it's right for you.

Are online acting classes worth it?

Online acting classes are worth it if you want to pursue acting and are unable to attend acting classes in person. With online video calling platforms like Zoom and Skype, you can now study acting with the best in the industry from the comfort of your own home! Many reputable acting coaches—including those right here on Lessons—now offer online acting classes and teach the same methods and techniques that they teach in the studio. 

Do you need acting classes to become an actor?

You technically don't need acting classes to become an actor. However, acting classes can help you gain confidence, learn new methods and techniques, analyze scenes and scripts, and build new industry connections and relationships. Acting classes can also teach you about the business side of acting, which is as important as acting itself.

How long do acting classes take?

Acting class length varies depending on the studio and the type of class. Some studios have 2-hour classes, while others have classes lasting 3 to 5 hours. Depending on the location, acting classes may be offered in several formats, such as ongoing weekly classes, weekend intensive workshops, and training programs that can run anywhere from 2 to 8+ weeks.

What skills do you need to be an actor?

While the necessary skillset varies depending on the type of acting you pursue (think Broadway theater vs. TV commercials vs. film), all actors need a broad range of skills to portray the expressions and emotions of a character so effectively that they temporarily transport the audience to a world where the actor is indeed that character. This often involves:

  • Memorizing lines and stage cues
  • Analyzing scripts and scenes
  • Developing a character's emotions and physical expressions
  • Working with other actors, directors, and production crews
  • Adapting to unexpected changes and situations
  • Speaking clearly and adjusting one's voice to align with the character
  • Learning and developing different acting methods and techniques
  • Being comfortable in front of an audience or camera

Reviews for Santa Barbara acting classes

Recent success stories from people in the Santa Barbara area.
Zachary Michael M.
Puja is absolutely phenomenal and I felt I learned so much in just one hour. Everything was digestible and very easy to remember. 5/5
Puja at Rainbow Productions
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