Las Positas College is now offering a two-year certificate program, the Actors Conservatory, designed to provide actors with a deeper understanding of the craft of theater and the cultural importance of the art form. According to the college, those enrolled in the Actors Conservancy will leave the program with knowledge and experience necessary to continue in the performing arts.
"At the Actors Conservatory, we believe students should be able to explore their passion and dedication for theater in a meaningful, affordable, and inspiring way, said theater and performing arts coordinator Titian Lish. “We are proud to be a part of their artistic process and look forward to working with them, as students and future colleagues in the profession of acting."
Designed for both new and returning performers, the Actors Conservatory will provide preparation in areas such as scene study, Shakespeare, stage combat, vocal studies, dance, musical theater, dialect, acting for the camera, and more. Courses will be led by faculty and professionals with backgrounds in acting and directing on stage and for film.
Students will spend the first year learning the foundational methodologies of acting as a craft through rigorous and concentrated immersion into the program, while being given the opportunity to perform in a theater production. During the second year, students will have the opportunity to perform in multiple productions to showcase their readiness to continue in field.
Las Positas College is the only community college in the greater northern California area to offer a dedicated vocational training program for actors. Actors Conservancy courses will begin with the Fall 2020 semester. To apply, go to https://bit.ly/2TuQV48. The deadline to apply is August 1.