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What classes must be taken if you want to be an actor

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Fred’s Answer

If you are in a college/university degree program, they will have a list of requirements. Generally, you will need some non-theatre classes. It's similar to high school requirements - some history, some English (or whatever the local language is), math, science...

Then the specific degree will also spell out classes for that major. Actors will naturally take more acting/movement classes. Tech majors will have to take lighting and sound classes. You'll probably have to (and want to) be involved in several department produced shows.

There may be specialized programs that don't require the general education stuff, but these days just about any program will have all the requirements spelled out on their website, along with a description of all classes offered.
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Amie’s Answer

In college I would take as many classes as you can, especially if there isn't an extra charge. Take acting, directing, scene and costume and lighting design. While you are there and able, soak up as much information and experience as you can. There is no replacement for doing and learning. Once you're out of college you'll have to pay for any class you want.


Also a singing and dancing class is a good idea. I'm a musical theater actress but often work with traditional actors who just happen to be able to sing and/or move well. Bonus for males, as there always seems to be a need for men who can act and move on rhythm.


I would also take a business class. Selling your talent is a business and the more you can know about taxes and making money and saving money the more ahead you'll be for all the "adulting" side of show business.


Break legs out there!

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