Academy of Art University’s School of Acting is rooted in developing craft, individual process, and truthful storytelling. By training well-rounded actors, we offer a unique professional environment in classes taught by working professionals. From stage to camera, voiceovers to commercials, the School of Acting is much more than a school—it’s your opportunity to bring your passion to life.



Acting Degrees

Academy of Art University’s Acting program is a comprehensive and diverse curriculum that provides a strong foundation in performance fundamentals, including acting technique, acting for camera, improvisation, singing, and speech. In addition, courses in audition technique, stage production, musical theatre, and stage combat help prepare our graduating students to enter the professional world.

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Student Work

April Deutschle
Jacob Fuentes & Samuel Prince
Wei Jung Tsai & Manuel Cruz
Camille Grenier "Darkness"
In a Kingdom by the Sea / Frank Diaz
Caged / Samuel Prince
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Liberal Arts

The Liberal Arts Program provides students with a holistic education covering the arts, humanities, and sciences. Courses highlight connections between the subject of study and the major fields of art and design, providing context to the larger world of art and design.

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The Foundations curriculum heightens perception and understanding of visual structure through the study of drawing, modeling of form, value structure, perspective principles, color, and design theory.

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