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How Much Are Acting Classes in Los Angeles?

Acting Class Prices in Los Angeles

how much are acting classes in los angeles caHow much are acting classes in Los Angeles? This question depends on what type of classes you want to take, your skill level, and where you take your acting classes. Acting classes in the Los Angeles area can range from $50 – $200 per class.

Cheap Acting Classes

$30 – $50 per class

Pros: Inexpensive and pay-as-you go options.

Cons: Below average teachers or interns, bad locations and usually no connections in the entertainment industry.

If you’re a child and you’re a complete beginner, you can find very cheap acting classes in The Valley area. If you’re serious about acting, it’s not always a good idea to choose the cheapest classes in town. Cheap acting schools usually have inexperienced teachers or interns that have little to no experience in the entertainment industry.

If your child or teen isn’t really interested in acting and they want to take acting classes for fun, there are some schools that only charge $50 per class. Cheap acting schools aren’t usually connected to anyone in the industry, and the crowd is usually coarse. The pros to joining a cheap acting school is obviously the price, but the cons are a poor teaching and learning experience.

Average Priced Acting Classes

$100 per class

Pros: Experienced teachers, nicer locations, working actors, larger acting studios and connected in the entertainment industry.

Cons: Not everyone can afford it. Depending on the curriculum you choose, it will cost $2,000 – $4,500 to complete the program.

The average priced acting school costs around $100 per class. These schools are usually located in a nice area of Los Angeles with a cultured crowd. The teachers and school directors will have a good track record, and the acting studio will be a much larger facility compared to cheaper schools. This is the price range offered at The Playground Acting Conservatory. We have two acting studios where we offer an in depth curriculum for kids and teens. Our main acting studio is in Century City (Beverly Glen & Santa Monica Blvd), and we have another location in Costa Mesa, Orange County.

We have a one year program for beginners, intermediate, advanced, and professionals. We offer discounts to actors that pay a full year in advance, but most of our actors pay every six months (average of about $2,250). We also offer payment plans when available to give highly motivated actors the opportunity to join our acting conservatory. Our classes are held on the weekends, and our make up classes held during the week. Feel free to schedule a free on-camera talent evaluation at our Los Angeles facility for more details.

Expensive Acting Classes

$20,000 – $34,000 per year

Pros: Intensive training 3 – 5 days per week, well connected in the industry,  and accredited universities that offer Associates, Bachelors, and Master Degrees.

Cons: Typically requires financial aid (student loans) and not available for kids and young teens.

Expensive acting schools and programs are generally designed for adults because they’re more intensive. Expensive acting schools for adults usually take place 3 – 5 days per week. There’s a wide range of pricing depending on the program that you enroll into.

EXAMPLE: The New York Film Academy offers a one week program that cost $1,214. They also offer a one year program that starts at $34,676 for two semesters. For students looking for degrees, The New York Film Academy offers the following programs:

  • Associates Degree – FINE ARTS IN ACTING FOR FILM
    Tuition: $16,838 (USD) Per Semester
    Number of Semesters: 4
  • Bachelors Degree – FINE ARTS IN ACTING FOR FILM
    Tuition: $13,231 (USD) Per Semester
    Number of Semesters: 8
  • Masters Degree – FINE ARTS IN ACTING FOR FILM
    Tuition: $16,839 (USD) Per Semester
    Number of Semesters: 4

Why Choose The Playground Acting Conservatory?

We specialize in acting classes for kids and teens. Also for what we offer, our acting conservatory is vastly less expensive than our competitors in the Beverly Hills area. Our Director, Gary Spatz, has a long track record of working on set with successful actors that have starred on the Mickey Mouse Club, the Disney Channel, Nickelodeon, and major motion pictures. Click here to see some of Gary Spatz’s former students. Contact us now for more information about our acting programs.