How to Become an Actor: Go to Acting School

After you have decided that acting is going to be a long-term career choice you will want to find an acting school that fits your lifestyle and needs. For many people, school will require additional time away from your family. For others, they will be able to attend acting school full-time. These are just a couple of areas that people will need to evaluate when considering a school when trying to become an actor.
The first step in choosing a school is to do your research. Many want to be actors rush to the first acting school that they come across out of pure excitement. It is very easy to find a database of acting schools on Google. Perform a search on Google for "acting schools" or target your geo area such as "acting schools in NYC" this will allow you to identify the most local acting schools if you do not plan on moving from home.
Second, after speaking to some schools you should attend some seminars that are being held at the schools to get a feel for the teaching styles and curriculum. When choosing a school, the size of the class is very important. The larger the class the less hands on practice you will have. However, classes that are too small will not provide you with more examples or ideas. Make sure that you have gen deep thought to the amount of exposure and experience that you would like to gain while in class.
Third, most schools will have several classes with different lengths and time spent in each class. This is important as you will want to leverage time in class with time pursuing your career in small role auditions. Make sure that you will be able to mix school with your lifestyle schedule. After all, if attending school is cumbersome to your lifestyle you will find it difficult and will not be able to enjoy the experience of attending acting school.
There are many resources on the web and in your local community to help you become an actor. Spend as much time possible utilizing these resources before committing to the direction that you would like to go. Becoming an actor and choosing an acting school are very serious decisions to make and require a lot of work and time. Enjoy the process and the experience as only a select few go on becoming the actor that they always dreamed of.

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