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Unleash your inner actor with a variety of online acting classes! Learn the art of improvisation, character development, and stage presence from industry professionals and gain the skills and confidence needed to take the spotlight.

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Mastering Acting for Camera | 3-Hour Crash Course

Pitch to Screen® Education

Unlock the secrets of captivating on-screen performances in this intensive course on mastering acting for the camera. Gain essential skills in body language, vocal projection, facial expressions, and more to deliver powerful and authentic characters. Suitable for all levels, join us and take the first step towards becoming a confident and compelling on-screen performer.

Wednesday Dec 13th, 10:30am–1:30pm Eastern Time

2-Week TV/Film Acting Intensive with "The Princess Diaries" Casting Director Gail Goldberg CSA!

Acting & Voice Studios @ Virtual Classroom

Join us for our 2-Week Film Acting Intensive with Top Casting Director, Gail Goldberg CSA! This class is for actors 16 years old and up and you will be working on scene study and audition techniques. This will be a live interactive class where you will have a Q&A and you will be able to perform and get feedback from Gail. You will be able to download the recordings of your performances for educational purposes and send us your headshot, resume,...

Friday Dec 8th, 3–5pm Pacific Time

 (2 sessions)

$189

2 sessions

Beginners Acting I: The Basics

The Barrow Group Acting School @ Live Online

This class is designed for the beginning / amateur adult actor. This class is a great introduction to the Barrow Group approach and foundation for the craft. The class highlights quick and powerful ways to make your performance more natural and spontaneous. Students will work with ensemble building games, script analysis, and scene study. No experience is necessary.  A great start for the beginning actor!

Tuesday Jan 16th, 6:30–9:30pm Eastern Time

 (8 sessions)

$425

8 sessions

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Directing Workshop I

The Barrow Group Acting School @ Live Online

Our Directing Workshop I is an introduction to our approach to directing. Directors will explore the early stages of the directing process including; the role of the director, script analysis, demos of a first rehearsal, facilitated rehearsals in class. The workshop also introduces The Barrow Group acting tools (found in An Actor’s Companion by Seth Barrish) and how to apply them to our work as directors.  The instructor will...

Monday Jan 22nd, 6:30–9:30pm Eastern Time

 (8 sessions)

$495

8 sessions

Online Masterclass with Top CD Danielle Pretsfelder

Acting & Voice Studios @ Virtual Classroom

Learn from top casting director Danielle Pretsfelder in this brand-new online masterclass at Acting & Voice Studios. Get the chance to perform for Danielle, receive valuable feedback, and download recordings of your performances for educational purposes. Don't miss this opportunity to elevate your acting skills and gain insights from an industry expert.

Wednesday Jan 10th, 6–8pm Eastern Time

2-Week Intensive with Top TV/Film Agent Marisa Patella

Acting & Voice Studios @ Virtual Classroom

Level up your acting career with an exclusive opportunity to learn from top TV/Film agent Marisa Patella. Gain invaluable feedback and insight as you perform live and interact with Marisa in this intensive online class. Don't miss out on this chance to take your acting to the next level!

Monday Jan 22nd, 7–9pm Eastern Time

 (2 sessions)

$189

2 sessions

2-Week Commercial Intensive with Ashley Partington of A3 Artists Agency

Acting & Voice Studios @ Virtual Classroom

MAJOR AGENCY! Don't miss our 2 Week Online TV & Film Intensive with Top Agent Ashley Partington of A3 Artists Agency! This will be a live interactive class where you will have a Q&A and you will be able to perform and get feedback from Ashley. You will be able to download the recordings of your performances for educational purposes and send us your headshot, resume, acting reel, and anything else you want Ashley to see. A3 Artists is one...

Saturday Jan 6th, 1–3pm Eastern Time

 (2 sessions)

$189

2 sessions

2-Week Audition Technique Intensive with Arlie Day

Acting & Voice Studios @ Virtual Classroom

Master the art of auditioning with renowned Casting Director Arlie Day! Gain insider tips, personalized feedback, and the chance to perform live in this transformative acting class. Don't miss your opportunity to learn from the best in the industry at Acting & Voice Studios.

Tuesday Dec 12th, 5–7pm Eastern Time

 (2 sessions)

$169

2 sessions

Voice Over Business & Money 101

Edge Studio Voice Over

Learn the keys to building a successful voice-over business and making smart investments in this insightful course from Edge Studio Voice Over. Discover the crucial balance between talent and business management, and gain valuable expertise in areas like accounting, insurance, and pricing. Whether you're an aspiring professional or already working in the industry, this class is a must for anyone looking to thrive in the world of voice-over.

Saturday Dec 16th, 5–7pm Eastern Time

Celebrity Manager Workshop with Mara Santino

Acting & Voice Studios @ Virtual Classroom

Learn from celebrity manager Mara Santino of Luber Roklin Entertainment in an exclusive online workshop at Acting & Voice Studios. Discover the secrets to developing a successful career in the entertainment industry while receiving personalized feedback and guidance from Mara herself. Don't miss this opportunity to take your acting career to the next level with one of the industry's top managers.

Tuesday Jan 30th, 7:30–9:30pm Eastern Time

2-Week Audition Technique Intensive with Paul Weber

Acting & Voice Studios @ Virtual Classroom

Unlock the secrets to nailing auditions with Casting Director Paul Weber in this live online class. Get personalized feedback, scene study tips, and insider advice from a seasoned industry professional. Join today and take your audition technique to the next level!

Thursday Feb 8th, 8–10pm Eastern Time

 (2 sessions)

$189

2 sessions

4-Wk Beginner Scene Study Intensive w/ James O'Connor

Acting & Voice Studios @ Virtual Classroom

Join top acting coach James O'Connor for an intensive online course where you'll learn the art of acting for the camera and develop your craft. Work on scenes from popular TV shows and films while gaining valuable audition techniques and scene study skills. Take your acting career to the next level with this comprehensive program.

Thursday Jan 4th, 7–9pm Eastern Time

 (4 sessions)

$199

4 sessions

Online Bicoastal 6-Agent & Manager Showcase with Celebrity Agents for All Ages!

Acting & Voice Studios @ Virtual Classroom

Experience the ultimate showcase for actors of all ages! Join us for an exclusive opportunity to perform for six top industry professionals, including agents from Paradigm, Stewart, A3, CESD, KMR & Avalon. Receive direct feedback, participate in a live Q&A, and download recordings of your performances. Don't miss this chance to showcase your talent to celebrity agents!

Wednesday Jan 10th, 6–8pm Eastern Time

Introduction to Voice-Overs

Los Angeles City College

We hear voice-overs all the time - on TV and radio ads, animation in movies, cartoons,  videogames, audiobooks, podcasts, instructional videos, etc. Have you thought you might like to try it yourself?  In this class, you will learn a bit of the acting craft and what it’s really like to read “copy” and turn it into audio magic. Come find your cartoon and TV commercial voices and have some fun!

Tuesday Jan 23rd, 7–10pm Pacific Time

 (6 sessions)

$169

6 sessions

Voice Over Workshop I

The Barrow Group Acting School @ Live Online

This 6-week workshop is designed to introduce students to the voice over market, equipment needed, and applying The Barrow Group tools to this medium. Week one begins with a primer of the current industry and examples of equipment to needed to record at home. Followed by, addressing technical demands of the medium such as mic technique. The following 4 weeks will explore commercial, narration, video, and animation scripts while working with The Barrow...

Sunday Jan 7th, 11am–2pm Eastern Time

 (6 sessions)

$395

6 sessions

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Discover the Best Acting Classes Online

Acting is a great art form that can be expressed in a number of different ways. Actors can display their talents on Broadway, in commercials, or in the next big blockbuster hit. Whatever form of acting one chooses to pursue requires hard work and dedication. Another unique quality about acting is that anyone can learn the art. 

Why You Should Learn Acting Online

Whatever sparks your curiosity, now is a great time to learn acting. You can learn acting because you are looking for a new hobby. There are a great deal of schools that offer acting courses. Whether it is one-time or several sessions, you can get exposed to acting and grow your school at your own pace. Taking on acting as a hobby can be a great way to break up your day-to-day tasks and something to enjoy in your free time. Acting can also give you access to a larger community of support and contacts. Beginning acting classes at a local school can help you meet other artists and learn about other acting events, organizations, and even national clubs that you would otherwise not be familiar with. Finally, taking an acting class online can enhance your employable skills. Individuals can take an acting class to become more confident speakers, think quicker on their feet, or improve their critical thinking skills. While most acting classes market these skills for aspiring actors, they can be helpful to most people. 

Virtual Acting Classes 

Virtual acting classes are an excellent opportunity to gain access to the training needed to enter the world of acting. There are some advantages and disadvantages to taking classes online versus in-person. First, online acting classes can be taken from anywhere if you have an internet connection. Whether you are on vacation, stayed over at work, or don’t feel like leaving your couch, grab your computer and log onto your class without missing a beat. Similar to taking classes from anywhere, virtual classes offer you the opportunity to have access to more options. Let’s say a great acting school in LA provides a course, but you live in Chicago. With online classes, you are not limited to acting schools in your area. As long as the course is virtual, you can attend. Finally, there is no commute time, saving you time and money. For example, if class starts at 5:30 but you get off work at 5, there is no need to worry about getting across town during rush hour and finding parking on time. A virtual option offers access, opportunity, and convenience.

Conversely, virtual acting classes might not be the best option for everyone. Certain acting styles might be better suited for in-person, mainly if you are a novice. Additionally, taking an online class means you need your materials which can be costly depending on the course. If the benefits outweigh the cons, then there are plenty of options for virtual acting courses. Voice over courses, for example, are a perfect online option. 

Edge Studio Voice Over school has quite a few classes. In addition, they offer a Voice Over Home Studio 101 real-time webinar. The course runs for 2-hours and is led by a pro voice actor. Home Studio 101 will help students understand the fundamentals of creating a professional home studio. The course is aimed to teach students to understand the basics of acoustics to reduce external noise and reflected sound. They will receive equipment software recommendations within your budget, learn how to configure the hardware and software, and various other skills. 

If you want to learn how to market yourself as a voice over actor, Voice Over Marketing 101 at Edge Studio Voice Over would also be ideal. This 2-hour webinar for $45 helps students understand the fundamentals of marketing yourself as a voice over talent. If students want to understand the importance of securing voice over work, be able to list and describe the different types of work available, and create a personal marketing plan; this is the course. 

Don’t Embarrass Yourself, offered at Edge Studio Voice Over, is about learning to think like a working voice actor and know how to behave professionally to avoid embarrassing yourself and being blacklisted from jobs. For this beneficial course, you can be a casual learner, an aspiring professional, or a working professional; either way, you will benefit. Don’t Embarrass Yourself is about learning basic etiquette and industry terminology in a professional recording studio. Students will leave knowing the entire studio process, understanding their expectations as an actor, and knowing what to do after the session ends. This course is an excellent opportunity to learn or maintain your professionalism as an actor to ensure you have a great reputation in the industry. 

Perhaps you need to improve or develop your audition skills; Auditions 101 is a great option. Auditions 101 is a real-time webinar led by a pro actor and a great learning opportunity. This class is high-energy, interactive, and performance-based. Students can expect to read actual scripts and deliver just like they would in a real audition. After the “audition,” students will receive feedback from a qualified coach. Each class focuses on a new set of scripts, so you can attend the course multiple times and still learn something new. Auditions 101 lasts for two hours and costs $45. 

Finally, the Voice Over Business and Money 101 course ensures you understand the importance of building your business and properly investing your time and money. There is so much more to being in the industry than just performing; you must ensure you properly invest in yourself and your craft. Business and Money 101 is a 2-hour webinar that will help students consider the financial aspects of being a voice over. Students can expect to walk away with a host of knowledge, such as what insurance they need or even how to get established as a professional voice actor. This course has many class objectives making it worth the $45 investment. In addition, loads of other virtual acting courses are available to view at CourseHorse that will likely fit your acting needs.

Private Online Group Acting Classes

If you are planning your next company outing or a team event, why not consider a private online group acting class? CourseHorse offers online courses tailored for private group events. For example, you can host the Virtual Team-Building Improv Workshop with your team as your next event. Don’t worry about being an actor; this class is designed for your team to have fun, collaborate better, and make quick decisions. It’s a 60-minute workshop that CourseHorse can completely plan for your team. Hosted over Zoom, the price starts at $500 for up to 10 people. Any person after that is $25 per person. You could also have CourseHorse customize the event to cater to your team’s needs. 

If the Improv course differs from what you are looking for in a team-building event, don’t worry; CourseHorse can design just about any custom event for you and your team. It could look like combining two different events they have listed on their site or having their team plan an event based on your needs. If needed, your group size can be changed after booking, and there is no booking fee. Once you complete the contact form on the CourseHorse website, you can expect to hear back from an event planner within two business hours. 

Online vs. In-Person Acting Classes

No matter the preference, there is a difference between taking classes online versus in person. Online courses offer the convenience of taking lessons from anywhere and connecting with people from all over. While in-person classes do not provide that benefit, they allow for a more emotional connection with other students. Being virtual can make it challenging to connect with other actors, particularly your scene actors, whereas, in person, you all can feed off each other’s energy. 

In-person acting also allows for recording a scene and re-watching the recording immediately after for feedback. Acting courses or workshops conducted via Zoom or other virtual platforms make this challenging because if there are multiple students, you must wait until the end to review the entire session. This can limit an actor’s ability to receive instant feedback as they would need to wait until the recording is available after class. 

Though there are differences between in-person and virtual acting classes, there are benefits to both. Choose based on your needs; either way, you still have the opportunity to gain a wealth of knowledge from either type of course. 

Can I Learn Acting for Free Online?

Yes, you can learn acting for free online. While more formal training is ideal and a preferable way to learn, you can find free online tutorials that can teach acting. Sites like YouTube or online forums are what you need to start learning about the arts at your own pace without the added pressure of needing to complete a course on a deadline. In addition, you can find free books online or at your local library that help you learn basic acting concepts and pique your interest. 

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