Getting Schooled In Hollywood


Do people often tell you that "you're SOOO DRAMATIC?"  Have you ever been called a "Drama Queen?" Do you see your life as a musical or a drama? Maybe you were born to be an "actor."




Hollywood is filled with thousands of people trying to make it as an actor, and if you think those who are nominated for an Academy Award are just lucky...think again. Most of them have studied their craft their entire lives...and if they are smart, they will continue to study till the day they stop acting.


So if your dream is to come to the land of Angeles and play in the big league, but don't know where to start, here are a few of the best industry schools to look at. "You got big dream? You want FAME?  Well, FAME costs...and right here is where you start paying...in sweat." Time to get your SCHOOL on.


1.  American Academy of Dramatic Arts


1336 N. La Brea Ave. 
(800) 463-8990

That big orange building that you have probably driven by a thousand times is actually the home to The American Academy Of Dramatic Arts, the first conservatory for actors in the English-speaking world. With campuses in Hollywood and Manhattan, their Alumni have received nominations for 96 Oscars, 241 Emmys, and 64 Tonys. Distinguished alumni include Spencer Tracy, Grace Kelly, Robert Redford, Adrien Brody, Kim Cattrall, and Paul Rudd, among many others.

2.  The Los Angeles Film School



6363 Sunset Blvd.
(323) 860-0789 

Accredited by the ACCSC and VA-approved, The Los Angeles Film School is a creative, media arts college offering Bachelor of Science Degrees in Film Production, Entertainment Business, Audio Production, Animation & Visual Effects and Graphic Design (Online Only), as well as Associate of Science Degrees in Film, Music Production and Audio Production. Students develop skills working on real projects using industry-accepted workflows and practices from conception and planning to production and delivery. Students have access to industry-standard facilities and equipment with instruction by working professionals to prepare for a career in the entertainment business – all set on a historic campus in the heart of Hollywood.

3.  AMDA College and Conservatory of the Performing Arts


6305 Yucca St. 
(323) 603-5915

For over 50 years, AMDA has been transforming talented performers from all over the world into respected, working professionals. When you attend AMDA Los Angeles, you become a part of Hollywood's creative community; the studios, theatres, and landmarks are your inspiration. Hundreds of films, television shows, and live performances take place here each day. With Hollywood as your classroom, you'll get a real understanding of how show business actually works. The Yucca-Vine tower, completed in 1928, is an Art Deco masterpiece that now houses much of AMDA's Los Angeles campus.  Your journey to a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree all begins with an audition.

4.  Stella Adler Academy of Acting & Theatre



6773 Hollywood Blvd. 
(323) 465-4446

Since 1985, this -renowned acting school located in the heart of Hollywood has offered extensive training for the serious actor in theatre, film, and television. The Technique grew out of Stella Adler’s work with Stanislavski, the father of modern acting and has been studied by many of the world's most notable actors including Marlon Brando, Robert DeNiro, Salma Hayek, Benicio Del Toro...just to name a few.


Rising to the top of entertainment is rewarding, but getting there takes more than just talent: You need discipline, determination, and most importantly-the right training. Study hard, always be kind, and don't live outside your means....and maybe one day you will as famous as some of your "friends" appear to be on Instagram...and we ❤️that.

Getting Schooled In Hollywood Getting Schooled In Hollywood Reviewed by #IheartHollywood on February 22, 2019 Rating: 5

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