How long should one take acting classes if they are inexperienced?
Ok so, I've had an epiphany about wanting to get into acting. This is the 2nd time this is happening, and I'm not sure why. Some people think it's because I'm a teenager(I'm 19) and others say it's a sign. I personally think I am just going through a phase and I'll drop all of this in the few coming weeks. Usually by now, it should be gone, but for the past 4-5 days I have been researching info on acting, acting, and acting. Agencies, casting calls, auditions, what it takes to get them, what classes to take, how long to take them, etc. I don't have that much experience when it comes to this, but I did do theatre in high school. I did one play that was a group project. I never auditioned for any plays or anything because it never came to mind like it has while I've been in college. My sense of direction is all over the place right now, as I wanted to be a doctor or an automotive technician. Thinking about those two careers, they sound boring. For a job, you want something you like to do, something that motivates you, gets you out of bed quick. For the past week or so, that's what acting has been like in my mind. I liked some of the stuff we did in theatre, but I haven't done it in forever. Should I take a few classes here and there and see if I truly like it, then go for auditions and stuff and find an agent, or is this something that I am just going through and just scrap it all? I know you shouldn't let someone tell you what you can't do, but I need a 2nd(or 6th opinion) here. Please help. Sorry for the TL;DR.
Asked By: Dino B - 1/23/2013
Best Answer - Chosen by Asker
Definately start with acting classes - and try auditioning for a community theater production or anything else you can find. Check the film school/program and ask how they find actors for student films and see if that's something you could do. If it's something that your interested in - give it a try... More
Answered By: Katrina E. - 1/23/2013
Additional Answers (1)
Hey same here. I want to be an actor, but have no idea how. I just started researching acting and it looks sooo cool! I have had these same phases where I would just give up on the idea after a few weeks. I think taking some classes and seeing how you like it would be good. I hope you find something that works!
Answered By: BorderCollie - 1/23/2013
in a consulting firm Learn more today!
Over 483 Local Jobs Now Hiring In Your Area. $18-$87/Hr - Apply Today!
Over 471 Local Jobs Available. Hiring Now – Apply Today!
Part-time, Full-time, Work at Home - Hiring Now. Find a job and apply.
Other Career Questions
What jobs are there in the business field that are night jobs? Places and job titles please. Im have a BA in Business Admin and looking for a night job, already have a morning/day job.
Enumerate these jobs Say, patent application writting. patent application writing. In a company, what jobs are needed to keep confidential?
Content is not owned or controlled by Monster. Any content concerns should be addressed with Yahoo!
Yahoo! Does not evaluate or guarantee the accuracy of any Yahoo! Answers content. Yahoo! Disclaimer.
Best-Paying Work-from-Home Jobs
It’s easier than ever to work from home. Of course, not every job is a mobile job, and some companies aren’t interested in having their employees work from home.
2013 Marketing Jobs Outlook
The US may be facing another year of anemic hiring overall, but that won't be the case in the high-orbit world of multichannel, digital media marketing.
2013 Engineering Jobs Outlook
Engineers will find job opportunities in select disciplines in 2013, with candidates who are all-around, client-oriented businesspeople in demand.
Best-Paying Jobs by Major
What could you earn with a particular four-year degree? Find out by checking out this list of the top-paying jobs for 20 of the most common majors.
Eight High-Paying, Secure Jobs
Want to earn a good salary and enjoy a measure of job security as well? Check out these well-paying jobs on tap for fast growth in the coming years.