6 days ago
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Film Acting…

Hello everyone! Hopefully people decide to read this instead of skipping around…

To start I’ll say I’ve done high school theater for 3 years, 1 year at my school is 2 plays and 1 musical. The routine, people, connections all make me want to try and have this as a career choice; film acting.

I am not a singer but I am a very extroverted person and I’m willing to put in the work. I get told I’m unique (my type of humor mainly grabs people’s attention) and I don’t want it to seem like I’m trying to make myself seem like one of a kind, since I know almost everyone gets called unique and that’s the way of life.

I have a 3.5 GPA which I know is not the best… I am a rising senior and my mental health during junior year was extremely awful (I’m working on fixing it, to give an example on why my gpa is pretty low for aspiring big schools.)

I’ve look into many schools, SCAD was my top choice but I’ve seen so much negativity about it and the price is really extreme. Since acting is such a tough career to start up in.

I believe connections is one of the most important things for actors. Only I’m struggling to find any information on schools that can offer internships, workshops, ect ect. I currently live in PA, but I don’t exactly think I’d be able to get into carnegie Mellon lol. Of course I would try.

Another worry of mine is also how alumni who have also gone into acting (although more musical.) gets treated by other people, as it is a hard career to start up. So colleges are very important to gain a portfolio, gain access to agency’s that would be interested, and also people.

When I look at colleges I also check out their film majors, in a sense I believe that I can become friends or acquaintances with people in similar majors and we can both help each other out in the long run.

So my main question, and feel free to ask me some, my ears are open. I am looking for Film acting schools, what are some good ones that you all would recommend to give me more access to the outside world. Or should I try to major in something differently and gain acting out of that? I know business majors are something offered to aspiring actors, what schools would be good for that?

Thank you all so much for your time!

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