CCM: Prep

CCM: Prep

Youth Acting Classes

students in class

Acting classes emphasize basic acting skills including improvisation, characterization, movement, vocal production, script analysis and scene study.

All classes except beginning level require audition or approval by instructor.

Please contact Elizabeth Harris with questions about CCM Preparatory and Community Engagment Theatre Arts classes and programs.

All About Acting

For ages 7-9
10-11 a.m. Saturday
Tuition: $395

A beginning acting class designed to allow young students to continue to explore their imaginations through voice, movement, and the elements of drama.

Acting I

Recommended for ages 10-13
9-10 a.m. Saturday
Tuition: $395

Acting I students begin with improvisation that leads to group scenes and monologue work with a focus on body awareness and vocal technique.

Acting II

Recommended for ages 10-13, audition required
9-10 a.m. Saturday
Tuition: $395

Acting II students deepen their skills while focusing on monologues, audition techniques, stage movement and beginning script analysis.

Acting III

Recommended for ages 10-13, audition required
11 a.m.-noon, Saturday
Tuition: $395

In this advanced acting class, Acting I and II information is brought together into a cohesive understanding of the craft of acting.

Acting IV (Scene Study)

For ages 14-18, pre-requisite Acting III
11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday
Tuition: $575

In this advanced acting class, students develop acting skills by working in scenes from contemporary and classical theatre. The focus is on learning to be a better actor by fulfilling the actor’s responsibility to other actors, the playwright and the audience.

YAT students

Photo Credit: UC/Joseph Fuqua II

The Young Actor's Toolbox

For ages 4-6
10-11 a.m. Saturday
Fall Semester: Aug. 27 to Dec. 17
Spring Semester: Jan. 14 to May 13
Tuition: $195 per semester

Young actors explore acting through story-telling, theatre games, improvisations and fairy tales. The class also includes basic voice and movement exercises. This wonderful class builds young actors' self-esteem and develops their imagination.

Audition Information for
Acting II, III and IV

Saturday, August 20 | 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
CCM Village, Corbett 4735 & 4755

Please bring with you to the audition (1) completed Acting Audition Form, click here to download, (2) resume and (3) headshot.

For the audition, prepare two contrasting monologues from a play, one-minute each in length. All monologues must be memorized. No Shakespearan monologues, please.

Click on this link to sign up for an audition slot.