Theatre of Arts: College for the Contemporary Actor

Theatre of Arts: College for the Contemporary Actor

 Thank you for visiting Theatre of Arts at Theatre of Arts, Hollywood is the oldest acting school in Los Angeles, running continually since 1927. We are located in the heart of Hollywood, centrally situated between Sunset and Hollywood Boulevards, surrounded by over 400 television studios, film studios, and casting offices. Theatre of Arts offers a two-year associate degree program specializing in a conservatory approach to actor training. We also offer a two-week summer intensive filmmaking course that complements the core program. We specialize in teaching the major technical disciplines of acting and offer 700 hours of on camera study throughout the program. With an average class size of 12 students, we foster an intimate and nurturing environment, and encourage the actor to build a foundation towards a successful career in film, television and theatre. We are licensed by the state of California and nationally accredited by The National Association of Schools of Theatre. 

  Theatre of Arts has entered into an articulation agreement with Antioch University that allows TOA students to complete a bachelor’s degree at any of their campuses. The articulation agreement ensures credits earned from Theatre of Arts are transferable towards Antioch University’s BA degree completion.

  All prospective students auditioning will be automatically considered for a merit scholarship, awarded by President Amir Korangy. Complete the getaccepted application process. Upload your head shot, acting resume, a copy of your high school transcript, digital audition video clips, and two letters of recommendation. Also write a brief statement of your professional goals and why you want to be an actor in the appropriate fields. Please indicate whether if you are interested in the Associates Degree or the Summer Intensive Film course.

  Our students are selected from around the world and from many different environments. Our faculties are highly- experienced, working professionals. Our program is based on a wide spectrum of disciplines reflecting the diverse nature of professional demands encountered in all aspects of television, film, and theatre today.

  We are now accepting application for the Fall 2014 (classes starting September 15, 2014) and Summer 2015 (classes starting May 04, 2015) entries into our programs. If you are interested in touring our facilities, please feel free to contact us to schedule an appointment. For more information please contact our admissions department at 323.463.2500 or visit