You’ve just gotten started acting and you know you love it. You’re thinking you just might have what it takes to go the distance and really succeed! Good for you! Now you just need to take it to the next level. At the New York Acting School of Film and Television, we strive to take every step to supporting your development and are happy to share these helpful tips with you!
Go to classes.
It’s true that you don’t need formal training to become an actor or actress, but most industry professionals prefer to hire individuals with quality training and active experience. Formal acting schools and college degree programs allow students to expand their skills in various acting fields, including impromptu acting, sketch comedy, voiceover work and musical theater, while building their portfolios and allowing them to connect with other actors as well.
Be open to your options.
Actors need to acquire as much experience as possible, in order to improve their skills and gain more recognition. Options can include, independent projects, open mic, improv nights, community and college theater productions. Performing in other public settings, such as night clubs, dinner theaters or theme parks, can also help beginners get real world experience and help them become comfortable in front of an audience, the performance and the ability to stay focused in chaos.
Many actors choose to bring on the help of an acting coach, who is more experienced than they are and are there to better prepare you for your path. An good acting coach also helps you prepare for roles and find auditions, while teaching you tricks of the trade.
If you really want to succeed at acting, you can - but you need to do the work and stick to it. Progress takes time. For any questions or more direction, please contact us at the New York Acting School for Film and Television!