Acting Class Schedule

Classes are ongoing. They last 12 weeks and are held in 4 week modules. Actors can register for four weeks at a time. Student receive a 15% discount when they pay for 12 weeks in advance. The four week tuition is currently $165.00.

The focus of concentration on the work we do is the development of a personal technique. While actors are routinely exposed to the techniques of Stanislavsky, Meisner, Hagen, and Adler, they are also introduced to the lesser-known but equally effective techniques of Keith Johnstone, Viola Spolin, Peter Brook, and, of course, Bruce Ducat. Actors are not one-size-fits-all cookies stamped from a single technique orientation. They learn and grow from exposure to a variety of resources and experiences. This is the commitment: to help them find their own unique voice--a technique that will serve their acting.

All classes are held at our studio in Sherman Oaks or Burbank. All actors must be paid in full prior to class, unless previous arrangements have been made. Please see below for important information about Tuition Reduction, Referrals, Registration and Refunds.

Bruce is also available for private on call audition coaching. All private coaching is on an appointment basis. Contact Bruce using one of the methods provided on the contact page for an appointment and rates. Skype coaching is also available at a reduced rate compared to in person meetings.

college/university audition workshops

A special class designed to prepare those who will be auditioning for Colleges and Universities. In addition to winning preparation of audition pieces, there will also be assistance in designing your audition package including choice of monologues, choice of school, the interview, and which pieces to do for which school. This workshop can be setup for private one on one sessions or small groups no larger than five. All participants will also get ONE private hour prior to the auditions. Please contact Bruce using one of the methods provided on the contact page for more information on this special class.

Over the years Bruce's coaching clients and students have achieved an impressive collective acceptance rate of over 98% to such schools as NYU, DePaul University, SUNY Purchase, Emerson, CalArts, UCLA, USC, North Carolina School of the Arts, Boston University, New York Film Academy, Chapman University, and The Juilliard School. Studio Actreel clients have been equally successful in auditioning for Los Angeles and Orange County Schools of the Arts. In 2012 his students were accepted to the acting programs at Chapman University, New York Film Academy, NYU, American Academy of Dramatic Arts, USC, UC Irvine, UC Santa Barbara, Cal Arts, and the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.

tuition reduction possibilities

You may earn credit toward your class tuition in the following ways...

Early Pay: If you pay in FULL at least 4 weeks before the start date of your class, you will receive a $30.00 credit toward your tuition. So, if your class is scheduled to start on September 13th, you have until August 13th to get the early payment discount.

Actor Referrals: Any actor who refers a full paying student to the program will receive a $20.00 credit (per referral) toward his/her own tuition. If, however, you refer FIVE full paying students, your entire tuition for one class will be covered!

registration & refund policies

All actors MUST be paid in full prior to the first date of the class session, unless previous arrangements have been made. A $100 NON-REFUNDABLE deposit is REQUIRED to reserve a spot in any of the classes and enrollment in any class is subject to instructor approval. Due to increased popularity, class size must be limited and enrollment is first come first serve. So reserve your spot ASAP! Regular attendance is required and there will be NO refunds or make up classes. Should you discontinue any class, you will receive a credit in the amount you paid (LESS THE $100 DEPOSIT) toward future classes or audition coaching.

To register, please send your headshot and resume along with a check made out to BRUCE DUCAT for deposit and class tuition (be sure to indicate which class you are interested in!) to the address listed on our contact page. You may also email us your headshot and resume, or use the form provided on the contact page to submit your headshot and resume if they are available online. Simply select the class you are interested in, provide the location URL for the photo in the appropriate field, and tell us in the Comments/Questions where we can find your resume. Please be sure to include all important informaion in your registration, such as your telephone number, mailing address, even Facebook or Myspace page links. If you were referred to us by a current of former student, please let us know so they can get the credit they deserve. And once again, don't forget to specifiy which class you are interested in! NOTE: You are not officially in class until your information and check have been received.