Acting Class Schedule

2015 has kept its promise to be an exciting year for a lot of very special Actreel Actors and Alumni. Former student Stephen Falk was Writer and Producer on WEEDS and ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK and is now the Creator, Writer, and Producer of FX's newest hit YOU'RE THE WORST. Katie Cassidy is Black Canary on ARROW. Alec Cyganowski booked one of the leads in the National Tour of Green Day's AMERICAN IDIOT. Jade Harlow booked an incredibly difficult Guest Star role in an upcoming CBS pilot ZOO and received her first Emmy for her work on THE BAY. Former student Filmmaker, Artist, Writer Miranda July's novel "The First Bad Man" dropped this year. Scott Clifton who received FOUR Emmy Nominations for his work on GENERAL HOSPITAL and ONE LIFE TO LIVE then joined the cast of BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL where he received a FIFTH nomination and WON the Emmy for Outstanding Younger Actor. In 2013 he received his SIXTH nomination for his work on BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL for Best Supporting Actor, and once again snagged an Emmy. In 2015 Scott got his EIGHTH nomination. Rebecca Budig has joined the cast of General Hospital. Jodie Sweetin will be reprising her role as Stephanie Tanner in the FULL HOUSE reboot. Rider Strong is not only Guest Starring on GIRL MEETS WORLD (which also Stars Alums Danielle Fishel and Ben Savage) but has also signed on to direct. Amanda Fuller is a series regular on ABC's LAST MAN STANDING. Kelcie Stranahan booked a web series, RUNAWAYS, and the starring role in the television films LAST HOURS IN SUBURBIA, STALKED BY MY NEIGHBOR, DIRTY TEACHER and many other projects including a development deal with a major network. Desi Lydic is a series regular on MTV's AWKWARD. Amber Luallen continues winning all sorts of accolades for her burgeoning stand up comedy career, booked a role on THE MINDY PROJECT for FOX and is co-starring in the professional production of FIFTY SHADES OF FELT. And FIVE students so far this year have found representation as a result of being seen in class. Why not be part of it? Join us this session!

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 Burbank. All actors must be paid in full prior to class, unless previous arrangements have been made. More classes may be added to the schedule as demand dictates. 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.

The following class schedule is current as of 5/7/15.

adult workshop - $395

SUMMER 2015 SESSION
Due to professional commitments this
class will not be available in the Summer.
FALL 2015 SESSION - 11 WEEKS
Wednesdays 7:00 - 10:00ish PM
September 9 - November 18
This is NOT a beginner's class.* Though some of the class work is heavily weighted toward detailed scene work and audition preparation, MOST of the work will be tailored to the specific needs of the participating actors. An on-camera component has been added to the Adult Workshop. These will be demanding workshops. Please do not even consider it if you are unable or unwilling to do the work.

* A select number of qualified Teen actors will be allowed to attend this class. Please contact Bruce using one of the methods provided on the contact page to determine your eligibility for this class.

young adult/teen acting for camera (ages 15 & up) - $395

SUMMER 2015 SESSION
Due to professional commitments this
class will not be available in the Summer.
FALL 2015 SESSION
Due to professional commitments this
class will not be available in the Fall.
Depending on professional commitments, it may be possible to put together a small Teen/Young Adult group at an agreed upon time and place. Please contact us if this is of interest.

This is NOT a beginner's class. Though some of the class work is heavily weighted toward detailed scene work and audition preparation, MOST of the work will be tailored to the specific needs of the participating actors. These will be demanding workshops. Please do not even consider it if you are unable or unwilling to do the work.

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.