March 21, 2008, Newsletter Issue #108: To School or Not to School

Tip of the Week


A question nearly every up-and-coming actor must ask is whether or not to attend drama school or take classes. While it is certainly possible to learn the acting craft by watching and learning from other actors, nothing beats practicing your craft. The best way to learn is by experiencing. This can be accomplished by working with good directors as well as doing exercises on your own. One thing that schools and classes excel in is pointing students in the direction of the masters. Good teachers can introduce you to dramatic literature as well as physical and vocal warm-up exercises you never knew existed. In addition, the feedback from experienced teachers and peers alike can be invaluable. Not to mention that a degree from a reputable drama school will look good on your resume. In the end, it is recommended that you try to take at least a few classes, but ultimately, it is your performance at auditions and acting jobs that will launch (and float) your career.

About LifeTips

Now one of the top on-line publishers in the world, LifeTips offers tips to millions of monthly visitors. Our mission mission is to make your life smarter, better, faster and wiser. Expert writers earn dough for what they know. And exclusive sponsors in each niche topic help us make-it-all happen.

Exclusive Sponsor

SFT's four-week intensive acting program "Summer in the City" will have two terms this summer. Act your heart out and earn college credit at the same time! What's in it for you? Four incredible weeks in the heart of New York City, working with a faculty of working actors, directors and producers. Contact us toll-free at SFT today, 888-645-0030.

Not finding the advice and tips you need on this Acting Tip Site? Request a Tip Now!


Guru Spotlight
Sheri Ann Richerson