Education

Education

The Collaborative celebrates the idea that show business is equal parts art and commerce by providing classes in both categories. We take this approach a step further, offering instruction to equip actors with the tools required for successful content creation. Provided in our low-cost monthly dues, members have access to a variety of high-quality classes each month led by top industry professionals.

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Skills & Performance Classes

Skills & Performance Classes

Our performance and skills classes are designed to provide members with a place to both showcase their talents and strengthen their skills. We offer classes where you can impress industry insiders, hone your craft, and learn new techniques in a supportive environment. Among these sessions, you’ll find classes in audition technique, self-tape analysis, voice-over skills, improv, storytelling, movement, breathwork, and dialect/accent instruction.

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Business Classes

Business Classes

The entertainment industry is one of the only fields where students graduate from professional training programs without the tools necessary to sell, market, network and employ their talents. We provide a range of business-focused classes to help members strengthen this aspect of their career. These include sessions taught by experts in self-promotion and marketing, social media, money management, professional relationship growth and more.

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Content Creation Classes

Content Creation Classes

We believe the future movers and shakers of the business will be multi-hyphenates. For members new to this concept, The Collaborative offers instruction in content creation to help get you started. Led by the highest caliber of writers and directors, as well as successful editors, composers, DP's, producers and studio executives, these classes teach members how to make content that will get them noticed.

Our production curriculum is designed to walk members through the entire production process: development, writing, pre-production, production, post-production and distribution. These sessions provide not only classroom instruction, but also include hands-on training, field trips and more.

Be a Guest Instructor

As a non-profit educational organization, we’re always looking for experts that can provide our members with a challenging class. If you are interested in joining us to share your knowledge, we’d love to hear from you!

The Collaborative is a non-profit educational institution. Our classes are not job interviews or auditions. The presence of a casting director or agent is neither a guarantee nor a promise of employment, an audition or representation. All casting director companies are prohibited by law from offering or attempting to obtain auditions, representation or employment for you.

Classes taught by CSA professionals and our other guests are a learning experience for our members. When the class is over, guests will not be taking home nor be given access to your headshot, resume or any other of your promotional materials.