In the second year of training “Audition Techniques/The Business of Being an Actor”
is taught by PCPA Theaterfest’s Casting Director. During this course a student supported
Actors Co-op brings in 15-20 artistic directors and casting directors to audition
students for internships and employment as they leave the program. Numbers of students
each year also transfer to prestigious BFA programs around the country, leaving PCPA
with over 70 units of transferable credit.
PCPA also offers a summer company and acting internship program.
The immersive technical training with professional crafts persons along with the introduction
of skills and techniques in stage management, scenic design artistry, music directing/conducting,
carpentry, lighting, costume design, properties, and sound serve students as they
head into a competitive marketplace. Internships in theatrical production are offered as an opportunity to enhance existing skills
and add to a portfolio/resume through the participation and mentorship in a specific
area of professional technical theatre production such as:
||Scenic design assistant
Numbers of students each year also transfer to prestigious BFA programs around the
country, leaving PCPA with over 70 units of transferable credit.
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