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Tell me about your education.
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You have worked hard to get to this point, so take pride in your training as you talk about it! There is no set educational path for an actor. Many study acting in school and continue their education under acting coaches. It doesn't really matter what your education is as long as you can talk about it with confidence. Your experience acting in plays and film are a part of your education as well. You may have learned more from a director than you did during acting school. Give examples of your work and talk about how your training has helped get you there.
Answer examples
"I am formally trained in acting through New York Film Academy where I majored in Musical Theater. Since graduating from NYFA, I have worked in small productions around the city while also taking additional coursework in film."
Entry Level answer example
"I recently chose to return to school to gain formal education in Acting and Film. Currently, I am taking some evening classes at our local theater troupe."
Experienced answer example
"Over the years I have taken courses and workshops on subjects including Scene Study, Expressive Mask, Movement for Actors, Acting with the Camera, and Theater History. These are in addition to my Degree in Musical Theater. I highly value education and plan to take additional workshops to further shape my career."

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User-Submitted Answers

Tell me about your education.
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Baisicly I took tips of the internet and tv but didnt go to an acting school I just act now whenever I feel like it.
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High school, but really. Acting Classes, starting from 2014.
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I started in athens and then I learned the most in hollywood.
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Self taught in theater with the direction of a great director.
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My friend took me to classes when I was in college. He was pushing me because he said I had it in me.
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Reese Witherspoons and her husband mr, wigtherspoons.
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In chicago from an instructor for 5 minutes. Other than that, all by myself.
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Mostly from school and watching other actors.
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I took drama all of high school and a little in college.
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From my experience and my hard work.
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I actually never took an official acting class. I should though, it's important, but when I do, I want to be dedicated, and I don't think that I could with my schedule. But it's definetly in the back of my mind.
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I have learned about acting from working with directors and cast both amateurs and professionals. Most of what I know comes from watching good acting, getting inspired by it, practicing and reading books by teachers of acting like Meisner, Adler and Stanislavsky, to draw ideas and techniques from.
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In Germany, Duesseldorf. In a acting school. It's called Schauspielhaus Jugendclub.
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St johns college Dubbo Nsw, Australia.
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Mostly by understanding the character putting myself into their shoes and watching old films.
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I just do it right now. I don't really have any education in acting.
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At my school and from my family to.
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Well I first learnt at from very Young from the age of 9 when I attended a drama school.
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Drama class in high school.
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I learned act in academy.
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Actors make a lot of money.
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By watching actor and actress in film.
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I thought myself just being funny old me.
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I went to an acting high school.
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In my primary schools christrmas production.
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I learn acting from school acting classes and performing in school play's.
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I learnt acting through GCSE drama, A Level drama, acting school and theatre productions.
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I am just so great I taught myself.
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I learnt acting when I was 18 years old.
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I learned my acting skills at Barbizon U.S.A.
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It all started in my primary school days.
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It became natural. It just something I wanted to do and became good at.
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High school, but really. Acting Classes, starting from 2014.
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Well, I learned to act by, as bad as it sounds, lying. I never went to any special school or anything, I just self taught myself how to be believable when lying.
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I guess it started while attending school before high school . The drama class I did started it all.
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I learned from my own in never really did acting classes.
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When I was little me and my big sister were in a drama group and done a show.
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When I was in grade 10, we used to have drama classes. Though I didn't learn tge core acting there, basics were taught but the main classes started when I joined New York Film Academy when I did my bachelors in fine arts hons. Acting.
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I've never studied anything related to this so I guess that I just got lucky they got me.
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I went to an acting school when I was 10 years old. When I went to high school, I played in the school theater. I also did autditions for short movies and they were the beginning of my carrier.
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I learn acting in my school.
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At a college in Glendale, California.
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Ideally, a cop or a gangster. Most preferably, in a movie with lots of cars and high speed races.
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I think I learned to act when I watched my older sister perform here. That's when I picked up on things I saw and became interested in acting in plays, which of course I learned even more.
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I am taking a Musical Drama course in my High School, and took a short acting and improv class.
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I really didn't learn from anywhere. I just sort of picked it up and started doing. I did some acting in high school but I never really learned.
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High School Advanced Drama Class.
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Acting really just came to me I loved watching shows like disney channel and they really inspired me.
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I learnt acting from natrang thearter....
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I learnt from natrang thearter.
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At my college in Glendale.
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I learned acting when I was about 12 and I learned in my middle school drama class.
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I am always learning, different places different times. Ive always studied music in some sense, where ive mostly progressed with it was when I moved to atlanta after high school. I would order pizza every night and sit in my tiny nook knocking out as much as I could before I had to work in the morning.
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I started at the age of 14 participating in drama classes, by the age of 16 I joined up with Tantrum Youth and Arts and moved onto working with Open Cage Ensemble and have continued with them since.
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Where did you learn acting?
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From high school and doing threater in college.
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In my house in front of mirror.
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At my primary school during theatre.
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My freshman year in a theater one class.
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At school. I am going to start acting lessons at a studio with a coach.
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Well I learned in the school.
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What old you start acting.
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I have no experience in acting.
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Talent work shops Livonia school craft. Drama club.
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At an acting school obviously.
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I learnt to act at school.
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AT HOME . and my at my barbizon classes.
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American Conservatory Theater, San Francisco San Francisco Children's Opera.
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Bsc chemistry is completed in st. Josephs college.
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New Albany High School- first experience with theater, preview of the liberal arts education I would receive at Allegheny Allegheny College- Majored in Theater and Minored in Medieval/Renaissance Studies, Ballroom Dance.
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11th grade Taft highly school.