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Attention, aspiring actors and actresses! Break into show business with the tips in these Howcast video.
You Will Need
- A passion for the performing arts
- A computer with internet access
- An adult advisor
- Money for application fees
- A headshot (optional) (optional) (optional) (optional)
Begin the process early
Begin your application process early. Application deadlines may be as early as the winter before the fall semester, and some schools have waiting lists.
Find application information
Find the school's Web site, read the application information, and download the application. Note other requirements, such as photos, videos, letters of recommendation, or auditions.
Complete the application
Fill out the application completely, and collect required materials and application fees. Have your adult advisor look over your application.
Submit the application materials
Place the application and materials together in one packet. Mail the packet early so it arrives before the application deadline.
Audition or interview
If a school requires an in-person audition or interview, follow the instructions to be sure you arrive on time and prepared to perform or discuss your experience as required. If you're not sure what to expect at the audition or interview, ask your advisor or your contact at the school.
Prepare for the results
Allow yourself to relax once you've completed the audition or interview. It's a tough process! Passion and hard work are eventually rewarded.