Acting is the physical embodiment of storytelling - the art of human reality. Actors must go beyond mimicking real emotions and scenarios to do more than imitate. Actors must create truth with each and every line. By choosing the Acting emphasis, you'll learn the fundamentals of script interpretation and analysis, character development, voice, and movement in order to give life to your interpretations. You'll also work with other students, taking direction, becoming comfortable with the camera, and applying your personal renditions to film. 

What You'll Learn:

Graduates of the Acting emphasis are able to:

  • Research, Develop, and perform characters true to the essence of the text
  • Exhibit effective memory in the performance of characters and content
  • Demonstrate effectively the intent of beats and lines
  • Identify and bring to life the event of the scene
  • Cogently express the objective of the narrative and the arc of the narrative
  • Utilize the body and voice as instruments for performance
  • Differentiate between acting for stage and for the camera and demonstrate this effectively
  • Work as a part of the whole, whether as the lead or as a bit player in the production
  • Create dialogue, characters, action, and story in an improvisational setting
  • Utilize the rehearsal process effectively and be effective in the absence of rehearsal
  • Navigate the business of acting

Practice Like a Professional


If you want to be a professional you have to practice with professional grade equipment. At Columbia College Hollywood, we have it all, from our professional soundstages to the most current, industry standard equipment, you’ll have everything you need to succeed.

What Our Students Have Produced

Interested in what you might create? Columbia College Hollywood students have countless opportunities to show their skills. Check out some of their work below. 

Turn Your Passion Into a Career

Technical skill + Business Know-How + A Crazy Creative Mind = One Good Looking Future. We want to help you turn acting into more than just a hobby. We want you to live it day in and day out. Because doing what you love isn’t a want, it’s a necessity.

Career Opportunities:

  • Anchor/Host
  • Casting Associate
  • Reporter
  • Modeling
  • Voiceover Artist
  • Actor (Theatre)
  • Actor (film)
  • Actor (TV)
  • Actor (Commercial)
  • Character Actor
  • Actor (Theme Park Attractions)
  • Line Reader

Who You’ll Learn From

Columbia College Hollywood was built by the industry for the industry. That is why we hire industry professionals to teach you everything you need to know. Take a look at who might be teaching you.

Julie Janney Julie Janney Julie Janney has been a professional actress for 30+ years, gaining knowledge and experience in all avenues of acting.
Richard Kuhlman Richard Kuhlman Richard Kuhlman is an accomplished professional actor who has appeared in the classic television series, Seinfeld, and recent shows such as Parenthood and Family Guy, as a voice actor. His knowledge of the industry is endless.

What It’ll Cost

We know that the price of college can be a huge concern. It’s no small investment. Take a look at our tuition rates, financial aid options, and scholarship opportunities. We are committed to helping you get on a path to success.

Full-Time Part-Time
Annual Tuition $24,000.00 $12,000.00
Production Insurance and Student Accident Insurance $495.00 $495.00
Total Annual Tuition and Fees $24,495.00 $12,495.00