Learn basic skills of auditioning and acting in theater, film, TV and other media. Work with industry professionals and gain performance experience in theatrical productions and digital films.

Completion Award
Certificate of Proficiency
Length of Study
63 Credits
Starting Quarter
Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
On Campus
Tuition & Fees

College Tuition & Fees

Per Quarter 
WA-Resident Non-WA resident, US citizen
Online Only
Non-WA resident,
US citizen, &
Eligible non-citizen

On Campus
Non-WA resident
Non-US citizen¹
1 credit $152.13 $166.72 $243.46  $330.00
5 credits $624.65 $697.60 $1,081.30  $1,514.00
12 credits (full-time) $1,331.78 $1,523.22 $2,252.72  $3,124.98
15 credits  $1,493.30 $1,687.05 $2,425.70 $3,308.25

*Amounts above are estimated tuition & fee costs and do not include additional program or course fees, books, or supply costs.
¹ Includes all International Students, both on campus and overseas online

Additional Fees
Approximately $20 - $120 per quarter, depending on courses selected

Ways to pay for school

Federal aid, scholarships, grants, and more are available to help you pay for school.

What You'll Learn

  1. Perform four monologues for stage and camera auditions
  2. Work with actors, writers and directors of varying skill levels and working styles
  3. Analyze a script stating character objectives, subtext, biography and intentions appropriate to various genres and formats
  4. Memorize on deadlines a full-length stage performance and two short digital film performances
  5. Demonstrate knowledge of professional theater and film set behavior and ethics
  6. Demonstrate a familiarity with Western dramatic literature from the Greeks to contemporary American theater

Careers & Opportunities

The demand for films within the United States and abroad continues to create work for actors. Competition for jobs is strong. Graduates are hired as actors, screenwriters/story specialists, casting assistants and production assistants.

Potential employers include: Film, TV and Video production companies; corporate communications/video departments and talent/casting agencies.

Gainful Employment

Federal regulations require certain educational programs that qualify for a variety of federal student funding to comply with Gainful Employment rules.

Gainful Employment Info

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This option is open to everyone. There are no eligibility requirements to start this program.

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