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University of California, Los Angeles and UCLA Anderson School of Management

3 Weeks

Acting and Auditioning for Film & TV Academy

On Campus $3,499 - $13,599Age Range 14-18Course Time Morning, Afternoon PST

This course is a ONE-OF-A-KIND OPPORTUNITY!  Come join the only high school course that gives a behind-the-scenes look into a professional performing career. Created and taught by Emmy nominated Casting Director Wendy Kurtzman, Wendy brings her many years of experience to this unique course. Work with current film/tv industry professionals to perfect your monologue, deepen your understanding of scenework, learn about the professional audition process, lean into improv, learn how to determine "brand" and how to use your unique voice to craft and film an original scene. Guests include casting Directors, musical directors, television producers and talent agents. 

Who Should Take This Course? Students who are serious about considering a career in acting.
Highlights Created and taught by Casting Director Wendy Kurtzman, this course was developed to give you all the tools you need to succeed for the transition into a BFA/BA program and ultimately into an acting career. Wendy has worked with and helped launch many actors including notables such as Sandra Bullock and Reese Witherspoon. Her casting career includes Movies for Television, limited series and films including the blockbuster “Independence Day.” Wendy uses her industry connections and expertise to bring a rich and dynamic program to Summer Discovery. Additionally course features an evening performance at renowned GEFFEN Theater, including a post-show conversation with the actors. For more information about CTCA, please visit:
Wendy Kurtzman
Wendy Kurtzman

Created and taught by Wendy Kurtzman, Casting Director with over 35 years of experience, this course will give you everything you need to succeed from College to Career. Wendy is an Emmy-nominated casting director that launched Sandra Bullock and Reese Witherspoon’s careers. She cast the blockbuster “Independence Day.”

  • Jun 25 - Aug 4: 6 Weeks (Two 3-week sessions)
  • Jun 25 - Jul 14: 3 Weeks (One 3-week session)
  • Jun 26 - Jul 13: 3 Weeks (One 3-week session)
Courses & Academies This course is one of our Academies. Academies meet 4 or 5 times a week, both morning and afternoon, with a lunch break. Most Academies have homework, papers, presentations, and tests that are graded. Students are typically provided a Pass/No Pass grade. Students receive a Certificate of Completion from the university at the end of the program.
Dates & Tuition
  • Jun 25 - Jul 14: Residential - $8,399
  • Jun 26 - Jul 13: Commuter - $3,999
  • Jun 25 - Aug 4: Residential - $13,599
  • Jun 26 - Aug 3: Commuter - $7,499
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