Academy of Future Entertainment Professionals (formerly Theater Arts Careers Academy)

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Program Description
Are you enthusiastic about pursuing your passion in the diverse realm of entertainment arts while also receiving a high-quality education that readies you for post-secondary endeavors?  The Academy of Future Entertainment Professionals is a dynamic two-year program that not only allows students to explore various facets of the entertainment industry but also provides ample opportunities for portfolio and resume-building projects and workshops.  You will connect with accomplished alumni and local artists, create a strong portfolio through hands-on learning experiences, and participate in master classes and workshops – all while receiving college-preparatory instruction to excel academically.  This program equips you to confidently tackle high-stakes auditions and interviews, ensuring that you are ready for a successful future in the expansive world of entertainment arts.

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Skills Necessary for Success
  • Be a team player
  • Follow directions
  • Exhibit critical thinking and problem-solving abilities
  • Assume responsibility for project work
  • Willingness to commit to acting exercises and scene work
  • Ability to take direction and critical feedback
  • Creativity
  • Collaboration
  • Problem-Solving
  • Adapability
  • Attention to detail
  • Technical proficiency
Professional Pathways
  • Actor/Actress
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
  • Film & video editor
  • Costume designer
  • Casting director
  • Set designer
  • Lighting designer
  • Sound designer
  • Makeup artist
  • Special effects technician
  • Stage manager
  • Entertainment journalist
  • Talent agent
  • Audio engineer
  • Publicist or PR specialist
  • Event planner
  • Entertainment lawyer
  • Excellent attendance record
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA

Areas of Concentration
  • Script analysis
  • Acting technique
  • Screen acting
  • Audition technique
  • Stagecraft
  • Scenic design
  • Acting
  • Directing
  • Screenwriting
  • Theater production
  • Cinematography
  • Editing and post-production
  • Sound & lighting design
  • Visual effects (VFX)
  • Costume & makeup design
  • Public relations and marketing
  • Event management
  • Entertainment law and business
Career Interests/Helpful Background
  • Drama and theater courses
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Community theater
  • Art
Post-Secondary Opportunities
See Career Catalog Pages 37-40 for details.
GRADE LEVEL: 10, 11, 12
LENGTH: Two years
SCHOOL: Tallmadge

  • Level I: Acting Performance 1 cr (5.0); Set Design & Construction 1 cr (5.0); CP English 1 cr (4.0).
  • Level II: Stagecraft 1 cr (5.0); Acting & Script Analysis 1 cr (5.0); CP English 1 cr (4.0)

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