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Los Angeles Performing Arts Conservatory:
One of the Best Acting Schools
in Los Angeles, California 

Training for Actors, Screenwriters, and Directors

Los Angeles Performing Arts Conservatory, also known as LAPAC, is a fine arts academy dedicated to teaching acting, screenwriting, and directing.

We provide a nurturing environment in which the artist is trained to create, explore and develop a truer confidence, filled with spontaneity, emotional depth, and abundant imagination.

Offering Degrees and Certificates

LAPAC is an accredited fine arts college offering 2-year degree programs where students can earn an Associate Degree of Fine Arts in acting or screenwriting. LAPAC also offers a variety of certificate programs for acting, directing, and screenwriting.

All of our courses are designed to ensure the artist receives a well rounded education from the classic to the contemporary to the avant-garde.

For Beginners and Professionals

Our students come to us with a variety of skill levels, from absolute beginners to seasoned professionals. No matter what your level of experience is, LAPAC can help you achieve your creative goals.

Small Classes, Personal Attention

Unlike other acting schools, LAPAC keeps its class sizes small so that students receive personalized, indivual instruction. We believe a successful artistic education is only possible if students and instructors work together closely.

Student Visas Available for International Students

LAPAC is accredited to accept international students with F1 visas. You will find some other acting schools offer M1 student visas.  For many students, the F1 student visa is preferable because it allows more flexibility and even the ability to get a job under certain circumstances.

For more information on the differences between F1 and M1 student visas, download our handout.

For more information on how to get a student visa and apply to LAPAC, visit to the International Students section of our website.

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Located in Beautiful Santa Monica, California

LAPAC is located in beautiful Santa Monica, CA, on the world-famous Third Street Promenade, just three blocks from the beach.

Santa Monica is a safe and thriving creative community, home to many people involved in the entertainment industry both in front of and behind the camera. It is also one of the most beautiful communities in California, with gorgeous sunsets and ocean breezes.