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About Us

Los Angeles Performing Arts Conservatory (LAPAC) provides training in acting, screenwriting, and directing for beginners, advanced artists, as well as those that are transitioning into English-speaking markets.

Our school is approved by the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education as a degree granting institution and we offer an associate’s degree program in acting and in screenwriting as well as series of non-degree certificate programs and short-term intensive acting workshops.

For a full list of our programs, visit the links below.

The Faculty

The faculty of LAPAC is comprised of working professionals and professional creative educators with a mission to help students succeed as actors, directors, and writers.

Our Training Philosophy

LAPAC educates students using a variety of acting philosophies, offering courses in Meisner, Adler, Strasberg, Checkhov, and Yale Techniques.   We also teach The Actor’s Keys, a method developed by LAPAC founder and director Natalia Lazarus.

For details about techniques taught in our classes, visit our Training Philosophy section.

Acting classes for international students in Santa Monica, California

Located in Beautiful Santa Monica, California

LAPAC is located in Santa Monica, California, just a few blocks from the beach.  Our community is one of the safest and most beautiful places to live in Southern California.  It provides a wonderful backdrop to hone your craft and allow your creativity to flourish.  Learn more about our location.

Our International Student Body

Our student body is composed of a combination of students from the U.S. and international students from Europe, Asia, and Latin America.  As a school with an accredited degree program, LAPAC can assist international students with obtaining an F-1 federal visa, which allows students to not only attend school in the U.S. but acquire work permits as well.

Find more information about international student admissions at our International Students section.

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