Los Angeles Performing Arts Conservatory (LAPAC) provides directing classes and acting classes for international students.
Degree Programs, Certificate Programs, Intensive Workshops
Our school is approved by the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education as a degree granting institution and we offer a Associate Degree programs, non-degree certificate programs, and short-term intensive acting workshops.
We also provide a program called English thru Performing Arts which is designed to teach English through acting classes.
Overview of Acting School and Directing School
Full List of Programs Available for International Students
- Associate Degree Fine Arts – Acting
- Certificate Program – Acting
- Certificate Program – Directing
- English Thru Performing Arts
- Summer Program: One Month Intensive Acting School
- College Prep: Gap Year Acting School Program
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.
F1 Visas Available
Los Angeles Performing Arts Conservatory is authorized to enroll non-immigrant alien students using the F1 student visa. 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.
Working in the USA After School Ends
LAPAC students with F1 visas are eligible to apply for Optional Practical Training (OPT) after completing their selected program. This means students may be able to work in the United States for a period of time after earning their degree or certificate.