I am a recent graduate of the Screen Acting Academy from the Screen Acting Room (a part-time acting program that spanned twenty-four weeks of instruction). I enrolled in the Screen Acting Academy as an experienced stage actor who aspires to break into the film and television industry as a screen actor. When I met Mike Migliara for the first time outside the studio for my first class, he impressed me with his forthright manner and knowledge and experience as an actor and casting director. In addition, Mike has an eye for talent, demonstrated by the impressive array of screen and voice actors and videographers he recruited as the faculty and tech crew for the Screen Acting Academy. These include Karen Cliche, Rod Williams, Chris Wylie, Daniel Garcia and Ben Bergeron (the resident videographer and technician).
The curriculum of the Screen Acting Room consists of a blend of classroom and practical instruction in acting for the camera. It is a challenging program for students, both beginners and more experienced actors. In addition, the Screen Acting Academy offers training for adults and children alike. Under the guidance of Mike Migliara and his fellow instructors, I received a comprehensive and thoroughgoing introduction to screen acting. The classroom instruction engaged my intellect and imagination, and the exercises assigned in the classes helped refine my talent as an aspiring screen actor. As I said, Mike is forthright as an instructor; he offered constructive criticism but inspired confidence in the process.
Following my graduation from the Screen Acting Room, I enrolled in the Just Scenes program for advanced scene study under the tutelage of Karen Cliche and Rod Williams. In addition, I am enrolled in the next Acting with Your Voice course. To date, the training I received at the Screen Acting Academy proved invaluable. Above and beyond the formal training, Mike and his colleagues always have time for a student to offer career guidance and opportunities for extra-curricular events, such as the fascinating and informative online seminar provided by Shawn Baichoo, a successful screen and voice actor, for my classmates and I.
Finally, the fees for the courses are very reasonable and trust me, you get what you pay for and then some.