Combine the Highest Caliber of Acting Classes with an Essential Understanding of the Business at First Take Acting School, Located in the San Francisco Bay Area

Succeeding as an actor is more than just possessing raw talent. You need to develop your craft and understand how to be seen in this competitive industry. When you attend our innovative acting school in the San Francisco area, you’re getting the comprehensive training and solid foundation you need to succeed. Contact us on our website, or call 925-222-5644 today to discover for yourself the revolutionary and proven First Take Method. Our acting school offers innovative and proven acting classes in San Francisco, San Jose and the Bay Area.

Choose the Acting School with an Unparalleled Success Rate in the San Francisco Area

Our actors, even those who are most specialized or traditionally most difficult to market, are breaking into the extremely challenging film and television industry. In fact, a high percentage of First Take actors are regularly attending auditions and scoring supporting and lead roles. Many of our actors don’t live in the Los Angeles area, yet they’ve secured representation by Hollywood’s most prestigious theatrical agents.

Our students have booked films and TV shows including In Time, Grey's Anatomy, Contagion, Mad Men, Modern Family, Parenthood, Sons of Anarchy, Private Practice, Law & Order: LA, Outsourced, Criminal Minds, Desperate Housewives, Still Waiting, How I MetYour Mother, Southland, The Young & The Restless, Friends With Benefits, Bottle Shock, Torchwood, Inhale, Trauma, Zodiac and more.

Take a look at our testimonials to see why we’re the leading acting school in the San Francisco area. The proof is in the booking!

The Immersion Concept is the Core of our Acting School and the Key to your Success

The First Take Method is the core of our training. A perfect mix of disciplined script analysis and specific imagination techniques, our propriety immersion concept enables you to effectively embrace authenticity. Through intensive preparation, you’re given the ability to be truthful and spontaneous in your work. You’ll connect with yourself on a deeper level, achieving the ability to “free fall” into your performance. It is this training that sets us apart from other acting schools in the San Francisco area.

Most acting schools in San Francisco rely on repetitive drills and exercises. The intention of these other acting schools is to provide exercises that will build upon each other to give you the acting skills you need. In the end, you’ll be left relying on inconsistent tricks, gimmicks and habits with limited power and reach.

Our acting school can’t be further from this norm. Our revolutionary method transforms you. From day one, you’ll be fully immersed. The result is a truer understanding of the craft and the ability to progress at a quicker rate than other methods. It’s why we’re considered the best acting school in the San Francisco area. Discover how the First Take Method can transform you into the actor you want to be.

Experience an Acting School Environment Like None Other

While most other acting schools will separate students based on experience level, we don’t. Whether you’re new to the industry or experienced, you’ll appreciate our supportive environment. Beginners learn by watching our more experienced actors and our more experienced actors are pushed further by the internal and external expectations, as well as their material selections. It’s a win-win for everyone. Learn more about our dynamic environment by contacting us!

It’s More than Just Honing Your Craft ... It’s Learning What it Takes to Succeed in the Industry

When you attend our core acting classes, you’re not only receiving the highest caliber of training available in the industry, you’re also gaining the vital skill sets you need to succeed in this business. It’s our integrated approach to learning both the craft and the business that sets us apart from other acting schools in the San Francisco area.

In First Take Core Acting Classes, you’ll learn what it takes to get seen and secure the role. From how to promote yourself and get an agent to how to effectively communicate with casting directors, even down to the proper auditioning etiquette, you will have the self-assurance to thrive in the role you were meant for. No matter how green you are to the industry, you’ll have the poise and confidence of an experienced veteran. More importantly, you’ll know exactly how to be competitive in every aspect of the acting industry.

In addition to our core acting classes, we offer a number of specialty acting classes to support you in diverse ways including beginner classes, specialty classes and seminars.

In our specialty on-camera class, those interested in TV and film will not only learn tricks to maintaining your poise on camera, you’ll learn to incorporate First Take scene studies into your work, adjusting yourself technically and emotionally, finally developing an unmatched comfort with the camera.

In our “Take Action!” seminar, you’ll learn what it takes to get seen and secure the role. From how to promote yourself and get an agent to how to effectively communicate with casting directors, even down to the proper auditioning etiquette, you will have the self-assurance to thrive in the role you were meant for. More importantly, you’ll know exactly how to be competitive in every aspect of the acting industry.

Another reason we’re considered the best acting school in the San Francisco area is because we put an emphasis on career planning and progression. While most acting classes overlook this, our curriculum doesn’t. We know that to fully succeed you need to effectively define and design your success.

Explore how you can achieve your acting ambitions with First Take. Call 925-222-5644 or contact us on our website.

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THE PROOF IS IN THE BOOKING
THESE ARE JUST A FEW OF THE FILMS AND TV SHOWS OUR STUDENTS BOOKED CO-STAR, GUEST STAR,
SUPPORTING, AND LEAD ROLES IN
THIS YEAR:

In Time, Grey's Anatomy, Contagion, Mad Men, Modern Family,
Parenthood , Sons of Anarchy , Private Practice, Law & Order: LA,
Outsourced, Criminal Minds, Desperate Housewives, Still Waiting,
How I Met Your Mother, Southland, The Young & The Restless,
Friends With Benefits, Bottle Shock, Torchwood,
Inhale, Trauma, Zodiac