Cerritos College Adult Education to Offer New Free Acting Classes
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 25, 2008
Media Contact: Aya Abelon Public Affairs; (562) 860-2451, ext. 2287
NORWALK, Calif. – March 25, 2008 – Cerritos College OWL (Older Wiser Learner) Program will be offering two new acting classes. The classes start this week and will be offered in the summer semester as well.
The “Acting for Commercials and TV” class offers the insider tips for the working in the world of Television and Commercials. The class explores all aspects of the industry from getting an agent, headshots, auditioning skills, working on a set and taking directions. Also, students will be provided with a better appreciation of the film making process from script to screen. A perfect class for anyone especially the mature adult wanting to start a new career! Class meets every Thursday 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at the Activity Center at the City of La Mirada, 13810 La Mirada Blvd.
The “Acting for Stage plus Overcoming the Fear of Public Speaking” class helps students to be a more effective communicator and develop a better appreciation of Theatre and the performing arts. The class will focus on exercise to effectively cure public speaking fears and the opportunity to work with short scenes from contemporary playwrights from the American theater. A great course to appreciate the craft of acting while developing your inner personal skills. Class meets every Tuesday 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at the Activity Center at the City of La Mirada, 13810 La Mirada Blvd.
The presenter of both classes is Robert Conrad, a seasoned director, professor and independent film maker. Many of his students are now employed actors.
To register, simply go to the class. The classes are free and are open enrollment classes accepting students at anytime.
For more information, please contact Sally Greer at 562-860-2451 ext.2489.
The OWL Program is part of the college’s Adult Education and Diversity programs offers courses for older adults at various senior centers and sites in the community. Courses include arts and crafts, exercise, music, quilting, chorus, creative writing, senior topics and self-management. Seniors have an opportunity to interact with others in classroom settings, but also have a chance to participate in senior fairs within the community. More information is available at www.cerritos.edu/aed/programs.
Cerritos College serves as a comprehensive community college for southeastern Los Angeles County. Communities within the college’s district include Artesia, Bellflower, Cerritos, Downey, Hawaiian Gardens, La Mirada, Norwalk, and portions of Bell Gardens, Lakewood, Long Beach, Santa Fe Springs and South Gate. Cerritos College offers degrees and certificates in more than 200 areas of study in nine divisions. Annually, more than 1,200 students successfully complete their course of studies, and enrollment currently nears 20,000 students. Visit Cerritos College online at www.cerritos.edu.