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 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.
Los Angeles Performing Arts Conservatory is located on the famous Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica, CA.
Santa Monica is a beachfront city in western Los Angeles County, CA, United States. Situated on Santa Monica Bay, it is bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles – Pacific Palisades to the north, Brentwood on the northeast, Sawtell on the east, Mar Vista on the southeast, and Venice on the south. Santa Monica is well known for its affluent single-family neighborhoods but also has many neighborhoods consisting primarily of condominiums and apartments.
Our School Program 1 Year program 3 Quarters
English Thru Performing Arts (10weeks, 3 Hours classes, 5 Day a week)
“Acting” In English (10weeks, 3 Hours classes, 5 Day a week)
Acting Intensive (10weeks, 3 Hours classes, 5 Day a week)
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.
For a full list of our programs..
The Acting School
The Los Angeles Performing Arts Conservatory Acting School and Acting Classes
The acting classes at the Los Angeles Performing Arts Conservatory train the artist to deliver emotional truth through acting in film, television, and theatre.
Associate Degree Fine Arts- Acting
Certificate Program- Acting
English thru Performing Arts
Summer Program: Intensive Acting Classes for Teens
Summer Program: One Month Intensive Acting School for Us Student
Summer Program : One Month Intensive Acting School for International Student
College Prep: Gap Year Acting School for Us Student
College Prep: Gap Year Acting School for International
The Screenwriting School
Screenwriting Classes at Los Angeles Performing Arts Conservatory
The Screenwriting Classes at the Los Angeles Performing Arts Conservatory trains the artist to be a visual storytelling using the written word. The final goal of the screenwriting classes is a portfolio of several finished scripts for shorts and a feature film script.
Associate Degree Fine Arts- Screenwriting
Certificate Program- Screenwriting
The Directing School
Directing School at Los Angeles Performing Arts Conservatory
The Directing School at the Los Angeles Performing Arts Conservatory trains the artist in the art of visual storytelling through acting, editing, camera work, sound design, production design, and other cinematic tools.Los Angeles Performing Arts Conservatory (LAPAC) provides director training for beginners, advanced artists, as well as those that are transitioning into English-speaking markets.
For details on the philosophy of our directing classes and it’s related course work, visit the Directing Certificate Program section.
LAPAC is accredited with the California Department for Private, Post-Secondary and Vocational Education, which qualifies enrolled international students to receive a Federal F-1 Student Visa.
LAPAC is also a member of the National Association of the School of Theatre and the Drama Teachers Association of California.
Program Start Dates
Los Angeles Performing Arts Conservatory classes are scheduled by quarters; Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall. All students must submit their applications as early as possible, at least 3 months prior to the desired start date.
Find below the start and end dates for each quarter.
Winter January 18th –March24th
Spring April 11th –June 16th
Summer July11th-September 15th
Fall October 3rd –December 8th