Open City Acting Studio

Online Classes

We offer a number of classes that allow you work with our world-class faculty virtually. See the listings below for online classes available at this time.


Art of Self-Tape

Instructor: Carlton Byrd 

Commitment: Wednesdays at 6pm

Description: Over the course of the semester, students will develop an audition technique that is practical and demystifying of the process; with the goal of having the actor be a confident professional, from walking in to walking out of a casting room. This class will be structured to mirror real world scenarios. Focusing on current co-star, guest star and series regular roles, students will receive audition sides via email 2-3 days before their scheduled class. Once auditions have been completed, actors will have the opportunity to watch their work, break it down and make adjustments.

Cost: $260/ 4 weeks


Thrive: The Psychology of Acting

Instructor: Dr. Nick Holton

Description: Thrive is a unique course focusing primarily on research from positive psychology, along with behavioral, motivational, neuro and organizational sciences. Positive psychology is now among the most popular courses ever offered at some of the most elite academic institutions in the world, including Harvard, Yale & Penn. This rapidly growing field dives into the scientific study of the good life, what makes us happy, but also what helps us become the best versions of ourselves. Dr. Nick Holton combines his expertise in the field of positive psychology with research on habits, motivation, stress response, resilience, focus, productivity, resource use, relationship-building and more to create a one-of-a-kind learner experience. One that aims not only to enhance the performance of individuals who take it, but their overall satisfaction with their lives, as well.

Cost: $400/ 6 weeks


Commercial Technique

Instructor: Bill Coelius

Description: Always wanted to do commercials but don’t even know where to start? Can’t make it to NYC or LA? Are you in NYC or LA and can’t make it into class? Can you imagine walking into the audition with the knowledge of someone who has booked 50 national commercials? What if you had that power of understanding BEFORE your first audition? The Skype Rocket propels your ability into a professional realm with four short but info packed working sessions, and students have booked DAYS after taking the class. You will learn the full 101 things you need to know before your next audition, as well as receive a proven technique to help find you an agent or manager. Also, after your four sessions you will receive professional coaching and guidance from Bill for the next year of your career, ensuring a blast off to your new and exciting profession.

Cost: $400/4 weeks

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