CHANGE YOUR LIFE.
BUILD THE FOUNDATION OF YOUR ACTING TRAINING IN 6 MONTHS
Montage at The Michigan Actors Studio is an online acting training program that provides a safe and challenging space to study the craft of acting. Whether you have dreams of becoming a professional actor or want to live a more authentic life, we can give you the tools to get where you want to be.
Next Cohort Begins Jan. 2022, Enrollment Begins Nov 12
Montage’s online certificate program is a one-stop Actor Training Program
We are woman owned and operated and community-centric. We care; about you, the world we live in, and building a future that includes art, connection and creativity. We give you the tools to help you make your dreams become your reality.
We’re fully online, with live classes grounded in the fundamentals of the craft and business of acting, committed to authentic, diverse instructors and students alike.
We are entirely focused on giving you the acting education, business tools, personal development, support & guidance you need to begin an acting career or bring a positive change into your life.
WITH MONTAGE YOU WILL
Build a strong foundation in the craft of acting.
Join a thriving community that networks and supports each other.
Get individual support that shows you the way to put your training into action.
“Without question, the best part of the program is getting to work with people who are brave and willing to try something. It is life-affirming to know that every week I'm spending time with people who are pushing themselves beyond their comfort zone, risking looking foolish, but really trying. And trying feels like being fully present in your life. I've made friends and community even during a time where we are all supposed to be six feet away.”
"I feel like I have a support system. There are several instructors who know me well and can answer questions/give advice. Kate meets with me regularly and I feel like I have a mentor who is guiding me."
Advanced Certificate Program Graduate
"I decided to enroll in the certificate program to improve my public speaking and teaching skills. I am a PhD student and prospective professor, so this skillset is essential for my career. The certificate program at MAS has been instrumental in improving my ability to connect with students in the classroom."
Certificate Program Graduate
We take a different approach than other acting programs.
A Unique Community
The people you'll meet are the heart of the Montage experience.
People from all walks of life come together to study acting.
Dynamic and Responsive Classes
We make things better, listening and changing as we go.
Like good actors, at Montage we listen to our students and respond. We are always adding new classes and modifying existing ones to make sure our students get the training they want and need.
For People with Lives
You’ve got more going on than just acting class.
The Online Certificate Program is built with the busy adult learner in mind. We make it easy for you to pursue training and have a life, too.
LET OUR STUDENTS TELL YOU WHAT IT’S LIKE
The Montage Online Certificate Program
Our online certificate program is deeply transformative experience. Here’s how we do what we do:
Small Group Learning
You'll be placed in a small cohort of fellow actors for the duration of the program. You’ll learn together as well as support and hold one another accountable.
Live Weekly Instruction
Held on weekday evenings at 7pm, our LIVE, 100% online class sessions are led by world-class instructors from a broad range of acting and teaching backgrounds. Students will take a maximum of 2 classes per week.
We approach acting training holistically. You’ll participate in live training, experience seminars, workshops and valuable one-on-one coaching to make sure you internalize and absorb your education.
Our Students Love Us... A Lot
I’ve grown immensely
- Kristen Thornton
"I couldn’t ask for a more welcoming and supportive environment to work through the fear and vulnerability of putting myself out there. I’ve grown immensely in the far too short class time and look forward to the next one. Classmates, most feeling equally vulnerable, have been nothing short of incredible while offering positive support, feedback, and a willingness to be open to learning from everyone."
Who We Are
Montage began as the Michigan Actors Studio, a state licensed trade school serving students locally in the metro-Detroit community. Our goal was to provide state of the art training for both established and aspiring artists here in Michigan. When we started, there weren't many affordable and professional options to study acting locally. While the short-lived Michigan film boom created a lot of small studios that flourished and then died when the incentives did, we were able to not only survive, but thrive. Why is that? We think it's because our teachers and staff are committed to two ideals that are at the core of who we are. One: that studying the arts is empowering and two: creating art in a safe space can be life-changing. If you haven't studied with us before, you might be surprised to learn that in addition to acting training, our students often find lifelong friendships and the momentum and support to make positive changes in their lives.
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Director of Education/Lead Instructor
Tuition & Payment Plans
Check out our pricing and payment plans below!
Next Cohort Begins January 2022-- Enrollment Begins Nov 12
With meaningful education and a vibrant community, the Montage Online Certificate program is the perfect place to begin your journey as an actor.
Take the Next Step. Become an actor.
100% Live, Online Classes
Small Group Learning
Office Hours with Director of Education
Certificate upon completion
Business of Acting Seminar
Fun and relevant electives
Inclusion & Diversity Matter To Us
Inclusion is a core value at Montage. We welcome those of any background, gender identity, race, sexual orientation and ethnicity.
How do I enroll?
You can click here to enroll. Our registration process is quick and easy.
How do I pay? Do you have a payment plan?
How long does it take to complete the program?
What is the time commitment?
What equipment do I need?
Will I need to purchase materials?
Is the program 100% online?
YES. Our program is entirely online, which means you can join us from anywhere in the world and there’s no commute! We use the Zoom platform to host our live, real-time, online classes. They are interactive and you can see and talk to everyone in the class. Everything is done online from the comfort of your own home, or your preferred work space.
Do you use grades? How do you determine who receives a certificate?
What is the cohort model?
What happens if I miss a class?
Will Montage help me get an agent/book gigs?
We cannot make guarantees about finding representation, what we can do is guide you through the process step by step. Same with gigs- we can't make any promises about that but you will have access to all of the considerable opportunities that come our way, and the skills to pursue them as well as a listing on our casting page (this is optional).
Do I have to become a professional actor or do acting skills apply in other fields?
Many of our students apply what they’ve learned at Montage to their existing full time professional positions to great success and satisfaction. Our training helps build confidence in your voice, your opinions and your ideas.
What is included in the Online Certificate Program?
What is the refund policy?
Student has the right to cancel the Enrollment Agreement and obtain a full tuition and application fee refund (0% tuition charged) if requested within three (3) days of signing up, otherwise student will receive a full tuition refund less a $200.00 cancellation fee up until thirty (30) days before the beginning of the initial semester. No refunds will be given within 30 days of start date or after program has commenced.