CHANGE YOUR LIFE.
BUILD THE FOUNDATION OF YOUR ACTING TRAINING IN 9 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 just want to live a more authentic, creative life we can give you the tools to get where you want to be.
Next Cohort Begins Sept. 2021, Enrollment Begins June 1
You’re ready for more out of life.
You’re curious, down-to-earth, you seek out honest, no b.s. people just like you. You crave real connection and genuine community.
You’re looking for more, and your current path just isn't cutting it. Maybe you’re bored in your 9-5 or lost in “what ifs”. You’re ready for something to change, now.
You haven’t yet found a place to study acting that engages you, energizes you and feels like home. Acting schools make a lot of promises- but who are they and what are they really offering?
You have a lot of choices when it comes to acting training,
So how do you decide?
Montage’s online certificate program is a one-stop Actors’ Training Program
Montage is a woman owned and operated community-centric training program that cares; about you, the world we live in, and building a future that includes art, connection and creativity. We give you the tools to access and develop your gifts, as well as an understanding of the business of acting and the skills to put your most professional self forward. We’re here 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.
Receive personal and professional development tools to make your dreams a reality
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."
Certificate Program Student
"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 Student
We take a different approach than other acting programs.
The Montage online certificate program is a one-of-a-kind actors’ training program where YOUR story takes center stage.
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. Get ongoing opportunities for learning, growth and support in our family-like community.
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.
Personal & Professional Development
We understand that acting is more than just art; it’s a mindset too.
The Personal and Professional Development aspect of our program, with our founder and leadership coach, Rachel Bellack sets you up with the tools you need to thrive in your life, career and relationships.
LET OUR STUDENTS TELL YOU WHAT IT’S LIKE
The Montage Online Certificate Program
Our online certificate program is designed to help you unlock the power of your gifts, and use that power in your work and life. It’s a 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 wholistically. You’ll participate in live training, experience seminars, workshops and valuable one-on-one coaching to make sure you internalize and absorb your education. There are monthly meetings with your cohort to offer more training and opportunities to bond and connect.
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!
Take the Next Step.
Become an actor.
Next Cohort Begins September 2021-- Enrollment Begins June 1
It's time. With meaningful education and a vibrant community, the Montage Online Certificate program is the perfect place to begin your journey as an actor.
100% Live, Online Classes
Small Group Learning
Monthly cohort meetings for training, development and bonding
Office Hours with Director of Education
Personal and Business Development
Certificate upon completion
Business of Acting Seminar
Fun and relevant electives
Inclusion & Diversity Matter To Us
Inclusion is a core value at the 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?
Simply click the registration link to pay securely online with a credit or debit card. You can choose to pay tuition in full or take advantage of our convenient auto debit monthly payment plan. If you choose this option you will be automatically charged every month till completion.
How long does it take to complete the program?
What is the time commitment?
Will I have a lot of homework?
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 does getting a certificate say about me as an actor?
Having a certificate in acting shows that you have dedicated yourself to your craft by allocating time, resources and energy to your pursuit.
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.
In case of an unexpected emergency, student may obtain a one time enrollment deferral and transfer their tuition to the next available start date.
What is the difference between the Beginning and Advanced Programs?
The begininng program is open to anyone with no prerequisites. The advanced program is only open to current and former students that have completed Acting 4. Once you complete the beginners program you are welcome to move on to the advanced program.
The Time Is Now
Start your training today and transform your life, on your terms.
Just imagine how different your world could look in only 9 months.
You're ready to go deeper, to gain the skills and support you need to go further.