Set your creativity free ...

by turning your passion into creative action!

Check out our students in action! Nina, McKenzie, Bonnie, Saraya and my son Austin Enrique take you on a journey of our take of the current Target Cat and Jack clothing line commercials, which highlight personality. Plus Nina and Austin are wearing the positive affirmation clothing! This is one of the many commercials we explore in class, from personality to PSA or Improvised as my son and Bonnie do for Dunkin’ Donuts, we do it all! As you can see while having fun! Yes where you see them is YOUR classroom, pushing beyond your weekday environment.

We created and designed a mini soundstage …

(a set with lots of sets within it) so the actors can explore while stretching their creative muscle. This is what it would be like for you if you booked a job … we mean WHEN you book a job! Silly words, they can get in the way! Because they do I decided to cast my son in this promo. To showcase the human spirit’s capabilities! He’s almost three and speech delayed but not talking doesn’t mean you can’t perform! I think on the contrary it allows to explore in so many ways beyond the common way, language, using your heART.

Here at CAA the door is open to everyone! Aside from all our classes for 5-18 year olds we have Parent and kid classes for all ages as well as Private sessions for all ages. Oh and did we mention that we’re not a fan of labels? So whatever you’ve labeled yourself or someone has labeled you, we welcome you into our space! Here we’ll hold space for you and believe in you until you are ready. We promise when you walk out the door after taking any of our classes, you’ll know that your uniqueness is what people in the industry call “brand”.

The best part? We get to do all this while having FUN and working with Hollywood Scripts from The Goldbergs, Dr. Ken, and more! See you in the studio!

ACTING & FILMMAKING CLASSES

AT CAA, LEARN FROM WORKING & AWARD WINNING PROFESSIONALS IN BOTH THE FIELDS OF ACTING AND FILMMAKING!

FOR THOSE INTERESTED IN ACTING AND BEING IN-FRONT-OF-THE-CAMERA, YOU WILL LEARN EVERYTHING FROM HOW TO ANALYZE A SCRIPT, HOW TO BECOME THE CHARACTER, IMPROV, AND HOW TO PREPARE FOR AUDITIONS.

FOR THOSE VISIONARY CREATIVES LOOKING TO WRITE, DIRECT, AND PRODUCE FILMS, HIT THE GROUND RUNNING WITH OUR FILMMAKING CLASSES THAT WILL GET YOU FROM 0 to 60 IN JUST 6 WEEKS. BY THE TIME OUR STUDENTS WALK OUT THE DOOR, THEY ARE READY TO START MAKING FILMS OF THEIR OWN.

OUR CLASSES

Acting for Television

Class Details

Want to learn how to bring that TV show scene to life? Then this class is for you. Take the script from cold read to ready to book status. Work on scene step by step each class and learn how to become the character. In class we work with current TV shows like The Goldbergs, The Blacklist, Dr. Ken, The Nightshift and more.

Commercial Acting

Class Details

Learn all about commercials from spokesperson to improv to action no dialogue and more! This class focuses on commercial work using current commercial campaigns. By end of class you’ll acquire knowledge and skills that will help you book your auditions!

Improv

Class Details

Learning how to be present and listen will help you improvise and create in the moment. In this class you will learn how to improvise TV scenes, commercials and stay in the moment! More and more commercials are being improvised (see Adriana’s completely improvised Lowes campaign on this site) and improvisation is an important tool you should have in your bag of acting skills! By learning how to listen and be present you will learn how to save a scene by acquiring the capacity to create in the moment!

Parents & Kids Class

Class Details

This class will allow both you and your child to explore acting together. From commercials to TV scenes come have fun and explore the world of Film Acting together. No experience required, just the willingness to be brave and have fun together!

Filmmaking 101

Class Details

In this 6 week course, students will learn the fundamentals of filmmaking and video to give them a solid foundation that will put them miles ahead of their peers and will help them to jump-start their journey.

Advanced Filmmaking

Class Details

In the Advanced Filmmaking Course, we will get more in-depth and students will be more hands on with learning about the camera, extensive lighting techniques, sound, scriptwriting, and what makes a good story. By the end of this course our students confidently keep their cameras rolling, their ideas flowing, and are ready to yell action in any given opportunity.

Business of Filmmaking

Class Details

Setting your creativity free is important to CAA and we know that in order to follow your passions and to follow your dreams, you have to be smart. The Business of Filmmaking Classes have been designed specifically to give our students the opportunity to jump through hurdles fast and to learn what is crucial in order to build a business and make money from their talents, creativity, and art.

Creative Writing

Class Details

Every great film, video, and pretty much any form of entertainment or art is based of of a great story! Our Creative Writing Classes will help you to get those creative juices flowing and learn how to work through the creative process and how to go from brainstorming new ideas to completing a masterpiece.

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTORS

Adriana Garza
Adriana Garza
FILM ACTING INSTRUCTOR
ABOUT ADRIANA
Adriana Garza has been acting professionally for almost twenty years. After growing up in El Paso and at the age of nineteen she moved to Los Angeles to pursue her dream of becoming a working actor. She spent sixteen years in Los Angeles before moving to Austin in 2012. While in Los Angeles she studied at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts and quickly began working. She recently has appeared on TV Series such as 'From Dusk Til Dawn' and HBO's 'The Leftovers' ...
Travis McGehee
Travis McGehee
FILMMAKING INSTRUCTOR
ABOUT TRAVIS
Travis McGehee is a Writer, Director, and Producer who began his professional entertainment career as an actor/performer at the age of 7. He studied both film & music production at Full Sail University where he received his degree and continues to have a successful working career in the industry today ...