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ACTING APPLICANTS

Print out the Acting Application,
fill it out completely, and mail to:

PCPA Theaterfest
Attn: Conservatory Office
800 South College Drive
Santa Maria, CA 93454

Enrollment is by audition (Acting students) and interview (Acting and Technical Theatre Apprentices) only. Applicants must be high school graduates. Students who have not graduated from high school may be admitted to the program if they are 18 years of age and demonstrate in the interview that they are able to benefit from the PCPA program.

All applicants must bring the completed application form and, a current resume listing previous theatre training and experience with them to their audition or interview. If the student is invited to callbacks, he/she must provide a transcript from the school most recently attended, and two current letters of recommendation. In addition, applicants must prepare a "Mission Statement"- a two page (minimum) typed or neatly hand-written statement of personal, professional and educational goals and why or how you feel the PCPA training programs can best fulfill them. Applicants to the Acting Program must also submit a head-and-shoulder full-face photograph (8"x10"). Applicants to the Technical Theatre Program may also submit relevant portfolio items.

*Audition/Interview Procedure: Please call (805) 928-7731 ext. 4119 or email casting@pcpa.org to schedule an audition or interview..

*Audition Materials: Applicants to the Actor Training Program should prepare two contrasting monologues and a song. Each monologue should not exceed 90 seconds in length. It is requested that one monologue be classical, preferably Shakespeare. The song should be 16-32 bars in length. An accompanist will be provided.

*Audition/Interview Locations and Schedule: Audition/interviews are held throughout the state of California, with additional sites in Arizona, Utah and Washington. Exact dates and locations vary and are listed on our website by November 1st.

TECHNICAL APPLICANTS

Complete the on-line application.

Additional required materials can be digitally attached to the application or mailed to:

PCPA Theaterfest
Attn: Conservatory Office
800 South College Drive
Santa Maria, CA 93454

Enrollment is by audition/interview only.
Students who have not graduated from high school may be admitted to the program if they are 18 years of age and demonstrate in the interview that they are able to benefit from the PCPA program.

To be considered for PCPA’s Technical Apprentice Program (nine month) applicants must submit an application form, a current resume listing previous theatre training, a transcript from the school most recently attended, two current letters of recommendation and a "Mission Statement"- a two page (minimum) typed or neatly hand-written statement of personal, professional and educational goals and why or how you feel the PCPA training programs can best fulfill them. Applicants to the Technical Theatre Program may also be requested to submit relevant portfolio items.

To be considered for PCPA’s Technical Professional Internship Program (summer and year round) applicants must submit an application form, a current resume listing previous theatre training, and two current letters of recommendation .  Applicants to the Technical Professional Internship Program may also be requested to submit relevant portfolio items.

*Audition/Interview Procedure: Please call (805) 928-7731 ext. 4119 or email casting@pcpa.org to schedule an audition or interview.

*Audition/Interview Locations and Schedule: Audition/interviews are held throughout the state of California, with additional sites in Arizona, Utah, Washington and USITT. Exact dates and locations vary and are listed on our website by November 1st.

Refund Policy
The enrollment fee is refundable up to the second week of the semester (not including summer which is the first week). The tuition fee for non-residents is refundable according to a sliding schedule, depending on which week the student withdraws from the program and depending on whether the classes are semester-length or term-length classes. Refund applications must be submitted to the Allan Hancock College Registrar within the first four weeks of the semester or the first two weeks of the term.


Financial Aid
Allan Hancock College participates in federal and state financial aid programs. Eligible students may receive assistance from the Pell Grant, Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG), Bureau of Indian Affairs Grant (BIA), Extended Opportunity Programs and Services Grant (EOPS), Cal Grants A, B, C, and the Board of Governors Financial Assistance Program. In addition, PCPA students have access to the California Guaranteed Student Loan Program (CGSL) and the California Loans to Assist Students (CLAS). For more information, contact the Financial Aid Officer, Allan Hancock College, 800 South College Drive, Santa Maria, California 93454. (805) 922-6966 ext 3216.