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Education

Actor Education Requirements

The main qualities required are:

  • Skill in dramatic performance
  • An ability to understand emotions and feelings
  • Dedication
  • Determination
  • A genuine love of the arts

Similar to a job interview, there will be many people auditioning for just one part at an audition. The difference for actors is that they constantly have to audition for parts. This means that they have to be able to cope with rejection and to learn from each experience.

Maintaining a positive attitude is important, as it will often take many auditions for an aspiring actor to get his/her first part. Being determined and dedicated will help in this situation, as attending as many auditions as possible should eventually end in a successful audition. In such an expressive career in arts and entertainment, it is often the people who are most passionate about what they are doing who are most successful.

Someone who wants to be a star only to achieve fame and fortune is unlikely to be successful. A genuine love of the arts and of performing is a necessity for anyone thinking of pursuing an acting career - this will shine through in performances and will ultimately help achieve success.

Education History of Actors

The most common degree held by actors is Drama. 10 percent of actors had a degree in drama before becoming actors. That is over 22 times the average across all careers. Acting graduates are the second most common among actors, representing 4 percent of actors in the Sokanu user base, which is 51.0 times the average.

Actor Education History

This table shows which degrees people earn before becoming an Actor, compared to how often those degrees are obtained by people who earn at least one post secondary degree.

Degree % of actors % of population Multiple
Drama 9.8%
0.4%
22.1×
Acting 3.6%
0.1%
51.0×
Communications 2.3%
1.8%
1.3×
English Literature 2.3%
2.4%
1.0×
Business Management And Administration 2.1%
3.8%
0.5×
Psychology 1.8%
3.3%
0.6×
Graphic Design 1.6%
0.8%
1.9×
Visual And Performing Arts 1.3%
0.2%
8.4×
Fine Arts 1.0%
0.8%
1.3×
Music 1.0%
0.5%
2.0×
Film Video And Photographic Arts 1.0%
0.5%
2.2×
Business 1.0%
1.1%
0.9×
Liberal Arts 1.0%
0.9%
1.2×

Actor Education Levels

52% of actors have a no education. 28% of actors have an associate's degree.

No education 52%
High school diploma 8%
Associate's degree 28%
Bachelor's degree 10%
Master's degree 2%
Doctorate degree 0%

How to Become an Actor

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  1. Take the Sokanu Career Test

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  2. Get the Education

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How to Become an Actor

Interested in becoming an actor? Here are your next steps.

  1. Take the Sokanu Career Test

    Would you make a good actor? Sokanu's free assessment reveals how compatible you are with a career across 5 dimensions!

    Take the free career test
  2. Get the Education

  3. Get Hired

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    Would you like to post jobs on this career? Find the best candidates using Sokanu's new psychometric job platform. Visit employers.sokanu.com today.