Our CORE CURRICULUM empowers you with rigorous and fun foundational training in commercial, narration, and character voice over. Once you develop your voice over CORE, you’ll have the skills and confidence to study in our advanced classes with some of the most incredible and talented voice over instructors in the world.
For those who have yet to complete a Core track, you're in luck!
Our annual Summer Fast Track is just around the corner (literally, it starts Monday!). That means every Core class is available in-person at our studio in San Francisco between July 18 and August 8. Classes take place from 10am-5pm PDT. Classes are available individually, or you can bundle up any three and save $120.
But there are more ways to attend the Core this semester! Now, each track will be offered online in a 12-week series, giving you consistent study on the same day and time every week. Purchase a complete series and save $120.
The Character Core series meets Thursday evenings beginning with Character Playbook on July 22.
The Commercial Core series meets Tuesday evenings, continuing with Commercial Styles on August 3.
The Narration Core series meets Wednesday evenings, beginning with Narration Nuts & Bolts on August 11.
Can't make an entire series? That's okay! You can take these classes in any order, in whatever combination works best for you. Bundle up any three and save $120.
Take a look at our complete Core offerings, listed below:
Assess commercial copy at a glance by breaking down the script into common copywriting themes, rules you should recognize, and writing hints that reveal the unique message every commercial script contains. Once you develop the technical muscularity required by commercial copy, you'll feel confident enough to tackle any VO script. 12 hours / Reg. Price $425
July 20 - 21 • Tuesday-Wednesday • 10am - 5pm PDT —IN PERSON
September 24 - October 15 • 4 Fridays • 10am - 1pm PDT —ONLINE
October 17 - 24 • 2 Sundays • 10am - 5pm PDT —IN PERSON
November 2 - 23 • 4 Tuesdays • 6:30 - 9:30pm PDT/PST —ONLINE
This class helps you identify and deliver different styles of commercial VO: Taglines, Retail, Spokesperson, Real Person and more. You’ll learn how to determine the style and how to adjust your timing, rhythm, and energy to match the script. 12 hours / Reg. Price $425
July 22-23 • Thursday-Friday • 10am-5pm PDT —IN PERSON
August 3 - 24 • 4 Tuesdays • 6:30-9:30pm PDT —ONLINE
September 18-19 • Saturday-Sunday• 10am-5pm PDT —IN PERSON
October 22 - November 12 • 4 Fridays • 10am-1pm PDT/PST —ONLINE
November 30 - December 21 • 4 Tuesdays • 6:30-9:30pm PST —ONLINE
Confidence and taking chances are needed at auditions and jobs. Explore how being in the moment helps you stay fresh and elevates your performance. You’ll improvise sections of the script, increase listening and response times, and trust your instincts. 12 hours / Reg. Price $425
July 24-25 • Saturday-Sunday • 10am-5pm PDT —IN PERSON (wailist only)
August 31 - September 21 • 4 Tuesdays • 6:30-9:30pm PDT —ONLINE
November 19 - December 17 • 4 Fridays • 10am-1pm PST —ONLINE
November 14-21 • 2 Sundays • 10am-5pm PST —IN PERSON
January 4-25 • 4 Tuesdays • 6:30-9:30pm PST —ONLINE
Build your book of character voices through the use of creative exercises, acting basics, and impulse. Your unique playbook might include real and exaggerated voices, heroes and villains, celebrity mash-ups, and archetypes from various genres. 12 hours / Reg. Price $425
July 22 - August 12 • 4 Thursdays • 6:30 - 9:30pm PDT —ONLINE
July 26-27 • Monday-Tuesday • 10am-5pm PDT —IN-PERSON
September 29 - October 20 • 4 Wednesdays • 2pm - 5pm PDT —ONLINE
October 14 - November 4 • 4 Thursdays • 6:30-9:30pm PDT —IN-PERSON
October 23 - November 13 • 4 Saturdays • 10am - 1pm PDT/PST —ONLINE
This technical class compares video games, cartoons, and toys and prepares you for the performance and vocal requirements for each style. You'll explore parsing and concatenation, audition prep, and how various genres affect the style. 12 hours / Reg. Price $425
July 28-29 • Wednesday-Thursday • 10am-5pm PDT —IN-PERSON
August 19 - September 9 • 4 Thursdays • 6:30-9:30pm PDT —ONLINE
September 25-26 • Saturday-Sunday • 10am-5pm PDT —IN-PERSON
October 27 - November 17 • 4 Wednesdays • 2-5pm PDT/PST —ONLINE
November 20 - December 18 • 4 Saturdays • 10am - 1pm PST —ONLINE
Put a character into action by experiencing the complete audition to performance process. You'll develop dimensionality, functionality, and dynamic physicality as you inhabit a fun and out-of-this-world character throughout this 12-hour class. Set your universal translators to Marcopian and get ready for some action! 12 hours / Reg. Price $425
July 30-31 • Friday-Saturday • 10am-5pm PDT —IN-PERSON
September 16 - October 7 • 4 Thursdays • 6:30-9:30pm PDT —ONLINE
November 11 - December 9 • 4 Thursdays • 6:30-9:30pm PST —IN-PERSON
November 24 - December 15 • 4 Wednesdays • 2-5pm PST —ONLINE
January 8 - January 29 • 4 Saturdays • 2-5pm PST —ONLINE
Master three performance components to create the world of a narrative script. Find the tone to captivate the listener, harness your pace to reveal the message, and maintain consistency to keep them engaged. 12 hours / Reg. Price $425
August 3-4 • Tuesday-Wednesday • 10am-5pm PDT —IN-PERSON
August 11 - September 1 • 4 Wednesdays • 6:30-9:30pm PDT —ONLINE
October 17 - November 7 • 4 Sundays • 2-5pm PDT —ONLINE
November 13-20 • 2 Saturdays • 10am-5pm PST —IN-PERSON
Expand your repertoire by identifying different narration styles including corporate, audio tours, training, in-show, documentaries, telephony, and e-learning. You'll analyze the script, determine how to approach the content, and make the right actng choices to match the style. 12 hours / Reg. Price $425
August 5-6 • Thursday-Friday • 10am-5pm PDT —IN-PERSON
September 8-29 • 4 Wednesdays • 6:30-9:30pm PDT —ONLINE
October 2-3 • Saturday-Sunday • 10am-5pm PDT —IN-PERSON
November 14 - December 12 • 4 Sundays • 2-5pm PST —ONLINE
Elevate your skills from passively reading aloud to actively narrating vivid projects! Through drills, games, and critical listening exercises, this class will guide you to finding a connection with the text, paraphrasing the story, understanding the writer's intention, and painting a portrait with your words. 12 hours / Reg. Price $425
August 7-8 • Saturday-Sunday • 10am-5pm PDT—IN-PERSON
October 6-27 • 4 Wednesdays • 6:30-9:30pm PDT —ONLINE
November 30 - December 12 • Tuesdays • 6:30-9:30pm PST —IN-PERSON
January 9-30 (2022) • 4 Sundays • 2-5pm PST —ONLINE
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