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Study Acting in the USA!

Dreaming of becoming an actor? There's no better place than Hollywood! Theatre of Arts welcomes English-speaking talent from all over the world, and is licensed to issue F-1 VISAS to qualifying foreign non-immigrant students and their dependents. Request free information today to learn more!

To learn more about our unique drama conservatory program, as well as the special application and immigration processes required for international applicants, fill out the form on this page to receive detailed free information. Applicants who successfully complete the program are eligible to apply for Optional Practical Training (OPT) for up to one year following the program. Refer to the SEVIS website @ for more information.

International Admissions Process Overview

  1. Apply at TOA.EDU/APPLY

  2. Audition for Acceptance

  3. Fulfill all Admission Requirements


If accepted for admission:

  • Provide documents for VISA application

  • Receive completed form I-20 Visa application

  • Take Form I-20 to local US Embassy/Consulate to obtain Student Visa

  • Sign Enrollment Agreement & make partial tuition payment

Already Have a VISA?

Foreign/International applicants currently residing in the USA on a valid VISA must provide photocopies of their VISA along with I-94 arrival/departure record (both sides). For transfers, written confirmation of non-immigrant status from previous school attended are also required. 

English Language Proficiency Policy

PLEASE NOTE: Applicants whose first language is not English must demonstrate competence in the English language. Proficiency levels are assessed from the audition, student interview, and personal statement.

We encourage all international applicants to contact us today via with any questions you may have about realizing your dreams of studying acting in Hollywood, USA.  


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