Making the decision to go into acting can be hard. It isn’t easy to constantly hear that you are fighting an uphill battle or that other fields are safer options. But what people don’t often seem to realize is that when you pursue acting, you learn a lot more than just how to act.
You learn things that are critical to almost every field out there. You gain versatile and transferable skills that you can apply to all kinds of things. So is going into acting really all that scary or is that just a misconception people have come to believe?
Decide for yourself. Below are eight skills that you’ll have the opportunity to learn while studying acting.
An actor can work in a team better than most because they have probably been forced to work in close, CLOSE, proximity with all different kinds of people before. It takes a lot to put on a show or create a film. Actors must learn to work well with everyone from the stage hand who is just filling in for a night, to the director.
The point? Actors are incredible at taking an existing idea or thought and turning it on its head. They are forced to think about things differently and approach them from all angles. Applied to the world outside of acting this leads to inventiveness and innovation.
Studying acting isn’t some leap of faith. It isn’t either “make it” or wind up on the streets. These skills are sought after by employers in all kinds of different fields and they can help you land a job no matter what you decide you want to do. So, are you ready to start your acting education? Click below to download our guide, Acting: From College to Career, and see how college can help you become the actor you want to be.