Training & Education

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Recognizing the need for additional training opportunities in the field of casting, Casting Society of America, through the charitable and educational arm Casting Society Cares, created the Training and Education Program for those interested in pursuing a career in casting in an effort to train the next generation of diverse casting professionals.

Casting Society Cares will be running the first three classes of the Casting Assistant Training and Education Program in Los Angeles and New York this summer.

"The CSC Training and Education Program was exactly what I needed. I feel so much more prepared for getting a casting assistant position now."
—Amanda Anderson

"Thank you CSC for this program. It is so needed for people like me who are looking to break into the world of casting."
—Chelsea Jeffords

"They gave the group some really amazing advice. I highly recommend this program to anybody looking to break into [casting]."
—Elijah Cook

Program Information

  • The first three classes of Casting Assistant Training and Education Program ran this summer in Los Angeles and New York.
  • A maximum of 16 students were accepted in each city.
  • We were seeking candidates who are hard working with a positive attitude and a passion for a career in casting.

Thank you to all who applied!
Applications are now closed for Summer 2019.

Dates and Locations

June 15th, 22nd, and 23rd
July 12th, 13th, and 14th
Please note that these classes are primarily focused on Television/Film casting in the Los Angeles market.

Part I includes the following three classes:

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Industry Insider I

"Who's Who"

Casting Society of America

History of Casting

Casting Team

Creative Team

Studio & Network

Agents & Managers

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Industry Insider II

"Who's Who" Continued

The Production Team

Departments & Positions

Roles & Responsibilities

Relationship to Casting

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Office Skills

Administrative Duties

Scheduling & Appointments

Documentation & Paperwork

Business Etiquette

Students will receive a Certificate of Completion upon fulfillment of the three classes


Tuition information

  • Cost for the first three classes: $550.00 total.
  • We offer a payment plan if needed of 50% at the time of acceptance and 50% due the week before the first class.

Program Requirements

  • Applicants must be at least 18 years old and at minimum possess a high school diploma or have passed a high school equivalency test.
  • Interest in pursuing a career in casting is a MUST.
  • Attendance at all 3 classes is mandatory to receive your certificate.
  • Must be available for all three 8-hour days.
  • Helpful to have basic office and proficient computer skills.

Thank you to all who applied!
Applications are now closed for Summer 2019.

If you applied for November 2018 and you would like to use the same application materials, YOU STILL NEED TO APPLY, but instead of re-attaching, please notate that you will be using the same materials and include any additional materials or updates if necessary.

Interested in Learning About Future Classes?

If you have questions about the Training and Education Program, or would like additional information, please contact us here.