Training & Education


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Recognizing the need for additional training opportunities in the field of casting, Casting Society of America, through its charitable 501c3 and educational arm Casting Society Cares, created the Training and Education Program to provide training for the next generation of casting professionals and address the lack of equity within our profession for those interested in pursuing a career in casting.




"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 the Casting Assistant Training and Education Program are set to run virtually, the weekends of July 31st, August 1st, August 7th and August 8th in the form of 7 virtual modules.
  • A maximum of 16 students will be accepted into each class.
  • We will be seeking candidates who are hard working with a positive attitude and a passion for a career in casting.


Dates and Locations

July 31, 2021: Module 1 (9:00-11:00am PST), Module 2 (11:45am-2:00pm PST)
August 1, 2021: Module 3 (9:00-11:20am PST), Module 4 (12:00pm-1:00pm PST)
August 7, 2021 : Module 5 (9:00-11:00am PST), Module 6 (11:45am-1:45pm PST)
August 8, 2021: Module 7 (9:00-10:30 am PST)
Times are subject to change, as this is our first time running these classes virtually.
Please note that these classes are primarily focused on Television/Film casting in the Los Angeles market.

Part I includes the following three classes which will be taught in a virtual module format of 7 modules over the two weekends:

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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 these classes


Tuition information

  • Cost for the virtual Part 1 classes (7 modules): $350.00 total.
  • Scholarships are available and can be applied for upon acceptance.
  • We offer a payment plan if needed of 50% at the time of acceptance and 50% due the week before the first module.

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 7 modules is mandatory to receive your certificate.
  • Must be available all four days.
  • Helpful to have basic office and proficient computer skills.


July 31st, August 1st, August 7th, August 8th

Application Requirements:

1. Profession statement with a clear reason on what you hope to get out of the Casting Assistant Training & Education classes (one paragraph).

2. A one-minute (maximum length) video submission: Please explain your interest in the program, why you want to pursue a career in casting and why you would be a good candidate for the program. Upload as a private link and send in either your cover letter or include in the 'Additional Information' field.

3. Your Business Resume.

4. Any additional information you feel is appropriate to help us get to know you better (i.e. social media handles).


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.