CENTER THEATRE GROUP HOSTS
FREE COLLEGE & CAREER FAIR FOR THE ARTS MARCH 17
Workshops and More Offered to High School Students
Center Theatre Group invites current high school students, parents and teachers to attend the third annual College & Career Fair for the Arts on March 17, 2018, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The fair is free to attend and will take place at the Music Center Annex located at 601 W. Temple St. in Downtown L.A.
More than 25 local colleges, universities and community organizations will be in attendance, including USC, UCLA, Pepperdine and Emerson College. The fair will also feature opportunities for students to meet with working theatre professionals (playwrights, actors, designers and directors), receive one-on-one college counseling and attend free workshops. There will also be a free food truck from noon to 2 p.m.
Guests are welcome to stop by at any point during the fair; however, students are advised to RSVP in advance for a chance to have free headshots taken (available to the first 100 students who register and attend).
Workshops are available to students only (except “College Financing for Parents of Artists”). The first workshop is “Applying for College” at 10 a.m., which will focus on what college admissions staff are looking for as well as when and how to submit applications. The second and third workshops – “Paying for College: Student Workshop” and “College Financing for Parents of Artists” (both at 11 a.m.) – offer students and parents, respectively, information about Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), student loans, preparing applications, scholarships and financial aid. The fourth workshop at 1:30 p.m. is called “Choosing an Audition Monologue” and focuses on what students need to know about finding the ideal audition monologue for colleges, summer programs or professional theatre. The final workshop at 3 p.m. “Mapping Your Goals, Visions and Dreams” is a creative and interactive workshop offering students the tools they need to plan their ideal college and career experience.