The O.A. Training Studio is an entirely online studio that offers Film/TV acting classes and workshops for all skill and experience levels! We also offer industry-focused webinars, private career coaching, and private audition coaching.

Film & TV Acting Classes

Entirely Online

Accelerate Your Career

Why Train at The O.A.?

Develop your craft as an actor by training in Film & TV Acting at The Online Actor Training Studio! Our expert coaches will guide you as you work towards complete naturalism in performance through our organic and grounded approach to screen acting, which combines scene study with practical on-set skills and knowledge. You'll be challenged from beginner to master level with a variety of exercises and 25+ concepts unique to our studio. You'll learn to put forward your best qualities on-camera that will create memorable and compelling performances that get you noticed by decision makers. Our actors have booked roles on Netflix, Amazon Prime, HBO Max, CBS, USA Network, and more! Our acting training and coaching is affordable and accessible, with classes at a fraction of the cost of other studios. Even take a free acting class to see for yourself!

The Online Actor Training Studio. Online Film and TV acting classes. Free webinars, private coaching, and more. Step up your training and accelerate your career.

Casting has moved online! Self-tapes are the new way actors are seen for major Hollywood productions. An actor living in Toronto, British Columbia, Ontario, Los Angeles, New York, Atlanta, Chicago, Atlanta, the UK, Ireland, or Australia could book a major role from an audition tape shot at home and be on a plane the next day to Los Angeles! The key is being prepared for it to happen.

Our on-camera Zoom classes will help you be prepared. Join a truly global community of actors as you gain the skills and confidence to build a Film & TV acting career from any location!  There are no "terms" or "semesters" - actors can jump in at any time.

Director, actors, and crew on film set

Getting started with our training is easy. If you are new to acting, take our Acting for Beginners Workshop, which runs 1-2 times per month. If you have prior acting experience, buy one class credit and hop into an Acting On-Camera | Scene Study class! Our coaches will advise you on an appropriate category and level of our training after this session.

You'll progress through the four categories of our ongoing training program, Acting On-Camera | Scene Study: Essentials, Intermediate, Advanced, and In-Depth. Essentials, Intermediate, and Advanced each have 5 levels, with 4 classes per level. Each class costs 1 credit. In-Depth is intended as a master level of sorts, with no level endpoint. These classes are mixed-level, and you'll receive tons of individualized, tailored instruction!

One-on-One Audition Coaching and One-on-One Career Coaching are available multiple days per week to actors currently training in Essentials 3 or higher. Our free industry-focused webinars are also held monthly.

Meet Your Coaches

Vas Saranga

Vas Saranga, coach and co-founder of The Online Actor Training Studio

Vas is best known for being named one of The Hollywood Reporter's Rising Stars. His breakout role was in the Disney XD series Aaron Stone. Soon after, he played the series lead role of Reese in the live-action television hit MudPit (Teletoon). He has most recently appeared on Transplant (NBC), The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu), Salvation (Netflix/CBS), Orphan Black (BBC America), and the new Stephen King based film Firestarter. Vas brings his wealth of experience in drama and comedy to his coaching.

Marina Saranga

Marina Saranga, coach and co-founder of The Online Actor Training Studio

Marina has built a career in Film/TV and Digital for over 10 years. She has appeared in various series such as Transporter (HBO), Rogue (DirecTV), Lost Girl (SyFy), and MudPit (Teletoon). She was most recently featured in the digital pilot On a Quest. As a special skill, Marina is also fluent in Russian and has been called on to perform multilingual parts throughout the industry.

Try Out A Free Class

Curious about our classes? Observe a class for free, or participate in a free acting class! Participating in a Drop-In Class gives actors a risk-free chance to try our organic approach to Film & TV acting. And it's 100% free - there is no requirement to sign up or take future classes after a free trial session. Our Free Drop-In Classes are held once per month, but you can sign up to observe one of our ongoing classes multiple days per week. Whether you're totally new to acting, you're experienced in theater but not the screen, or you've already been working in Film & TV, you'll learn something fresh and unique when you observe a class at The O.A. Training Studio!

Joining The O.A. Training Studio has been one of the best decisions I have ever made both for my career and personal life. The coaches are amazing and extremely knowledgeable and passionate about the craft of acting. A fantastic platform with wonderful people, the studio contributes fantastic tools to an actor’s life.
- Ryan Sloan

Each class is filled with laughter and beautiful and light energy, which really inspires me to work harder and do more. I booked my first acting gig, a lead in feature film! All these amazing opportunities would have never come if I didn’t work on myself and the talents I didn’t know I had. Thanks to the amazing coaches at The O.A. Training Studio!
- Kellija Beloraga

The coaches of The O.A have been a great help to me as a newbie who wants to become more serious in acting! They personalize the experience for where and who you are. It has been insightful and so fun to be active in the community they create. And the rates are so affordable as a young person!
- Michelle McCree

I have been taking online classes at The Online Actor Training Studio and have been absolutely blown away by the experience! It’s been fantastic! I am very cautious with how I choose to spend my time and money, so I took one of the free trial classes and attended a free webinar. I signed up for classes immediately afterwards and haven't regretted it at all. The quality of instruction and the wealth of information provided have been at such a high level. 
- Elizabeth Friesen

Love the way you coach! I'm not sure if every actor realizes it, but you are putting them into themselves on camera! Through your exercises and working with each individual, I see you using your techniques to show them what it feels like to perform naturally. 
- Courtney Breaton

I really appreciate how the coaches actually take time with every individual, and you can tell they genuinely love coaching and they also genuinely care about each and every student. The Online Actor Training Studio always builds up your self-esteem and with every student (no matter who you are or where you're from) they ensure they set you well on your path of establishing a positive and productive acting career. Classes are so affordable and it's so nice that you can observe and take a free class before you sign up.
- Arnika Paske

Most of my life I felt like I had to go to university, get a degree and get a stable, safe job, while keeping acting as a weekend hobby that I was passionate about. The O.A. and my coach changed my life because through classes and constant support I finally started to believe in myself more and more, which made the dream of being a full-time actor seem like a reality. The approach that my coach takes with all his students helps them grow in their own individual ways, and I am absolutely shocked to see the difference in my self-tapes from a year ago, before I started taking these classes. Since my time in The O.A., I have been getting consistent callbacks and bookings!
- Ivan Sadovsky

Joining The O.A. Training Studio was one of the best decisions I have ever made. I first observed a class, and instantly knew that this was the group for me and I have not looked back since. Everyone was so warm and welcoming and there is a real sense of community among all the actors and the coaches. I have had both Marina and Vas as coaches - they are both so dedicated and passionate about the craft and it is evident in their teaching and in their classes. With the pandemic over the last year, it’s a great way to begin your journey, while doing it all online.
- Alana Barnes

Working with my coach at The O.A. Training Studio has been a game changer for my career. He has brought out talent in my work that I did not know I had. This is what makes the acting classes truly enjoyable. My coach is a down-to-earth professional, who knows how to bring the best out in his actors. The approach he relays to his actors focuses on spontaneity and truth. After working with my coach at The O.A and working through his approach to acting, I truly would not want to work with anyone else.
- Brooke Edwards

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