College & Career Fair for the Arts
A totally free event to help you go to college and learn about careers in the arts.
- 30 local colleges, universities, and organizations participating
- Learn how to apply and pay for college, and get one-on-one counseling
- Workshops on theatre careers and how to make a living
- Meet with professional actors, playwrights, designers, and directors
- Food truck with free lunch
- PLUS: free headshots for the first 100 students who RSVP and attend!
The Fair is open to current high school students, parents, and teachers. Some workshops are just for students (see below).
- College & Resource Fair 9:30am – 2pm
- Meet with representatives from 30 local colleges and universities, as well as arts organizations and other services for teens and young adults.
- Free Headshots 10am – 4pm
- Professional photographers are donating free headshots to the first 100 students who register and attend. Photos will be taken on-site and available digitally afterward. Make sure you RSVP in advance and arrive early.
- College Counseling 11am – 2pm
- College counselors will be standing by to meet individually with students and/or their families.
- Free Food Truck 12–2pm
- Vegetarian & vegan options will be available.
- Talk to an Artist Booths 12–1:30pm
- Curious about how to become a playwright, actor, designer, or director? We’ll have professionals available to answer questions and talk about everything from their college major to their first big break.
- More Perks
- Get your make-up done by artists from EI School of Professional Make-up, learn about free Center Theatre Group programs and tickets for students, and get a free one-year subscription to Backstage, a great online resource for actors and performers (for new student subscribers only).
- Applying & Paying for College (Students Only) 10–11am
- Learn when and how to submit applications, and options for paying for your education.
- College Financing for Parents of Artists (Parents/Guardians/Educators Only) 10–11am
- Parents and educators are invited to this comprehensive overview of paying for higher education—including scholarships and financial aid—as well as school and degree options.
- Your Theatre Career (Students Only) 11am – 12pm
- This fun workshop will help you think about the life you want to lead in the arts, and how you might make it happen.
- Making a Living in the Arts (Students/Parents/Guardians/Educators) 1:30–3pm
- What does it mean to work in theatre? How do you find a job, and what are the career options available to you? Hear from working artists and theatre employers in this practical workshop.
For questions or more information, email CareerFair@CTGLA.org.