General Information Pacific Conservatory Of The Performing Arts Of Allan Hancock College
Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts of Allan Hancock College
Santa Maria, CA
The Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts is a community college located at Allan Hancock College in Santa Maria, California. This institution on California’s Central Coast trains actors and technical artisans for careers in the theatre. The immersive two-year program is the only one of its kind offered by a community college. PCPA offers the serious student actor comprehensive training in its certificate program in Professional Acting, and offers a certificate program in Technical Theatre, for students interested in the production and technical aspects of live theatre.
Unlike most university programs in partnership with professional companies, PCPA fully integrates its resident artists into the studios, shops, and classrooms, providing each student with direct mentorship experiences in their area of specialization. The PCPA student learns from, and most importantly, learns with working professionals. PCPA also performs professional theatre year round.
PCPA is on the Allan Hancock College Campus, but is a separate program, and is applied to separately from the college itself.