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VIP M'saada Nia Masterclass Lesson Plans Studio For Performing Arts LA

Film and television casting professional M'saada Nia has been a special guest instructor at Studio For Performing Arts LA.

View M'saada's lesson plans below for when she has instructed at our studio.

For M'saada's bio, please click here. For the current schedule of events please visit



- Course & Topic Intro/Lecture Instructor will prepare students for a scene study focusing on acting with film and television scripts and the audition process. Students will understand what it takes to create a character and deliver an audition that books the job.

- Scene work with coaching and redirection

Students will engage in an intensive scene study and should prepare a film/television scene OR monologue. Scenes should be no longer than two minutes OR a monologue no longer than one-minute. If performing a scene, a 'reader' will be provided by the studio to read with the student. M'saada will watch and then coach and give adjustments to each performer in a group setting. She will also discuss the evolving process of virtual auditions, in-person casting and what it's like to return to set as production resumes again in Los Angeles and beyond.

- Question & Answer Session Students will participate in a dynamic group Q&A session. All answers reflect the instructors specific opinions.

- Goal Setting & Wrap Up

The instructor will share closing remarks with a brief recap on frequently addressed acting notes and industry topics studied during the class session.

For the current schedule of events please visit


Our programs are open to all performers, both union and non-union.

The following disclaimer is provided specifically at the request of and in accordance with SAG/AFTRA:

  • Seminars or classes are for educational purposes only and will not secure or provide opportunity for employment in the field or representation by an agent or casting director.

The following disclaimer is provided specifically at the request of and in accordance with the Casting Society of America (CSA):

  • This workshop is a learning experience. It is not an audition or employment opportunity.

  • When the workshop is over, the casting director/casting associate/casting director (whichever is applicable) teaching this workshop will not be taking home nor be given access to your headshot, resume or any other of your promotional materials.

Studio for Performing Arts LA is a talent training and counseling service.

  • This is not a talent agency contract. Only a talent agent license pursuant to section 1700.5 of the labor code may engage in the occupation of procuring, offering, promising, or attempting to procure employment or engagements for an artist.

  • Studio for Performing Arts LA is prohibited by law from offering or attempting to obtain additions or employment for you. It may only provide you with training and counseling.

  • To review the law in its entirety and to access a PDF copy of the contract into which you are entering for this one-time event, please click here.

Studio for Performing Arts LA is bonded with Old Republic Surety Co. (Bond #W150384425) as required by CA State Law.


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