Though there are no formal education requirements, actors main gain some formal training or education. Students take college courses in filmmaking or drama and may take music or dance to further their talents. State colleges, universities, community colleges, acting conservatories, and private film classes usually offer these courses. Actors may also gain preparation through theater arts programs or theater companies. No matter what age you are, there are many local community theaters that look to the community to act in their plays. You may audition and start out with minor roles and work up to lead roles as you become more seasoned.