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Associate Degree Program – LA Campus



The goal of the program is to prepare well-rounded Method-trained actors who are equipped to enter and be employed in the competitive acting industry on the stage, commercials, television, or film. The prestige synonymous with the Lee Strasberg name ensures that casting directors, agents, managers and industry professionals recognize the quality of training graduates have received. Lee Strasberg’s specific Method Acting technique provides graduates the tools to “be” the character and not simply “act” as the character, setting them apart with their truthful, authentic, engaged and earnest performances thus making them desirable to directors and producers seeking to employ the most highly trained actors for their projects.

The AOS in Acting focuses on intensive training in acting for theatre and on-camera, supported by voice, movement, history, and professional development electives. The program consists of four major areas of focus: Acting (with an emphasis on Method Acting), Voice & Movement, History, Production & Performance, and Professional Development. The program requires 72 weeks (six 12-Week sessions) of dedicated training and full-time study for a total of 100 credit hours for degree attainment. Graduates will emerge with the knowledge of how to express themselves with representatives, casting directors, producers and directors, to be true to their talent and begin their careers as actors.

*The AOS degree program is only offered at the Los Angeles campus.


Enrollment for the Associates of Occupational Studies in Acting only begins in the Fall. Application deadlines for Fall 2019 are as follows. Domestic Student applications are due August 12th, 2019, and International Student applications are due August 1st, 2019. Admission decisions will be made on a rolling basis with decision letters being issued approximately every 7 weeks.


Tuition for the AOS provides students with three payment options: lump sum, one-year installments, or 12-Week installments. Installments require the non-refundable registration fee to be paid with each payment. Paying in a lump sum locks you into the current tuition rate and saves you the additional registration fee payments.

* A non-refundable registration fee is applied each session. $150 Domestic Students, $250 International Students.
** A non-refundable materials fee of $100 due in first session.
*** A non-refundable Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) fee is applied to tuition.
**** Additional fees may be applied to all tuition fees.
SAG/AFTRA members receive a 10% tuition discount


The Associate of Occupational Studies in Acting (Degree Program) in Los Angeles consists of six 12-Week sessions of full-time study (15-18 credit hours/22-28 classroom hours a week) and includes the following course requirements. Courses vary by session. Please see Classes for a full list of potential class offerings.

Method Acting Technique (Emphasis Area) : 55 Credit Hours
Supportive Acting/ Theatre Courses : 13 Credit Hours
History & Criticism : 12 Credit Hours
Voice and Movement : 10 Credit Hours
Required Professional Development : 6 Credit Hours
Free Electives : 4 Credit Hours
Totals : 100 Credit Hours

The AOS program observes a Summer vacation period.