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Frequently Asked Questions



Q: Do you have any well known alumni?

Q: What is the difference between the New York and Los Angeles campus?

Q: Do you have auditions for admission?

Q: What qualifications do I need to be admitted to The Institute?  Will I be likely to be admitted?

Q: I just completed High School/Lyceum, but I am not 18 years of age yet. Can I still apply to the adult programs?

Q:  What is the average age of students?  Will I fit in?

Q: What are the class sizes?

Q: Do you offer scholarships?

Q. Do you accept international students?

Q: Will you help me find work as an actor?

Q: Can I start with the 12 Week Program and extend into the One or Two Year Program?

Q: Do you offer a degree program?

Q: What is the difference between the Two-Year Conservatory and Associate Degree Program (Los Angeles)?

Q: What is the BFA program? How do I apply for it?

Q: What is the difference between Credit and Clock Hours (Los Angeles)?

Q: Can I visit the school?  Can I audit a class?

Q: What kind of performance opportunities are there?

Q: Do you provide assistance with housing? Do you help with  finding a roommate?

Q: What will I receive when I complete the program?

Spring 2021: April 5-June 253/3/21 Update

The Lee Strasberg Institute announces that Spring 2021 term classes will begin with fully online instruction, per State & Local guidance. Los Angeles will offer limited in-person/hybrid classes for Spring once permitted.

Click here for Spring schedule in New York City. | Click here for the Spring schedule for Los Angeles.

The Institute is also offering new short-term online only classes. See Online Acting

Please note that the State of California color-coded reopening system does not permit any in-person instruction until the County is at least in the red tier for at least 2 weeks (25% capacity). Los Angeles remains in purple.