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Academic Calendar – LA Campus

ACADEMIC CALENDAR

LOS ANGELES ACADEMIC CALENDAR

Winter 2021: January 11 – April 2 | Spring 2021: April 5 – June 25 | Summer 2021: July 5 – September 24 | Fall 2021: September 27 – December 17


Spring 2021/Covid-19 Announcement

Winter 2021 (online due to COVID-19):

Monday, January 4 — Institute Operations Resume
Friday, January 8 — Orientation for New Students 1:00pm PST
Monday, January 11 — Winter 2021 Session Begins (AOS Class of 2022 Starts)
Monday, January 18 — Institute Closed (Martin Luther King Jr. Day)
Friday, March 5 & Monday, March 8 — New Student Mid-Term Performances
Friday, April 2 — Winter 2021 Session Ends

Spring 2021 (Online & ​hybrid* due to Covid-19​):

Friday, April 2 – Orientation for New Students
Monday, April 5 — Spring 2021 Session Begins
Monday, April 19- AOS Spring 2021 Session Begins
Thursday, May 27 — New Student Mid-Term Performances
Monday, May 31 — Institute Closed (Memorial Day)
Thursday, June 24 – Saturday, June 26 — AOS Class of 2021 Theatre Production
Friday, June 25 — Spring 2021 Session Ends
*Hybrid options = alternating in-person & online classes in cohorts
*Hybrid/in-person classes are only permitted once Los Angeles is in at least the Red Tier of the California Reopening Standards

Summer 2021​ (hybrid due to Covid-19):

Thursday, July 1 — Orientation for New Students
Friday, July 2 — Institute Closed (Independence Day Observance)
Monday, July 5 — Summer 2021 Session Begins
Friday, August 27 – Monday, August 30 — New Student Mid-Term Performances
Monday, September 6 — Institute Closed (Labor Day)
Thursday, September 16 — Institute Closed (Yom Kippur)
Thursday, September 23 – Saturday, September 25 — AOS Class of 2022 Theatre Production
Thursday, September 23 — Two-Year Conservatory Culmination
Friday, September 24 — Summer 2021 Session Ends
Saturday, September 25 — AOS Class of 2021 Graduation

Fall 2021 (in-person & hybrid):

Friday, September 24 — Orientation for New Students
Monday, September 27 — Fall 2021 Session Begins (AOS Class of 2023 Starts)
Friday, November 12 – Monday, November 15 — New Student Mid-Term Performances
Thursday, November 25 – Sunday, November 26 — Thanksgiving Break
Friday, December 17 — Fall 2021 Session Ends

Winter 2022:

Monday, January 3 — Institute Operations Resume
Friday, January 7 — Orientation for New Students 1:00pm PST
Monday, January 10 — Winter 2022 Session Begins
Monday, January 17 — Institute Closed (Martin Luther King Jr. Day)
Tuesday, February 8 — Winter Intensive A Starts
Friday, February 18 — Winter Intensive A Ends
Friday, March 4 — New Student Mid-Term Performances
Tuesday, March 22 — Winter Intensive B Begins
Friday, April 1 — Winter Intensive B Ends
Friday, April 1 — Winter 2022 Session Ends

Spring 2022:

Friday, April 1 – Orientation for New Students 1:00pm PST
Monday, April 4 — Spring 2022 Session Begins
Tuesday, May 3 — Spring Intensive A Begins
Friday, May 13 — Spring Intensive A Ends
Friday, May 20 — New Student Mid-Term Performances
Monday, May 30 — Institute Closed (Memorial Day)
Tuesday, June 21 — Spring Intensive B Begins
Thursday, June 23 – Saturday, June 25 — AOS Class of 2023 Theatre Production
Friday, June 24 – Spring 2022 Session Ends
Saturday, June 25 — AOS Class of 2022 Graduation
Friday, July 1 — Spring Intensive B Ends

Summer 2022:

Friday, July 1 — Orientation for New Students 1:00pm PST
Monday, July 4 — Institute Closed (Independence Day)
Monday, July 4 — Summer 2022 Session Begins
Tuesday, August 2 — Summer Intensive A Begins
Friday, August 12 — Summer Intensive A Ends
Friday, August 26 – Monday, August 29 — New Student Mid-Term Performances
Monday, September 5 — Institute Closed (Labor Day)
Tuesday, September 13 — Summer Intensive B Begins
Thursday, September 22 — Two-Year Conservatory Culmination
Friday, September 23 — Summer Intensive B Ends
Friday, September 23 — Summer 2021 Session Ends

Fall 2022:

Friday, September 23 — Orientation for New Students 1:00pm PST
Monday, September 26 — Fall 2022 Session Begins
Wednesday, October 5 — Institute Closed (Yom Kippur)
Thursday, November 24 – Sunday, November 27 — Thanksgiving Break
Friday, December 16 — Fall 2022 Session Ends

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.