LA Accepted Students
Welcome New Students!
Congratulations on being accepted into The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute in Los Angeles. We continually seek the unique and motivated student who will benefit from Lee Strasberg’s unequaled Method. The program will focus on your individual growth and development, preparing you for this business you have chosen. Below you will find information on how to access and set-up your student portal (Netclassroom) as well as information about registering for classes and preparing for the start of your journey at Strasberg.
Pandemic Scholarship Relief Fund
In this crazy time, we here at Strasberg are aware that everyone is feeling the pinch financially and emotionally and we want to help. We have accumulated what we are calling The Pandemic Relief Scholarship Fund and opening it up to current and new students for the Fall 2020 Session. We will accept applications for scholarship assistance until 6pm on Friday, September 4th . Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.
Please fill out the attached form and submit. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, so we encourage you to apply promptly. We hope this initiative helps you to continue /start your studies in these uncertain times. We pray for all of you and look forward to the day we are all back in the beautiful building we call home.
Questions, email [email protected]
New Student Orientation is the Friday, September 18th at 1PM via Zoom.
Fall 2020 is September 21-December 13, 2020
The Institute is currently offering all classes online via Zoom due to State and Local restrictions from Covid-19. We are also actively planning for a return to in-person classes (initially in an outdoor setting) once the State and Local officials deem it is safe to re-open. Please note that the online acting subscription platform will be included in tuition at no additional cost for all students who are enrolled in 8 or more hours.
For increased flexibility in these uncertain times, Part-Time students do have the option to enroll in only 1 Method class while we are online. Please email us with any questions or concerns.
Getting Started in Netclassroom
Login using your Online Application Username*. Then, reset your password. You may use the same password created for your application account, but it must be reset. Once the password is reset, you can login to your Netclassroom account.
*Method 101 students- The system will automatically generate your username and password. Username=Last name + first 2 letters of first name. Contact Admin for password.
Customize your Homepage to show announcements, events, class schedules, etc. Please see this document to see all of the things you can do in your Netclassroom account (from viewing class schedules to billing and invoices to upcoming events to transcripts).
Class Registration Basics
The 12-Week class schedule is generally published approximately 6 weeks prior to the session start. Current/returning students are given priority registration and new student class registration generally opens 3 weeks prior to the session start and remains open through the first day of the term. Registration opening dates will be posted in Netclassroom and the Master Calendar. Registration is completed directly in Netclassroom after the registration period opens. See Netclassroom registration details
See the program requirement guide
Part-Time study consists of 8 hours of study per week* (2 Method Acting I classes with 2 different teachers on different days)
* Additional classes can be added at a-la-carte rates (2hr- $825 or 4hr-$1325)
Full-Time study consists of 22 hours of study per week (2 Method Acting I classes with 2 different teachers on different days, Voice 1, Movement 1, 1 of: Acting for TV/Film I or, Improv I or Scene Study, History elective and 2 additional 2hr electives or 1 4hr elective)
Conservatory (1 or 2 Year) consists of 3 or 6 Full-Time sessions. Acting for TV/Film, Improv and Scene Study are each taken once each session in year 1, and again in year 2.
Associate of Occupational Studies consists of a dedicated schedule created by the Administration. See program details.
Class transfers can be completed in your Netclassroom account through the first day of the session. Class transfers can still be requested in writing the first 2 weeks of the session.
Waitlists– You may request to be placed on the waiting list for a class that is full. Waiting lists are in effect during the 2 week transfer window at the beginning of the session.
2-Week Intensive Students
CLASS SCHEDULE: The Intensive always starts on either Monday or Tuesday. The schedule will be emailed to all enrolled participants 2 weeks before the start. The 2-Week Intensive is a set schedule. No need to enroll in classes online. You will be automatically enrolled.
BALANCE: The $850 balance can be paid online in your Netclassroom account. (See Getting Started in Netclassroom)
Questions? Email: [email protected]
Steps to receiving the I-20 Certificate
- Submit the Affidavit of Support and supporting financial documentation to cover tuition and living costs ($2000 per month) to [email protected]
- Pay tuition for at least 12-Weeks*. Tuition is refundable if your visa is denied or you withdraw before attending classes. The $250 Registration fee is non-refundable.
*AOS degree students must pay non-refundable $2500 deposit prior to issuance
- Register and pay the express shipping fee through eShipGlobal to receive your SEVIS I-20
- Pay the $350 SEVIS I-901 fee and follow the instructions in your I-20 packet to schedule your M-1 or F-1 visa appointment.
TRANSFERRING: If you are currently in the US on an F-1 visa then you may be eligible to transfer your SEVIS record to us (if joining the AOS degree program). Please be sure to pay close attention the rules for transferring and deadlines so that you don’t fall out of status.
Please note that you may not transfer a M-1 SEVIS record to an F-1 school or F-1 SEVIS record to M-1. You must obtain a new SEVIS record and student visa.
Veterans must submit:
- Current Certificate of Eligibility (Check benefit status here)
- Transcripts from ALL previous study (Unofficial transcripts are sufficient)
- This includes all training after high school (college, university, vocational school)
- The VA Certifying Official will certify your enrollment to the VA after you’ve registered for classes.
If you’re entitled to 100% benefits, the VA will remit full tuition payment directly to the Institute.
If you are not entitled to 100% benefits, the Institute will allow you to make a payment plan for the outstanding balance.
Moving to LA
The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute does not offer housing; however, there is a private Facebook group for accepted students to post and search for roommates. We highly recommend sharing an apartment with another student(s) to help reduce costs. Rent can range from $1200-$5500 for Studio-3 Bedroom apartments. We recommend finding housing in the West Hollywood or Hollywood area to make commuting to the Institute easier. Find out more about the Cost of Living and check out apartments for rent on websites like Trulia, apartments.com and Padmapper.
HomestayMatch is also a great option for those who are looking an affordable housing option and want the experience of living with an American family.
For those without a car, or just trying to reduce the carbon footprint, there are plenty of public transportation options. The Los Angeles campus is conveniently located just west of the corner of Santa Monica Blvd and Fairfax Ave where 4 major Metro bus lines stop (4, 704, 217, and 218). Additionally, the City of West Hollywood offers free or low fare public transportation through CityLine as well as bike sharing. Additionally, rideshare services such as Uber and Lyft are available.
Driving in LA
If you’re going to have a car in LA, there are a couple of major things that you have to prepare for: heavy traffic and parking signs. From 7AM-10AM and 4-7PM, traffic is at its heaviest. Always allow extra time to get where you’re going and use a navigation such as Google Maps and/or Waze. Once you get to your destination, parking is the next obstacle to tackle. Los Angeles has a lot of parking restrictions from street cleaning, to permit-only parking, to event parking and meters, the key is to always read the parking signs.