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12 Week Program – LA Campus



This program is designed for students interested in beginning their Method Acting training. Classes are conducted Monday through Friday, and students may enroll in the Part-Time (8 classroom hours/week) or Full-Time (22 classroom hours/week) study. If successful in their classes, students may re-register to continue their studies.


The Full-Time program of study is designed for simple integration and progression into a Conservatory program (One or Two-Year) and consists of 22 clock hours a week and includes:

  • 2 Method Acting courses with 2 different teachers for a total of 8 hours/week
  • 1 of the following: Acting for TV/Film, Improv OR Scene Study for a total of 4 hours/week
  • 1 Voice 1 for a total of 2 hours/week
  • 1 Movement 1 for a total of 2 hours/week
  • 1 History elective for a total of 2 hours/week
  • 4 hours Free Electives


The Part-Time program is intended for those who are employed and require a flexible schedule or evening classes. It includes 2 Method Acting classes with 2 different teachers for a total of 8 clock hours a week for 12 weeks.

Course offerings and times vary by session. Students who successfully complete the 12-Week Program (Part-Time or Full-Time) will be awarded a Certificate of Participation. Successful completion of the 12-Week Full-Time program counts toward completion of a Conservatory Certificate program (One or Two-Year). The Part-Time program does not count toward Conservatory program or certificate completion. Credit awarded in the 12-Week program does not count toward the 2-year AOS degree program.

You may start the 12-Week, One-Year & Two-Year Conservatory Programs at the beginning of any of the Session start dates


Tuition for the Full-Time 12-Week Program is $6,500*

Tuition for the Part-Time 12-Week Program is $2,550* (Domestic students only)

A-la-carte courses may be added to the part-time (12/8) program: $825 for a 2-Hour course (12 weeks) $1,325 for 4-Hour course (12 weeks).

* 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


Dear Students and Prospective Students,

As news of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to develop, we wanted to take time to reassure our community that The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute is monitoring circumstances on a regular basis. We are committed to the well-being and education of our students, faculty and staff. Following in step as other universities and schools, we have transitioned to holding classes remotely in ways that are meaningful.

The Spring 2020 term will begin on April 20th.

These are unique times worthy of serious thought and implementing measures of caution. We trust that our Community will, as always, join together, to find new ways to collaborate, innovate, and continue doing the work we care so deeply about.

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