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AOS Degree Program – LA Campus



The Associate of Occupational Studies 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 five major areas of focus: Method Acting, Voice & Movement, History, Production, and Professional Development. The 2 year degree program requires 72 weeks (six 12-Week sessions) of dedicated training and full-time study for a minimum 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.

This acting degree program is only offered through Lee Strasberg’s Theatre and Film Institute’s Los Angeles Campus. Contact our LA campus directly for more information about the next enrollment opportunities.


The Associate of Occupational Studies in Acting commences in the fall. Applications for the Class of 2026, beginning study in Fall 2024, open in October.

Application Deadlines for the Class of 2026 (Fall 2024 start date):
International Students | August 1, 2024
Domestic Students | August 15, 2024

Admission decisions are made on a rolling basis with decision letters issued approximately every 5 weeks. Prospective students are encouraged to apply early as capacity for this program is extremely limited. The waitlist application deadline is September 1st.

AOS Degree Application Requirements

Following acceptance, a $2500 tuition deposit (inclusive of non-refundable fees) is required to secure enrollment in the program. After the deposit is paid, students will receive a free month of Method 101 before the program begins.

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“I’ve learned so much and evolved in my acting… I’ve skyrocketed in my art.”

Vjosa Halili, AOS student
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The goal of the acting degree 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 Method Acting provides graduates with 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.

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