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Prospective Students – LA Campus


Looking for a deep dive into your Method Acting training? Apply for a long-term program.
Currently all Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute programs (12-Week Part-Time, 12-Week Full-Time, One-Year Conservatory, Two-Year Conservatory and AOS Degree program) for both the Los Angeles and New York campuses are being offered online via Zoom due to Covid-19.


The Lee Strasberg experience may begin at any time. The Institute provides the freedom and flexibility for students to enroll in the 2-Week Intensive, 12-Week Program, One-Year Conservatory and Two-Year Conservatory at the start of any session (Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall) year round. The AOS degree program only offers enrollment starting in the Fall each year.
Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications early, but no later than 2 weeks before the program start for Domestic applicants and no later than 6 weeks before the program start for International applicants.


  1. Apply Online –  Submit application with Requirements for Admission. If you need to submit supplemental materials for any reason, please submit them to [email protected].
  2. Schedule an Interview – The Front-Desk will contact you via email to schedule an interview via phone, Zoom or in-person. The interview is not an audition, but an opportunity for the Admissions staff to speak directly with the applicant and assess if the student has the aptitude and readiness to be a successful student of Method Acting.  Admission is selective. All applicants regardless of experience will be considered; however there is no guarantee of admission.
  3. Admissions Decision – Admissions will make a decision and notify you via email or postal mail, along with important instructions and guidelines for the next steps to take for enrollment and registration. Decisions for the 12-Week, One-Year Conservatory and Two-Year Conservatory are made approximately 2 weeks after the interview. The Associate degree decisions are made approximately every 7 weeks.

If declined admission, the applicant may re-apply for admissions consideration after one year from the date of the initial admissions request or based on stipulations addressed in the rejection letter.

2-Week Intensive programs are offered approximately every 6 weeks and do not require an interview. Simply submit your registration and non-refundable deposit to secure your spot for the desired Intensive.


All applicants must be 18 years of age or older and have a high school diploma or its recognized equivalent. Applicants still in high school can apply to our Young Actors program. Students who have not received their high school diploma or equivalent may still be accepted into the Institute, but will be considered special students and are not candidates for a certificate. Special students who subsequently complete high school or pass the G.E.D. or nationally recognized equivalent, may move into a certificate program. (Note: No credit obtained as a special student will count toward certificate completion.)

2 Week Intensive


Associate of Occupational Studies in Acting (2 Year Degree)

Veteran Applicant Requirements

International Student Applicant Requirements


Winter 202111/1 Update: Online

The Lee Strasberg Institute announces that Winter 2021 term classes will begin with fully online instruction, per State & Local guidance.

Click here for Winter online classes in New York City. | Click here for Winter online classes 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 (25% capacity). Los Angeles remains in purple.