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Intensive Programs – NYC Campus



Our Intensives are now online!

The New York Intensive Programs are designed to introduce both the experienced and inexperienced actor to Lee Strasberg’s Method. These one to four week programs are suitable for university students, working professionals, and those who are only able to attend a short program. The curriculum is pre-set and always includes a minimum of two Method Acting classes per week in addition to a focused selection of classes. 

Please note, applicants for the Intensives need only submit an application (no fee) with a short statement about why they would like to attend and a passport-sized photo. No reference letters, transcripts, proof of medical insurance, resume or C/V required.

2021 MARCH MADNESS INTENSIVE SCHEDULE (March 1 – March 5) $825

Monday 6-10PM: Method Acting
Tuesday 6-10PM: Acting for Film & TV
Wednesday 6-10PM: Mastering Self Tape
Thursday 6-10PM: Acting on Camera
Friday 6-10PM: Method Acting

2021 SPRING INTENSIVE SCHEDULE (May 10 – May 21) $1350

Monday 6-10PM: Method Acting
Tuesday 6-8PM: Mastering Self Tape
Wednesday 6-10PM: Acting on Camera
Thursday 6-8PM: Improv
Friday 6-10PM: Method Acting


 Prospective students are encouraged to apply as early as possible as space is limited and programs fill up quickly. Closed programs will be updated on this page. We will notify applicants if the program is almost full or if there is a waitlist. Once admitted, tuition is due in full to hold a space in the program.

Class offerings, schedule and program dates subject to change at the discretion of the Administration.

International Students: International students are welcome to attend all Intensives.


Fall starting in October (4 weeks/16 hours) $2,500
March Madness starting in March(1 week/20 hours) $825
Spring I, starting in May-Method Acting (2 weeks/16 hours) $1,350*
Spring II, starting in June-Method Acting for Film (2 weeks/16 hours) $1,350*
Spring III, starting in mid-June-Method Acting for Film (2 weeks/16 hours) $1,350*

Late-Summer I, starting in August (2 weeks/10 hours) $825
Late-Summer II, starting in August (2 week/14 hours) $1,225

*Students registering for 2 or more SPRING INTENSIVES will be charged the $150 non-refundable registration fee only once. Payment of $2,550 in full is required if signing up for Sessions I and II or $3,750 for Sessions I, II and III.

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.