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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 two 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 form and a $75 fee, resume or CV, a short essay about why they would like to attend The Institute, and a digital photo. No reference letters, transcripts or proof of medical insurance are needed.

2021 WINTER INTENSIVE SCHEDULE (February 1 – February 11) $825

Monday 6-9PM: Method Acting
Tuesday 6-8PM: Audition
Wednesday 6-8PM: Mastering Self Tape
Thursday 6-9PM: Method Acting


 Prospective students are encouraged to apply as early as possible as space is limited and programs fill up. Closed programs will updated on this page.  We will notify applicants if the program is almost full or if there is a waitlist. Once admitted, tuition fee in full is due 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
Winter starting in February (2 weeks/10 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 only be charged a one-time $150 non-refundable registration fee. 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.

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.