Online Acting Classes
FOR BOTH NEW AND EXPERIENCED METHOD ACTING STUDENTS!
Open to all new students.
Method 101 is a 4-week introduction to Lee Strasberg’s Method Acting technique. Each two-hour class includes instruction on Lee Strasberg’s relaxation and sense memory exercises. These fundamentals train an actor’s concentration, ability to respond to imaginary stimuli, and creativity.
The next session of Method 101 begins Monday, June 1st.
- Method 101 meets twice a week in either the morning or evening:
- Mondays and Wednesdays from 10am-12pm PST or,
- Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:30pm-10:30pm PST
- No audition or prior experience required. This class is suitable for actors of all levels who have not yet studied at the Institute.
- Taught by highly experienced Method Acting teachers from The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute.
- Completion of the Method 101 course will waive the $75 application fee for further programs of study at the New York or Los Angeles campus.
The times listed reflect the Los Angeles (UTC-7) time zone. Click here to check class times in your own time zone.
Open to all students who have completed Method 101.
Picking up where Method 101 leaves off, Method 201 dives deeper into Lee Strasberg’s Method Acting. Building on the sense memory exercises learned thus far, the actor will delve into overalls, place, and substitution. These tools deal more directly with the emotional faculties of the actor, setting the groundwork for the actor to make choices in a scene, build characters, and connect personally to given circumstances.
The next session of Method 201 begins Monday, June 1st.
- Method 201 meets on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10am-12pm PST (1pm – 3pm EST).
- Upon completion of the Method 201 course, students are eligible to join the Alumni Subscription.
Open to all Institute students and alumni, and graduates of Method 201.
$150 per month*
The Subscription Service allows Institute students to maintain their technical advantage and stay connected to the Lee Strasberg community. This monthly subscription will include weekly classes, lectures, and online material.
Method in the Morning: Stay on top of your relaxation and sense memory work! These one-hour classes will consist of relaxation, sensory, and a brief discussion. The Method in the Morning series is the perfect way to brush up your technique and establish a consistent practice at home.
- Available Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10am-11am PST (1pm-2pm EST).
- Taught by Method Acting teachers from both campuses, as well as special guest instructors**.
Legacy Continues: Dive deeper into Lee Strasberg’s Method Acting! In this lecture series, David Lee Strasberg will discuss the evolution and practical application of his father’s work. Special guests will include agents, casting directors, celebrity actors, and industry professionals**.
- Available once a month.
Method at the Movies: Learn how the best filmmakers tell stories on screen! Each session, filmmaker Sasha Krane will lead an analysis of a preselected movie. Questions will be provided to the students before viewing the film to provide a framework for discussion.
- Available once a month.
1-Week Add-on Master Classes: Expand your craft! Students enrolled in the Alumni Subscription will have the option to join additional week-long master classes taught by faculty from both campuses. Upcoming add-on classes include Guerilla Filmmaking and Script Breakdown.
$300 per class
Video Library: Master your technique on your own time! Unlike our classes and lectures held live, this online database will be available to you at any time. The video library will include archival footage and a collection of how-to videos for approaching each of Lee Strasberg’s acting exercises. An evolving resource, our library will be readily updated with new and relevant content.
Current Institute students may join the subscription free of charge.
**Guest appearances subject to change based upon availability.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can acting really be taught online?
Absolutely. The shift to virtual programming in response to COVID-19 has proven how effectively The Method can be taught online. The necessary change effortlessly modernized the process of teaching to better reflect the demands of acting today and to accommodate the many students living around the globe looking to study Method Acting.
Can online classes be accessed from my mobile phone?
Yes! The Zoom mobile app is available for Android and iOS.
Are the teachers able to interact with or give adjustments to the students?
Yes! Unlike other online platforms, Zoom allows for two-way interaction. Teachers are able to observe students during online classes and provide adjustments in real time.
What is the difference between Method 101 and taking an Intensive or full term program online?
Our New York and Los Angeles campuses are currently offering their usual spring courses online in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Method 101 will remain available to new students online regardless of classes happening in person!
Intensives and full terms offer a range of classes including Improv, Movement, and Character Work. Our Method 101 course is dedicated solely to learning the foundations of Lee Strasberg’s Method Acting technique.
Will the Online Acting classes continue after COVID-19?
Yes! The Online Acting platform will continue offering classes to allow alumni to stay connected to The Method and for new students to experience it from wherever they are.
Once I take Method 101, can I sign up for the Alumni Subscription?
Not quite yet, but you’re on the right path! The Alumni Subscription is designed to allow students who have trained in The Method to deepen and enhance their Method training.
In order to qualify, you must complete both Method 101 and Method 201 courses.
Are there benefits to taking classes online instead of in person?
While nothing can replace the experience of taking classes in person, online acting programs do offer certain advantages. Online classes allow you to establish a consistent practice at home. With a unique ability to control the environment in which they take class, students also report that online learning can offer fewer distractions. Most importantly, online classes allow students the flexibility to study with us from anywhere in the world, without the need to relocate to New York or Los Angeles.
I signed up and prepaid for the Online Acting: Alumni Subscription program for 6 months (or 12 months) but do not want to continue my subscription. Can I get a refund?
The Online Acting programs are non-refundable (as noted on the enrollment form); however, you can transfer the payment to a different month(s) via an email request to [email protected]. The request must be submitted before the start of the month.
How do I cancel my Online Acting: Alumni Subscription?
Your subscription will automatically renew on the 1st of each month. If you wish to cancel your subscription, simply send us an email with the word “Cancellation” in the subject line at least 2 business days prior to this date.
Please note if the request is submitted after the card is automatically charged, you will incur a non-refundable reversal charge of $25. Reversals can only be made if a cancellation request is received before the first class. Charge reversals may take 3-5 days to appear on your account.
Can I divide my Method 101 classes between the offered time slots?
No. Your enrollment is valid for only 1 time (morning or evening). You must attend all of your Method 101 classes during the enrolled time slot.
Due to Covid-19 and the restrictions in place in both New York and Los Angeles, all regular classes in the Strasberg curriculum are being taught online. For courses being offered at this time, or to apply for full or part-time programs please click on the respective campus you wish to attend.
New York: Information here
Los Angeles: Information Here