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The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute is approved for the Non-College Degree Professional Acting Program under the Post-9/11 GI Bill for benefit use. At the Los Angeles campus, both the One-Year and Two-Year Professional Acting Conservatory programs are approved. At the New York campus, the Two-Year Professional Acting Conservatory is approved.

Veteran applicants must complete the same application process as all other Conservatory applicants. Veterans must also submit:

  • DD-214 and/or Certificate of Eligibility
  • Transcripts from ALL previous study (Unofficial transcripts are sufficient)
  • This includes all training after high school (college, university, vocational school)

If you have specific questions about applying and using your veterans benefits please contact us:

New York Campus: [email protected]u

Los Angeles Campus: [email protected]


Q: What programs are approved for the Post 9/11  GI Bill funding?

Q: Will the VA cover all tuition and fees?

Can I begin classes before VA payment is received?

Q: What about the monthly housing allowance?

Q: Do I need to submit transcripts from previous training?

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.