Enrollment for the Associates of Occupational Studies in Acting only begins in the Fall. Application deadlines are as follows:
||August 12, 2019
||August 1, 2019
*Admission decisions will be made on a rolling basis with decision letters being issued approximately every 7 weeks.
Requirements for Admission
Application All applications can be completed online at www.admissions.strasbergmethodacting.com It is important to select the correct form and intended start date. Submitted applications must be accompanied by all required admission documents for admissions review. Supplemental documents may be submitted via email to email@example.com
Application fee (non-refundable) $100. May be paid by online check, debit or credit card.
Photograph for identification purposes only. (less than 2MB)
Verification of Previous Study All applicants must have completed a minimum of a high school diploma or its equivalent*. Copies of high school diploma, university transcripts or degree are acceptable. Students using Veteran benefits must submit copies of all transcripts from all prior training for evaluation.
*Applicants must have a high school diploma or its recognized equivalent. 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 or degree. Special students who subsequently complete high school or pass the G.E.D. or nationally recognized equivalent, may move into a certificate or degree program. (Note: No credit obtained as a special student will count toward certificate or degree completion.)
Résumé A current résumé detailing prior training and experience. Applicants with no prior training and/or acting experience may include previous employment, volunteer work and/or education regardless of field.
Statement of Purpose 750-1000 words typed describing your goals in the field of acting and why you wish to study at the Institute.
- English Proficiency Exam
- TOEFL score of 85 or higher or
- IELTS score of 6.5 or higher or
- PTE score of 60 or higher
- Proof of Sufficient funds (Required per Federal Regulations in order to issue your SEVIS I-20 and obtain your F-1 student visa)
In lieu of an English Proficiency exam, one of the following may be submitted:
- IB Diploma in English
- US High School diploma
- Transcripts from a US or UK university or college
- Kaplan English Language Certificate (Proficient)
The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute in West Holywood is authorized under Federal law to enroll nonimmigrant alien students.
Enrollment in the AOS degree program requires a F-1 student visa (except in cases where applicant has another valid visa that permits study). Please note that the AOS degree program is the only program in Los Angeles that is approved for F-1 student visa enrollment. All other full-time programs of study require an M-1 student visa.
If you currently hold an F-1 student visa, then your SEVIS record can be transferred to The Lee Strasberg Institute in Los Angeles for the AOS program. Non-immigrants already in the U.S. on a valid non-immigrant visa status may be eligible to apply for a change of status to the M-1 or F-1 visa while in the U.S., but there are many restrictions. Contact the International Student Advisor or an immigration attorney for further details about changing from your current non-immigrant status to the M-1 or F-1 visa.