The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute | Programs
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West Hollywood Catalog Winter 2015 - Fall 2015

The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute seeks to carry out its mission by offering the world’s most comprehensive and authentic training in the Method.


The West Hollywood Acting Programs at The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute were created by Lee Strasberg and are under the artistic supervision of his wife, Anna Strasberg, and his son, Creative Director David Lee Strasberg.


Lee Strasberg designed the classes to offer actors the opportunity to pursue their work systematically and to gain firsthand knowledge of his fundamental concepts. Here, through class work, seminars, exercises, scene work, demonstrations, commentary and discussions, both professionals and non-professionals are encouraged to develop their art and themselves.


Comprehensive training is necessary for actors to reach their maximum potential. The Institute offers carefully designed programs, which vary in level and scope, to empower our actors to face every challenge with courage and confidence.


For a small taste of our work, and to experience Lee Strasberg’s Method Acting for yourself you can enroll in an Intensive Program offered through the calendar year.


Fall 2015: September 28-December 18, 2015
(Domestic Application deadline: September 11, 2015. International Application Deadline: August 14, 2015)


Winter 2016: January 11-April 1, 2016
(Domestic Application deadline: December 18, 2015. International Application Deadline: November 20, 2015)


Spring 2016: April 4-June 24, 2016
(Domestic Application deadline: March 18, 2016. International Application Deadline: February 19, 2016)


Summer 2016: July 5-September 23, 2016
(Domestic Application deadline: June 17, 2016. International Application Deadline: May 13, 2016)


Fall 2016: September 26-December 16, 2016
(Domestic Application deadline: September 9, 2016. International Application Deadline: August 12, 2016)


Winter 2017: January 9-March 31, 2017
(Domestic Application deadline: December 15, 2016. International Application Deadline: November 17, 2016)

Click here for Intensive program dates

The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute in West Hollywood is a private institution and is approved for operation by the Bureau of Private Post-Secondary Education (BPPE). Approval to operate means the institution is compliant with the minimum standards contained in the California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009 (as amended) and Division 7.5 of Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations.

BPPE 2014 Annual Report

Job Classifications:

Each program of study prepares students for a career in the entertainment industry in either stage or TV/film. For LSTFI job statistics, jobs include: actor/actress in a stage production, film production, TV production, Industrial production (PSAs, etc.), or Commercial production; Voice-Over acting, stage or film combat, drama coach (Two-Year Conservatory graduates), Method Acting teacher (Two-Year Conservatory graduates), and drama critic.

2013-2014 Performance Fact Sheet - One Year Conservatory Program2013-2014 Performance Fact Sheet - Two Year Conservatory Program