Intensive Program

The West Hollywood Intensive Program is designed to introduce both the experienced and inexperienced adult actor to the Method. The curriculum is based on our full-time programs: Method Acting, Acting for TV/Film, and additional electives that vary each session. This program is suited for university students, working professionals, and those students who are only able to attend a short program and who would like to be exposed to new possibilities in their acting throughout the calendar year – winter, spring, summer and fall.


Intensives are offered seasonally at the Institute and run congruently to the regular adult Institute programming. Intensives are 2 weeks in length and are for students wishing for a focused and concentrated taste of The Method. All intensives have a set curriculum that pushes students toward a certain level of training in acting, while building a basic understanding of Lee Strasberg’s work.

Intensives are broken down as follows:

Fall Intensive Course

(October OR November)

Winter Intensive Course

(February OR March)


Spring Intensive Course

(May OR June)


Summer Intensive Course

(July OR August)



Intensivo en Español

To enroll in a West Hollywood Intensive program, you may apply online. Below are the requirements for a West Hollywood Intensive:

  • Photo for identification purposes
  • Verification of Previous Studies
    (Minimum of high school diploma or its equivalent)
  • Non-Refundable Deposit of $800*
    (paid by check, money order, credit/debit card or wire transfer)

*Tuition balance ($850) is due 2-weeks prior to Intensive start date.

Please be advised that there is limited space for this program. This program will close once all spaces have been filled.


No credit is awarded for participation in the 2-Week Intensive; however participants will be awarded a Certificate of Participation upon successful completion.


Students who wish to enroll in a regular program of study (12-Week, One-Year Conservatory or Two-Year Conservatory) after completing an Intensive program, must then complete the application process, as outlined in the Admissions Requirements. The Intensive shall serve to fulfill the interview requirement and the $75 application fee will be waived.