The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute | One Year Conservatory Program
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One Year Conservatory Program

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This program presents the fundamental aspects of Method Acting while delivering the core elements of training for the body and voice, and shares the initial focus of the Two-Year Conservatory Program with classes in Method Acting, Movement & Voice, History, Production and Performance. The program requires 36 weeks (three 12-Week sessions) of dedicated training and full-time study. Upon successful completion of the One-Year Conservatory Program (66 hours), students will receive a formal Certificate of Completion. See Classes for a full list of potential class offerings and refer to the Catalog for program requirements.


Tuition for the One-Year Conservatory Program is $16,500 * Tuition may be paid all at once, or in three installments, one before the start of each session. Installments require additional non-refundable registration fees with each new session.


  • * A non-refundable registration fee is applied each session. $150 Domestic Students $250 International Students
  • ** A non-refundable Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) fee is applied to tuition.
  • *** Additional fees may be applied to all tuition fees.
  • SAG/AFTRA members receive a 10% discount

Note: Tuition increase goes into effect November 1, 2015. Any tuition payments made on or after November 1, 2015 will be subject to the following fee schedule:

  • One-Year Conservatory: $18,300


You may start the 12-Week, One-Year & Two-Year Conservatory Programs at the beginning of any of the Session start dates listed below:

  • Fall 2015: Monday, September 28 – December 18, 2015
  • Winter 2016: January 11-April 1, 2016
  • Spring 2016: April 4-June 24, 2016
  • Summer 2016: July 5-September 23, 2016
  • Fall 2016: September 26-December 16, 2016
  • Winter 2017: January 9-March 31, 2017


Please note the application deadline for Domestic and Canadian students is 2 Weeks prior to the desired session start date.
The application deadlines for all international students [except Canada]:

  • Fall 2015: August 14, 2015
  • Winter 2016: November 20, 2015
  • Summer 2016: May 13, 2016
  • Fall 2016: August 12, 2016
  • Winter 2017: November 17, 2016

Students who wish to continue their studies to complete the Two-Year Conservatory must be in excellent standing with the Institute and submit the additional admission requirements: extended essay (750-1000 words) and verification of a 2.5 GPA.

One-Year Conservatory (Certificate Program) Curricular Requirements


The One-Year Conservatory (Certificate Program) in Los Angeles consists of three 12-Week sessions of full-time study (22 hours a week) and includes the following course requirements. Courses vary by session. Please see Classes for a full list of potential class offerings.


Acting Technique(Major Area) History & Criticism Voice and Movement Free Electives Totals
36 credits 6 credits 12 credits 12 credits 66 credits