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

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West Hollywood Two Year Conservatory (Certificate Program)


This program offers students a broad-based performing arts education, in addition to the core Method Acting training. The program consists of four major areas of focus: Method Acting, Voice & Movement, History, and Production & Performance.


The program requires 72 weeks (six 12-Week sessions) of dedicated training and full-time study. Upon successful completion of the Two-Year Conservatory Program, students will receive a formal Certificate of Merit. See Classes for a full list of potential class offerings and refer to the Catalog for program requirements.


Tuition for the Two-Year Conservatory is $33,000 and provides students with three payment options: lump sum, one-year installments, or 12-Week installments. When paying in a lump sum, students receive a program discount of $1238 and only pay the non-refundable registration fee once. Installments require the non-refundable registration fee to be paid with each payment.


  • * 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


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

  • Winter 2015: Monday, January 12 – Friday, April 3, 2015
  • Spring 2015: Monday, April 5 – Friday, June 26, 2015
  • Summer 2015: Monday, July 6 – September 25, 2015
  • Fall 2015: Monday, September 28 – December 18, 2015


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]:

  • Winter 2015: Friday, November 28, 2014
  • Spring 2015: Friday, February 20, 2015
  • Summer 2015: Friday, May 22, 2015
  • Fall 2015: Friday, August 14, 2015

Two-Year Conservatory (Certificate Program) Curricular Requirements


The Two-Year Conservatory (Certificate Program) in Los Angeles consists of six 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 Professional Development Electives Free Electives Totals
72 credits 10 credits 24 credits 8 credits 18 credits 132 credits