New York Method Acting 12 Week Program
The only acting school in the world that teaches The Method, as discovered, developed and taught by the father of Method Acting, Lee Strasberg.
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12 Week Program

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The 12-Week Program is a single-semester program.  Students in this program may study full-time (16 hours and above) or part time (fewer than 16 hours), beginning with the minimum of 2 acting classes (8 hours).  Designed for both students wishing to begin their Method Acting training and for professionals wishing to brush up on their technique but requiring more flexibility, this program is the foundation for our year-long program.


Classes are conducted Monday through Saturday in the morning, afternoon and evening.


If deemed successful in their classes and considered in good by the Institute administration, students may re-register. Successful completion of this program is at the sole discretion of the Institute.


Please note the application deadlines for all U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents, citizens of Canada, and holders of other U.S. visas valid for full-time study (not tourist visas):

  • Winter 2015: January 5, 2015
  • Spring 2015: March 30, 2015
  • Summer 2015: June 22, 2015
  • Fall 2015: September 7th 2015


Please note the application deadlines for all international students (except citizens of Canada):

  • Winter 2015: November 10, 2014
  • Spring 2015: February 2, 2015
  • Summer 2015: April 27, 2015
  • Fall 2015: July 6th 2015


International/Domestic students

A Full-time schedule consists of 22 hours of class per week which includes 2 Method Acting classes per week, each 4 hours long.  The remaining 14 hours are elective classes that students may choose in accordance with the Registrars’ office.

  • Tuition for the Full-Time 12-Week Program is $5650* ($150 non-refundable registration fee already included).
  • Important note: International students must be on the I-20 (F-1) visa and are required to study Full-Time.

*An additional non-refundable $100/session fee applies to all international registrations. An additional non-refundable $90 FedEx rate will apply to facilitate visa documents.


Domestic students only

  • Tuition for the 12 Week Full-Time 16 hours per week for US Students and eligible non F-1 visa students is $4300 ($150 non-refundable registration fee already included).


A Part-time schedule consists of 8 hours of class per week, which includes two Method Acting classes per week, each 4 hours long. Students may also add elective classes à la carte up to a maximum of less than 16 hours of class per week.


Domestic students only

  • Tuition for the Part-Time 12-Week Program (8 hours) is $2100 (including a $150 non-refundable registration fee).
  • Important note: students on the I-20 (F-1) visa are required to study in the Full-Time 22 hours per week program only. They may not enroll in the Part Time Program.


The Twelve Week Program, One Year Conservatory and Two Year Conservatory (Certificate Program) commence on all of the same session start dates listed below:

  • Winter 2015 Session
    January 12th – April 4th
  • Spring 2015 Session
    April 6th – June 27th
  • Summer 2015 Session
    June 29th – September 5th
  • Fall 2015 Session
    September 14th –December 12th

Once accepted please note – Students are not guaranteed that they will get the schedule of their choice because One Year Conservatory and Two Year Conservatory (Certificate Program) students who have paid their program tuition in full receive priority registration each semester, therefore once classes reach capacity, they will be closed. Please note that “paid in full” is defined as having paid for the entire program in one lump sum.


See Classes for a full list of potential class offerings.