One Year Conservatory Program

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The One Year Conservatory follows the same course of study as the first nine months of the Two Year Conservatory (Certificate Program). With 22 hours of classes per week, this program emphasizes the fundamental aspects of The Method while ensuring concentrated but broad-based instruction in voice, movement, and theatre history. Upon successful completion of this program, and if the necessary requirements have been fulfilled, students can apply their coursework toward the Two Year Conservatory (Certificate Program). In order to continue on to the Two Year Conservatory, students must receive positive evaluations by their instructors and be in good standing with LSTFI.


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):

  • Summer 2015: June 22, 2015
  • Fall 2015: September 7th, 2015
  • Winter 2016: January 4th, 2016


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

  • Summer 2015: April 27, 2015
  • Fall 2015: July 6th, 2015
  • Winter 2016: November 9th, 2015


Students in this full-time One Year Conservatory must take the following classes each session:

  • 2 Method Acting classes (4 hours each- for a total of 8 hours)
  • 1 Voice class (2 hours)
  • 1 Movement class (2 hours)
  • 1 Theatre History class (2 hours)
  • Elective classes (8 hours)


See Classes for a full list of potential class offerings.


Students who wish to successfully complete the One Year Conservatory Program must complete 9 months of consecutive study and in excellent standing with the Institute. Each semester they must be in excellent standing with the Institute in order for a student to progress from one semester to the next (to be deemed at the sole discretion of the Institute). A student’s successful completion of this program will be deemed as such at the sole discretion of the Institute.


International/Domestic students

  • Tuition for the One Year Conservatory Program is $16,650 ($150 non-refundable registration fee already included).
  • The tuition may be paid all at once, or in three installments, each installment always to be paid before the start of each session. Installments require an additional $150 non-refundable registration fee with each new session.


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

  • Summer 2015 Session
    June 29th – September 5th, 2015
  • Fall 2015 Session
    September 14th –December 12th

Once accepted please note: Students are not guaranteed that they will get the schedule of their choice. Two Year Conservatory (Certificate Program) students who are paid in full receive priority registration each quarter. 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.