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 2017: June 19, 2017
  • Fall 2017: September 11, 2017
  • Winter 2018: January 2, 2018
  • Spring 2018: March 26, 2018
  • Summer 2018: June 18, 2018
  • Fall 2018:  September 10, 2018

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

  • Summer 2017: May 15, 2017
  • Fall 2017: August 7, 2017
  • Winter 2018: November 26, 2017
  • Spring 2018: February 18, 2018
  • Summer 2018: May 14, 2018
  • Fall 2018: August 6, 2018


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.



36 Weeks (3 Semesters) at 22 hours per week



$19,650 ($150 non-refundable registration fee already included).



$19,750 ($250 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 non-refundable registration fee with each new session.


The 12 Week Program, One Year Conservatory and Two Year Conservatory (Certificate Program) commence on the same session start dates listed below:

  • Fall 2017 Session
    • September 18 – December 15, 2017
  • Winter 2018 Session
    • January 8- March 30, 2018
  • Spring 2018 Session
    • April 2- June 22, 2018
  • Summer 2018 Session
    • June 25- August 31, 2018
  • Fall 2018 Session
    • September 17- December 14, 2018

Please note: All accepted students will register for classes prior to the start of the semester.  Classes are subject to availability.  Once classes reach capacity, they will be closed. Two Year Conservatory (Certificate Program) students who pre-paid in full receive priority registration each semester.