Two-Year Program Information
Classes may also be taken on an individual or part-time basis.
Students may begin their studies at the beginning of any term. We have 6 terms per year in which to choose from (Winter, Spring, Late Spring, Summer, Late Summer, Fall).
Students are evaluated at the end of every term by faculty. Pending evaluation, students may move upward in the program.
Students are required to complete a tech requirement for Play Production 3 or equivalent to be eligible for graduation.
Click the button below for the application form. There is a $30 application fee and a $100 non-refundable registration fee to apply.
Tuition may be paid by the term. Each term’s tuition is due no later than one week before the first day of classes.
U.S. Student Tuition Policy
Tuition: There is a onetime $45 application fee plus a $100 non-refundable registration fee for all students. U.S. students may enroll in the two-year program or take individual classes. The cost of the two-year program is $35,900 ($18,500 for the first year and $17,400 for the second). There are six terms per year for a total of twelve terms. Each term’s tuition is due no later than one week before the first day of classes. If you are interested in taking individual classes, please see our website for individual class costs.
Split-Payment Plan: A split-payment plan may be arranged for eligible students. There is a $45 fee for the split-payment plan. The student agrees to pay one-third of the total balance no later than one week before the first day of classes. The second payment is due three weeks after the first day of classes. The final payment is due three weeks after the date of the second payment. The split-payment fee of $45 will be automatically added to the terms invoice if payments have not been made in the first week of the term.
Tuition must be paid either by bank wire, cash, personal check, credit card, cashier’s check, or money order made payable to Stella Adler. These are the only acceptable forms of payment.
Stella Adler Academy of Acting and Theatre-Los Angeles is a private institution approved to operate by the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education. Approval to operate means the institution is compliant with the minimum standards contained in the California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009 (as amended) and Division 7.5 of Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations.
International Student Tuition Policy
Tuition: Stella Adler Academy of Acting & Theatre – Los Angeles is presently approved for the enrollment of full-time international students on the M-1 Visa by the United States Department of Homeland Security. For international students who require a student visa, the Studio issues the Form I-20 (M-1 Visa)—a two-year visa followed by up to 6 months of practical training. In addition to the normal registration requirements, an international student must be fluent in English, submit proof of sufficient income to cover tuition and living expenses for one year, provide a valid passport, and submit a non-refundable application fee of $160 dollars.
As an International Student, you will receive an M-1 visa valid for one year.
Your visa will be extended for the second year upon passing an audition. Extension will require an additional fee of $290 (Paid to the Department of Homeland Security)
M-1 Students are required to be enrolled Full Time.
Students must be enrolled full time for 12 consecutive terms in order to maintain their M-1 status.
You may not take a term off, unless it is for medical leave.
All embassy and SEVIS fees are the responsibility of the individual student.
All international students without their own bank account shall be represented by a financial guarantor. Said guarantor is responsible for all monies and will be notified should any problems arise, including but not limited to monies, behavior, withdrawal, dismissal, and visa status. At the end of your program you can apply for Optional Practical Training (OPT) for up to six months. Once approved you are able to work in the US. Our office will help you with the application. There will be additional fees ($670) paid to the government for processing.
The cost of the two-year program is $35,900 ($18,500 for the first year, $17,400 for the second year). Tuition may be paid by the term. Each term’s tuition is due no later than one week before the first day of classes. Tuition will be paid either by bank wire, cash, credit card, cashier’s check, or money order made payable to Stella Adler. These are the only acceptable forms of payment. Tuition costs include all visa processing fees incurred by Stella Adler Academy of Acting & Theatre – Los Angeles. Students will be responsible for additional fees owed directly to the Department of Homeland Security.
The estimated finances for one year including tuition and living expenses are $30,500.
Please note: International students may not work while in the United States.
Following is an outline of the class structure for the full two-year program. Students are welcome to take part time or individual classes. However, students will need to follow the curriculum and cannot take classes that have prerequisites before filling the requirements. Please see the Courses page for full class descriptions and details.
First Year – Term 1
|Technique Level I||72 hours||$950|
|Voice I||36 hours||$750|
|Movement I||36 hours||$750|
|Improvisation I||36 hours||$750|
First Year – Term 2
|Technique Level II||72 hours||$950|
|Voice II||36 hours||$750|
|Script Analysis||32 hours||$750|
|Movement II||36 hours||$750|
First Year – Term 3
|Technique Level III||36 hours||$750|
|Speech I||36 hours||$750|
|Alexander Technique||36 hours||$750|
|Intimacy and Violence||36 hours||$750|
|*Tech Work Requirement||20 hours|
First Year – Term 4
|Script Breakdown||36 hours||$750|
|Speech II||36 hours||$750|
|Theatre History||36 hours||$750|
|Movement III||36 hours||$750|
First Year – Term 5
|Beginning Scene Study||52 hours||$850|
|Speech III||36 hours||$750|
|Movement IV||36 hours||$750|
|Shakespeare I||48 hours||$850|
First Year – Term 6
|Intermediate Scene Study||48 hours||$850|
|Greek Theatre||36 hours||$750|
|Musical Voice||36 hours||$750|
|Shakespeare II||48 hours||$850|
|First Year Total||984 hours||$18,800|
Students must pass a monologue review with faculty to proceed into the second year.
Second Year – Term 1
|Improv to Scene||36 hours||$750|
|Play Production I||96 hours||$2250|
|Group Warm-Up||32 hours|
Second Year – Term 2
|On camera||36 hours||$750|
|Alexander Tech II||36 hours||$750|
|Advanced Scene Study||48 hours||$850|
Second Year – Term 3
|On-Camera Craft||36 hours||$850|
|Play Production II||96 hours||$2250|
|Group Warm Up||32 hours|
Second Year – Term 4
|Movement V||36 hours||$750|
|Advanced Scene Study||48 hours||$850|
|On-Camera II||36 hours||$750|
Second Year – Term 5-6
|Final Play Production||192 hours||$3500|
|Group Warm-Up||64 hours|
|Audition Skills||32 hours||$750|
|Voice III||48 hours||$850|
|Second Year Total||972 hours||$17,400|
January 4-February 26
March 1-April 23
SCHOOL BREAK: April 27-May 1
May 3-June 25
June 28-August 20
SCHOOL BREAK: August 24-August 28
August 30-October 22
October 25-December 17
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