We are now accepting applications for the Fall 2017 Two Year Program.
The Fall 2017 start dates are September 16th, 18th, and 19th.
Tuition costs are listed below.
PART TIME PROGRAM
The Two-year Part Time Program consists of two 32-week sessions: Acting Technique I, and Acting Technique II. This acting technique class meets twice per week for approximately 3 hours per class. Payments for part-time students are due every month for a total of eight payments for each year. Optional supplementary classes can be added on a class-by-class basis, allowing each student to custom-build their own program.
CORE STUDENT PROGRAM
The Two-year Core Program consists of two 32-week sessions during which you will be enrolled in three classes: Acting, Movement, and Voice and Speech. In addition to the acting technique class, students are required to Movement Class (2x per week, 2 hours per class) and Voice & Speech (2x per week 1.5 hours per class), for a total of 13 hours of class time per week. Payment for the Core Student program is broken down into three installments throughout the year.
FULL TIME PROGRAM
The Two-year Full-Time Program also consists of two 32-week sessions, designed to provide a full conservatory experience. Both of these sessions, referred to as “1st Year” and “2nd Year” include Acting Technique, as well as various supplementary classes designed to accompany this training:
1st Year – Acting Technique 1, Movement 1, Voice & Speech 1, Alexander 1, Mask, Stage Combat 1 and Dance
2nd Year – Acting Technique 2, Movement 2, Mime & Physical Theatre, Voice & Speech 2, Alexander 2, Stage Combat 2, Acting On-Camera, Script Analysis, Improvisation, and Cold Reading
Full-Time students should expect to be in class 18-25 hours per week. The above classes are all required components of the Full-Time program. Payment for the Full-time Program is broken down into three installments throughout the year.
Each session begins in the third week of September and finishes at the end of the first week of June. Students in all programs vacation during the summer and then return in September for the second year. Admission to the second year is by invitation only.
The studio also provides the opportunity to begin the training program in January of each year. Students on this schedule begin in January and continue until the end of July. If invited to return for second year, students will begin the 2nd year work in the third week of September and finish at the end of the first week of June. The Fall and January programs have identical course work and requirements for completion.
Work at the studio derives from William Esper’s close association with Sanford Meisner, with whom he worked as a teacher and director for 17 years. For 25 years, Mr. Esper was a Full Professor and Head of the Professional Actor Training Programs at the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University.
Each acting class meets for three 3 to 3.5 hours twice each week. Students are expected to present work at each class. In addition, the Studio expects students to spend at least 4 to 8 hours in outside rehearsal with their partners.
TUITION PRICES FOR 2017 FALL SESSION CLASSES
Part Time: $450 – $475 per month. There are 8 payments for the year. The 1st payment is due upon acceptance into the program, 2nd is due on October 15th. Payments are due on the 15th of every month. 8th and final payment is due on April 15th.
Core: $8,300 – $8500 for the year. $3,000 due upon acceptance into the program. 1st half of the balance is due on *September 1st, 2nd half is due on December 1st.
Full Time: $15,100 – $15,300 for the year. $5,000 due upon acceptance into the program. 1st half of the balance is due on *September 1st, 2nd half is due on December 1st.
International students who require a visa: $19,500 – $19,700 for the year. $6,000 due upon acceptance into the program. 1st half of the balance is due on *September 1st, 2nd half is due on December 1st.
Students from Canada who do not need Neutral American Speech classes: $15,300 – $15,500 for the year. $6,000 due upon acceptance into the program. 1st half of the balance is due on *September 1st, 2nd half is due on December 1st.
*If a student is accepted close to the session start date, they can combine 1st and 2nd payments.
2nd year fees will remain the same for part time students and will be in the same price range as 1st year for core and full time students, with slight adjustments for the different classes taken during 2nd year.
Fall Program Start: Thursday, September 16th.
Thanksgiving: No classes Wednesday, November 23rd through Sunday, November 27th. Classes resume on Monday, November 28th.
Winter Break: Last day of classes is Sunday, December 18th. No classes Monday, December 19th through Sunday, January 8th. Classes resume on Monday, January 9th.
January Program Start: First January session acting classes meet on January 5th, 6th and 7th. Start date varies dependent on acting class section.
Spring break: No classes Monday, March 13th through Sunday, March 19th. Classes resume on Monday, March 20th.
Easter: No classes on Sunday, April 16th.
Memorial day: No classes Monday, May 29th.
Fall 2016 Program Official End Date: June 15th, 2017**
Independence Day: No classes on Monday, July 3rd and Tuesday, July 4th.