Apply Now

The Application

Completing the application and submitting your supporting materials is the first step for admissions consideration. All applicants must be under 18 to apply in grades 2 through 12. We accept applications on a rolling basis, but completed applications must be submitted two weeks prior to the first day of a semester to be considered for that semester.

Hard copies of the application and supporting documents can be mailed to Young Actors at Strasberg, 115 E. 15th Street, New York, NY 10003 or dropped off at the Institute. You may also email a scanned copy of the completed application and supporting documents to



2. ONE PHOTO: for identification purposes only, passport size preferred but not required

3. PERSONAL STATEMENT: An essay (no less than 100 words and no more than 250 words typed) describing your goals in the field of acting and why you wish to study in the Young Actors at Strasberg Program.

4. APPLICATION FEE: $50.00 non-refundable application fee payable to The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute by money order, personal check (US applicants only), certified check (US bank) or credit card.

The Interview

Once we’ve received your completed application, we will schedule an interview for the applicant to meet the Program Manager. The interview is not an audition, but rather an opportunity for the program staff to speak directly with the applicant about the program and their interest in acting. Interviews are conducted in person at The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute or via Skype for international students applying to the summer programs.


The YAS committee will decide whether to accept or wait list the applicant. The applicant will be informed of such decision via e-mail.


Accepted students will be emailed their acceptance letter, acceptable methods of tuition payment as well as instructions for the next steps to register for the upcoming semester.