About Our Programs
Whether you are interested in individual, part time or full time courses, you will find a program customized for the individual actor. We welcome actors from around the world to grow and foster their talent within our walls.
Students need not have any performance background or previous training to apply. Although we have many working actors in our program, we welcome beginners or the curious.
U.S. Students may take individual classes or enroll in the two year program. All classes count towards the two year program.
International Students must attend full-time courses due to M-1 visa requirements.
Short courses of study are available if you are unable to spend two years with us.
Admissions and Registration
Admission Requirements and Procedures
Applicants must have a high school diploma or its equivalency and be at least 18 years of age. Acceptance is based on an on-line application and a subsequent interview. Once your application is completed, the interview will be scheduled. Applications can be completed on-line by following the links at the bottom of the page. There is a $30 application fee plus a $100 non-refundable registration fee for all students. If you are located in the Los Angeles area, please call to schedule your interview, which will be held at the school. if you are not in the Los Angeles area, we can schedule a Skype or phone interview. Please bring a current resume and headshot (if available). If the prospective student wishes to enroll in an advanced class, an audition is required. All applicants will receive a tour of the Studio.
Re-application procedures: Any student who previously applied and elected not to register or was denied admission, and/or any student who withdrew or was dismissed must re-apply as per normal admission requirements.
Stella Adler Academy of Acting & Theatre – Los Angeles is licensed by the Bureau for Private-Post Secondary Education:
Stella Adler Academy of Acting & Theatre – Los Angeles reserves the right to withdraw or modify the courses of instruction and faculty/staff members at any time. Any changes in policy, programs, faculty/staff, guidelines and federal regulations are updated annually.
The Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) was established by the legislature to protect any California resident who attends a private-post secondary institution from losing money, if there was prepaid tuition and financial loss, as a result of school closure, failure to live up to its enrollment agreement, or refusal to pay a court judgement.
If students are not residents of California, they are not eligible for the protection or recovery from the STRF law. To qualify for STRF reimbursement, a student must file an STRF application within one year of receiving notice that said school is closed from the Council for Private Post-Secondary and Vocational Education.
The institution’s application for renewal of approval to operate was denied by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education because the bureau determined the application did not satisfy the requirements to operate in California. The institution is appealing the bureau’s decision. The loss of the appeal may result in the Institution’s closure (CEC §94891(b) (2)). If you have any questions please feel free to ask us. We will keep you updated on this situation.
If you have any questions, complaints or problems which you cannot work out with the school, contact the: Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education Information, P.O. Box 980818, West Sacramento, CA 95798-0818, web site: www.bppe.ca.gov.