Five Reasons to Spend Your Summer with The Academy

Enjoy a unique, immersive experience while training in the heart of film, television and theatre.

Imagine spending your summer immersed in training right in the heart of where entertainment lives and breathes. Open-air concerts, films and plays abound as you become part of a dynamic community of fellow actors, learning together and inspired by some of the most respected instructors in the industry. You are destined to return home with skills and friendships you will value for a lifetime.

This summer, you can train with a talented community of your peers in an intimate classroom environment, led by teaching artists with an unwavering passion for their craft. Studying in Los Angeles and New York allows for training with a faculty of working professionals, each of whom brings their own experience from the industry into the classroom.
Here are just some of the benefits of experiencing our Summer Programs:
  1. Wide range of learning opportunities – Experience a wide range of training and acting techniques for film, television, and theatre in New York and/or Los Angeles. The Academy’s summer programs allow you to select from a variety of intensives and electives in order to customize your training to fit your needs. These include Camera Technique, Audition Monologues, The Business of Acting, Improvisation, Musical Theatre, Shakespeare, Stage Combat, Theatre Dance, Dialects, Writing & Creating Your Own Work, and more.
  2. Learn from world-class Academy faculty – Master instructors working closely with each and every student is a hallmark of your Academy summer experience. Summer Program students benefit from the same faculty expertise and insights as students enrolled in the Full-Time Conservatory Program.
  3. Meet fellow actors from around the world – Connect with others who share your passion for the craft of acting and form meaningful friendships. Typically, half of our summer students are international, and the ability for students to experience unique perspectives is an important element of the program.
  4. Career development - A valuable benefit of enrolling in The Academy’s Summer Programs is exclusive access to the Industry Insight Series, offered on both campuses each year. You can hear directly from industry professionals, ranging from agents and casting directors to Academy alumni, including Q&A sessions after select panels.
  5. Dual-campus attendance – Attend the Summer Program on both campuses to access everything The Academy can offer. For the Four-Week and Seven-Week Programs, you have the option to split your program between our two campuses. This is ideal for students who want to experience what it is like to study in both Los Angeles and New York for one summer.
For more information about how to create your Summer Program experience, please contact our Summer Admissions office at or 800-463-8990, ext 141.