Unleash Your CreativePower with Our World-Class Training
Are you excited about acting for the camera, passionate about musical theatre, or looking to audition with confidence? The world-class training built into every one of our distinguished programs will help you refine your talent and prepare you for your future. Ignite your potential.
- Musical Theatre
- Camera Acting
- Audition Techniques
- The Business of Acting
- Writing and Creating
- Audition Monologues
Develop Your Craft withOur Passionate and Dedicated Faculty
Break through personal barriers as you learn the same time-honored techniques that have given confidence to our numerous Academy alumni and have helped launch their artistic and career success.Meet This Year’s Featured Summer Faculty
Expand Your Knowledgewith Professional Industry Guests
Two-Week and Five-Week summer students are invited to watch our weekly exclusive Industry Insight Series interviews, featuring advice from Academy alumni and other well-known stage and screen professionals.
Join The Academy Family
Follow in the footsteps of The Academy’s legendary alumni and grow your own professional network with rising talent from around the globe. Share and learn from a tradition of excellence in acting known throughout the world for 139 years.
Previous Summer Program alumni include:
“One of the many joys of teaching at The Academy in the summer is meeting diverse students from all over the world. They vary in age and background, and what they all have in common is the passion and desire to learn acting. It is my honor to nurture their creativity, to let each one of them know they matter, what they are pursuing as storytellers matter, and they are accepted here at The Academy.”
“The Academy's Summer Program was exactly the training I needed to complete my transition from Broadway to TV/film. From On-Camera, to Improv, to Scene Study to Physical Acting, every class was invaluable.”
“The Academy's summer experience is exceptional and motivational! It helped propel my talent, creativity, and confidence to move to full-time acting in New York City and Los Angeles. The Academy's training and family is simply fantastic!”
“The Summer Program was the best summer I’ve ever had! I learned so much about the craft of acting, the business side of acting, and I made friends for life! I loved it so much that I auditioned to go to school at The Academy that fall, best decision ever.”
Frequently Asked Questions
- Proof of a full COVID-19 vaccination. This can be submitted no less than two weeks prior to the first day of the student's program, or move-in date for housing, whichever comes first.
- A negative COVID-19 test upon arrival in New York or Los Angeles (this can be after the student has moved into housing or started classes).
Scholarships and financial aid are reserved for those attending our full-time program. At the time you are accepted into our Summer Program, you will receive a tuition payment deadline. However, if necessary, we would be happy to work with you to the best of our ability to extend this deadline pending space in the program.
We are unable to provide payment plans for our Summer Program.
We encourage those of all levels of training and experience to apply. We pride ourselves on meeting students of all levels, exactly where they are, tailoring our work in the classroom so each student gets the maximum benefit from their experience. Students must be at least 16 years of age to participate in the Summer Program.
You can expect to be in class between 4 to 6 hours per day, Monday through Friday. Work will be expected outside of the classroom (research, character development, memorization, etc.), however, it is up to each student to self-manage their time and what is expected of them.
Yes. Students may simultaneously enroll in multiple on-campus or online programs as long as their dates do not overlap.
You will receive a formal letter confirming your completion via email at the end of the program.
No, an audition is not required. Instead, a decision will be made based off your completed application. Please be sure to include as much detail and information as possible so the committee can make the most informed decision.