Details about The Academy’s 2021 Summer Program are coming in late November. Receive an update as soon as information is released.

Our World-Class Summer Program is Coming to You

Take your acting to the next level from the comfort of home.

The Future of Actor Training is Here

As acting continues to evolve into a more digitally connected world, we are committed to helping you grow and advance as an actor. We have designed a new online program that prepares you for the future, while staying true to our unique training philosophy that empowers the next generation of actors.

See Our Summer Courses

Academy Alumni

Learn From Instructors Who Have Taught Our Celebrated Alumni

Whether your passion is musical theatre, on-camera acting or if you want to learn to audition with confidence, you’ll be taught the same techniques that have launched our alumni to artistic success.

Meet This Year’s Featured Summer Faculty

Join a Passionate Community

Classes are designed using a small-group model, proven to create a safe and encouraging environment for learning alongside fellow actors from around the globe.

See Our Summer Courses

Carrie-Anne Moss at our Los Angeles Campus

Gain Insight From Our Special Industry Guests

All summer students can watch our exclusive Industry Insight Series interviews each week, featuring advice from Academy alumni and other well-known stage and screen professionals.

Learn About Industry Insight Series

Customize Your Training to Fit Both Your Interests and Schedule

  • Musical theatre
  • On-camera acting
  • Audition techniques
  • The Business of Acting
  • Movement for the Actor
  • Dialects
  • Improvisation
  • Shakespeare
  • Singing for the actor
  • Solo performance

... and more!

Two-week Online Intensives

$1,500 each

Session A: June 8 - June 19 (Closed)
Session B: June 22 - July 3 (Closed)
Session C: July 6 - July 17 (Closed)

A Two-Week Intensive allows actors to hone in and focus on a single aspect of their craft.

  • For beginning to advanced actors
  • Choose your focus from a broad range of Intensive options: Musical Theatre, On-Camera Technique, Auditioning Technique, and Acting for Film & TV
  • Access to Industry Insight Series interviews every week

See Program Details

Five-week Online Program


July 20 - August 21

The Five-Week Program offers more comprehensive training. It is ideal for actors who are looking to get a more well-rounded acting experience this summer.

  • For beginning to advanced actors
  • Grow your craft with acting & scene study, voice & movement, and courses for refining technique
  • Choose an elective from nine concentrations to further customize your training
  • Access to Industry Insight Series interviews every week

See Program Details

“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.”

Jennifer Mann

“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!”

Kenneth Whitted

“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.”

Taprena Augustine

“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.”

Elisha Fraley

Frequently Asked Questions

Unfortunately, scholarships and financial aid are reserved for those attending our full-time program. At the time you are accepted, you will receive a tuition payment deadline by which your payment must be received in full. If you need additional time, we would be happy to work with you to the best of our ability to extend this deadline pending space in the program.
Unfortunately, we are unable to provide payment plans for our Summer Program. Tuition must be paid in full by your payment deadline.
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.
You can expect to be in class between 4 – 6 hours per day, Monday – 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. You are able to take any combination of Two-Week Intensives and the Five-Week Program. You are limited, however, to only taking one intensive per two-week session.
You will receive a formal letter confirming your completion via email at the end of the program.

This is the summer to follow your passion and find your light as an actor