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This Summer, Be One
Our Rising Stars

Reserve your spot at our youth acting
program on our Los Angeles campus

Qualify for Scholarships & Waived Application Fee

for The Academy's 2020 Summer Youth Program

Enter your information to qualify for this opportunity.

Space is limited. The exclusive application code waives the $25 USD Summer Youth Program application fee and qualifies you for scholarship opportunities.

Experience our World-Renowned Training in the Heart of Hollywood

The Academy's Conservatory for Young Actors (ACYA) is a four-week summer intensive for students ages 12-16. The program is taught by the same professional and encouraging instructors who oversee The Academy's prestigious two-year Full-Time Conservatory Program. ACYA's mission is to provide a solid foundation for young actors who desire to strengthen their skills and develop new techniques to excel at the craft of acting. Each year's program concludes with The Academy's Rising Stars presentation for faculty, family and friends.

Acting, Musical Theatre, Improv, Stage Combat, Filmmaking and more.

students have

Exclusive Jim Henson
behind-the-scenes studio tour
VIP tickets to
Hollywood events
Training by Hollywood's top
special effects makeup artists
Write, direct and star in an
Academy produced short film

and more:

  • Professional headshots
  • VIP movie screenings
  • Backstage tour of the world famous Dolby Theatre
  • Shakespeare in the Park and special events

2020 Program Details

June 22 - July 17
Four Weeks
9:00AM - 3:00PM
Los Angeles
Academy Campus
Ages 12-16
Years Old


June 22 - July 17, 2020


Between 12-16 years old
For students 16 and older, learn more about our other summer program offerings in Los Angeles and New York.


Total cost $2,295
Includes daily catered lunch


Acting, musical theatre, improv, stage combat and more


Drop-off: 8:30AM - 9:00AM
Hours: 9:00AM - 3:00PM
Pick up: 3:00PM - 3:30PM
ACYA is a daytime program—No overnight accommodations or evening supervision is included.


Los Angeles Campus
1336 N. La Brea Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90028


We are unable to provide student housing at this time. Contact us for assistance.

Plus, get an exclusive behind-the-scenes look into the inner workings of the film and television business.

A $500 value, enrolled ACYA students and parents get complementary access to hear firsthand from top industry experts of actors, casting directors, producers, agents, writers and directors. Learn More

15% Off Discounts

Return Student Discount

Students who previously attended ACYA receive a 15% discount off full tuition.

Family Discount

Siblings or children of students currently enrolled in The Academy’s Full-Time Program receive a 15% discount off full tuition.

Multiple Student Discount

After one child pays the full tuition, additional siblings will receive 15% off of their tuition.

For program discounts and scholarship opportunities, join our Rising Actor Showcase here.

Questions? Contact us or call (323) 464-2777 ext. 147

"The team was spectacular, and we were so impressed! Our son was thrilled with the experience." - Fabio. T (Sao Paulo, Brazil)

"The program meant so much to my daughter. She not only loved being there, she met some wonderful people. The experience was phenomenal and her passion to be in this industry has grown even greater." - Amy E. (Oregon City, Oregon)

"I just want to tell you how grateful we are for your dedication and hard work. You and your wonderful staff have created a very special program. We made some life long friends and can't wait to come back!" - Lisa M. (Iowa City, Iowa)

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