Just Announced!
In addition to our online courses for Summer 2021, The Academy will also be offering in-person programs on its New York Campus. Click here for more information about how you can train in New York this summer.

Transform Your Future This Summer

Step into the spotlight and explore your creativity through our online summer program – grow in confidence and push your craft.

Unleash Your Creative Power 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
  • Dialects
  • Improvisation
  • Shakespeare
  • Audition Monologues
  • Alexander Technique

Master Your Craft with Our Passionate and Dedicated Faculty

Break through personal barriers as you master the same time-honored techniques that have given confidence to our numerous Academy alumni and have helped launch their artistic and career success. Below are a few of our previous Summer Program alumni.

Phoebe Waller-Bridge
Hank Azaria
Carmen Soo
Julia Garner

Robert Gossett, Academy Class of 1976

Expand Your Knowledge with 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.

Grow Your Artistic Network

Immerse yourself in the small group setting as you build lifelong relationships with a global family of rising talent. Learn and grow from experienced professionals who can mentor you in both the business and craft of acting.

Customize Your Training to Fit
Both Your Interests and Schedule

Select any combination of programs that match your needs and availability.

Two-Week Program

For beginning to advanced actors who want to study one or more specific areas of interest.

What's Included:

$1,250 for program
(You can take multiple two-week programs)
Session A: June 7 - June 18
Session B: July 26 - August 6
Session C: August 9 - August 20
Time Commitment:
Monday - Friday
26 hours per week for two weeks

Build Your Program

Five-Week Program

For beginning and advanced actors who want the most comprehensive training and well-rounded acting experience.

What's Included:

$2,250 for program
$250 additional for each elective
June 21 - July 23
Time Commitment:
Monday - Thursday
16 hours per week for five weeks

Build Your Program

Electives Only

For beginning to advanced actors who want to hone in and focus on a single aspect of their craft.

What's Included:

  • You choose the number of Electives that best fit your areas of interest and timing

$500 each elective
June 21 - July 23
Time Commitment:
Varies Monday - Friday
Four hours a week for five weeks

Build Your Program

“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 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 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 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

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.
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. 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.
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.

Additional Fees & Requirements

Age Requirements

Applicants must be at least 16 years old by the start of the program.

Summer Program Refund Policy

Requests for refunds must be addressed to the Director of Summer Programs and received no later than 14 days prior to the start date of each Summer Program. Requests for refunds made less than 14 days prior to the program start date will not be granted.

Additional Fees

Application Fee: $20

Enrollment is limited and space is reserved only upon full tuition payment.