The Art of Acting Studio is an equal opportunity institution that does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, sexual orientation, race, religion, creed, handicap, color, ethnic origin, or national origin (as defined in the Rehabilitation Act of 1973) in selecting qualified matriculates, administering its educational and admissions policies, its scholarship and loan programs, or any other school-administered programs.
Housing costs are not included in the price for tuition. Housing is the responsibility of the student. However, the Studio will do everything it can to assist in helping students find housing.
Applicants who do not live in LA County or surrounding counties may send a DVD, youtube, or Vimeo audition. The DVD must be submitted along with the completed application requirements for each program. Please make sure the DVD is in the NTSC format for proper play in American DVD players. An interview must follow all auditions, and they may occur over the phone.
Foreign Students – application pending.
All fees are payable by specified dates before the beginning of each semester. Unless otherwise agreed to, all late payments are subject to a late payment charge of 2% per month.
Upon satisfactory completion of the Evening Conservatory, graduating students will receive a Certificate of Completion.
Every student enrolled in the Evening Conservatory is continuously evaluated by the faculty and given guidance regarding the progress and growth. Formal evaluations, in the form of faculty interviews, are given each semester. In the workshop programs, students are evaluated by the faculty to determine whether they are ready to move to the next class level.
Grounds for Dismissal
Students may be dismissed from any program of the Art of Acting Studio due to inappropriate behavior, absences, repeated tardiness, or, in the opinion of the faculty, nonparticipation. There are no tuition refunds under these circumstances.
Students who wish to withdraw from the Studio for any reason must submit a written notice to the artistic director. The official date of withdrawal will be the date on which the director receives the notice. Full refunds (less the deposit) are available only before classes begin. After classes begin, students will be refunded according to a schedule, as indicated on the refund policy included in the application for admission. Further information is provided in the Student Guidelines handbook.
Bureau for Private-Post Secondary Education
The Art of Acting Studio is currently under review with the the Bureau for Private-Post Secondary Education.
The Art of Acting Studio reserves the right to withdraw or modify the courses of instruction and faculty/staff members at any time. Any changes in policy, programs, faculty/staff, guidelines and federal regulations are updated annually.
The Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) was established by the legislature to protect any California resident who attends a private-post secondary institution from losing money, if there was prepaid tuition and financial loss, as a result of school closure, failure to live up to its enrollment agreement, or refusal to pay a court judgement.
If a student is not a resident of California, they are not eligible for the protection or recovery from the STRF law. To qualify for STRF reimbursement, a student must file an STRF application within one year of receiving notice that said school is closed from the Council for Private Post-Secondary and Vocational Education.
If you have any questions, complaints or problems which you cannot work out with the school, contact the: Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education Information, P.O. Box 980818, West Sacramento, CA 95798-0818, web site: www.bppve.ca.gov.
At this time the Art of Acting Studio does not participate in any student financial aid program through the Department of Education. Therefore, students are not eligible for Federal Financial Aid through FAFSA. The Art of Acting Studio is not a participating organization in the Plan 529 College Savings plan through the IRS.
**The information on this website is based on the most recent data as of January 2013; every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the information. Because of the complexities associated with administering multiple financial aid programs and regulatory changes that may occur, all information contained herein, especially figures on tuitions and expenses, is subject to change, and nothing in this edition will be binding upon the Art of Acting Studio if such changes are mandated by Federal regulations or institutional policy.**