FAQs

Steppenwolf Classes West Summer Intensive

 

WHO SHOULD APPLY?

The intensive is designed for professional and aspiring professional theatre artists: actors, directors, graduate and advanced level undergraduate students, and working actors and performers. Previous training is necessary, as this is an accelerated and highly demanding curriculum with long hours and a challenging work load. Applicants will be asked to provide a resume and/or summary of training, as well as an audition (either in person or submitted on tape). Applicants must be 18 years of age as of January 1 (in the same year as the course) in order to be eligible.

 

WHEN ARE APPLICATIONS DUE?

 The deadline for 2019 Intensive applications is EXTENDED to MAY 15, 2019.

 

WHEN & WHERE WILL AUDITIONS BE?

In person auditions will be held in Los Angeles MAY 18th. After receipt of application, an appointment time and audition instructions will be sent via email. Applicants from outside the L.A. area (and applicants who cannot attend the in person audition date) will be asked to submit a taped audition. Instructions for taped auditions will be sent via email.

 

DOES EVERYONE HAVE TO AUDITION?

Yes. All applicants must audition in person or submit an audition tape to be considered.

 

WHAT SHOULD I PREPARE FOR THE AUDITION?

Audition instructions will be sent directly to applicants with plenty of time to prepare.

 

HOW MANY PEOPLE WILL BE ACCEPTED?

The total number of artists in the program will depend on the applicant pool.  The participants will be taught as an ensemble, so the Intensive’s size is limited to afford each participant maximum personal attention and feedback.

 

WHAT IS THE SCHEDULE LIKE?

In a word: demanding.  Classes run from morning until late evening, six days each week. Due to the nature of the course work and work required outside of class, students should only apply if they can attend for the full duration of the program.

 

SHOULD I STILL APPLY IF I WILL MISS A PORTION OF THE INTENSIVE?

No. Artists accepted into the program are expected to be available for the entire class schedule, which includes classes daily from morning to late evening. Exceptions cannot be made for any reason due to the ensemble structure of the course.

 

CAN I MISS CLASSES FOR WORK AND/OR AUDITIONS?

No. Attendance at every class is expected and no exceptions will be made, other than emergencies.

 

WHERE EXACTLY WILL CLASSES BE HELD?

All classes for the Summer Intensive are on the campus of the University of Southern California School of Dramatic Arts in Los Angeles.

 

CAN I GET COURSE CREDIT FOR SCHOOL?

The program is not accredited for undergraduate or graduate credit at this time.

 

I'M AN INTERNATIONAL STUDENT, CAN YOU PROVIDE A STUDENT VISA?

International students are encouraged to apply for a visitors tourism or B-2 visa. A letter outlining course of study can be provided.  For more info, click here.

 

HOW MUCH DOES THE PROGRAM COST?

The tuition is $1,875.00 (USD)

 

IS THE FULL TUITION DUE ALL AT ONCE? 

A $600 deposit is required to secure a spot in the program. Remaining payments may be made in installments. Full tuition is due prior to the start of the course. All deposits and payments are non-refundable.

 

 IS FINANCIAL AID OR  SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE?

No financial aid or scholarships are offered. Many of our past students have used crowdfunding (Kickstarter, IndieGogo, etc.) to help them reach their tuition goals. In order to keep the cost of the program reasonable, we do not budget in scholarship funds.

 

IS HOUSING PROVIDED / AVAILABLE?

Housing is not provided by The Intensive and is not included in tuition. Students are responsible for finding their own accommodations if they are not local. In the past, many students have used services such as VRBO or Airbnb with success. Once students are accepted into the course, we can help students connect with each other for roommates, co-rentals, etc.

 

WHAT METHODS OF PAYMENT ARE ACCEPTED?

Tuition fees can be paid using money order, check, or by credit card (Visa, Master Card). Please note: credit card payments incur a 4% processing fee.

 

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