HB Studio FAQ's

Q: Does HB Studio provide scholarships or work-study opportunities?

A: We offer limited scholarships on a term-by-term basis and an opportunity for students to apply for our work-study program. For more information visit our Financial Aid page.

Q: What if I am not a US Citizen?

A: We offer a student visa program for students from abroad who are interested in learning here at HB. The International program requires that you apply and provide several types of documentation before you can be considered for enrollment. Read all about our International Program.

Q: May I sit in on a class?

A: HB Studio offers an opportunity for new and existing students to audit any of our full-term (10-week) classes one time per instructor for $20.00 each per audit. To learn more, visit our Audit a Class page.

Q: Do I have to audition?

A: Auditions are required for any new student who wishes to be considered for our upper-level courses. There is no audition required to register for our level 1 course offerings.

Q: When are auditions?

A: Auditions are held throughout the year. To learn more about our audition requirements and to sign up for upcoming dates, visit our Auditions page.

Q: How soon after my audition will I hear about my placement?

A: We typically respond 1-2 weeks after your audition with your placement information.

Q: Is there a payment plan available?

A: HB Studio provides students in need the option to make payments on a pre-approved payment plan. Please contact Student Affairs to make an inquiry regarding payment options.

Q: What size are HB Studio’s classes? 

A: The average class size at HB is 13 – 14 participants, and class sizes vary by department and instructor. The maximum class size is determined on a per-class basis, and typically ranges from 16-25. Enrollment is not permitted once a class has reached its max, but in such cases you may join the waiting list.

Q: What are Part A and Part B classes? How do they work?

A: Every term at HB Studio runs for 10 weeks. Each 10 week term is divided into 5 week halves: Part A and Part B. Most In-Person classes meet for the full 10-week term, but Online classes and most Workshops are offered in Part A and Part B sections, which provides you with the opportunity to sign up for just 5 weeks at a time. You can sign up for either Part A or Part B. You can join Part B without taking Part A. These classes are designed to be ongoing, and will work for students who are continuing from Part A or a prior term, as well as for students who start at Part B. If you sign up for both Part A and Part B of the same class at the start of the term, you will automatically receive $15 off at checkout, provided that you purchase both at the same time.

Q: In what Time Zone are HB Studio’s online classes held?

A: All online classes are held in NYC’s Eastern Time Zone. Currently, this is Eastern Daylight Time (UTC−04:00). Daylight savings time will then end on Sunday, November 6, 2022 at which point it will be Eastern Standard Time (UTC−05:00).

Q: How do I get the Zoom link for joining my online class?

A: The Zoom link to your class is included on the invoice emailed to you right after you register for an online class. This is the link you will use when it’s time to attend class. You can also find the Zoom link to your class by logging into your student account on HB’s online registration portal. Please find the steps for how to do so here.

Q: How old do you have to be to take classes at HB Studio?

A: HB Studio’s classes are geared toward adults over the age of 18. HB Studio offers select classes and programs for young people.

Q: What classes are offered for Young People?

A: HB Studio offers classes for young people aged 9-13 years and 14-17 years old. We also offer The Hagen Teen Intensive and special Workshops. You can find more about these classes online here.

Additional Questions? Email our registration office at registration@hbstudio.org — We look forward to hearing from you!