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The Hagen Summer Intensive

The Hagen Summer Intensive is a rigorous, 6-week workshop that probes the practical applications of Uta Hagen’s technique as discussed in her book A CHALLENGE FOR THE ACTOR. Through acting technique, scene study, script analysis, and technical exercises, “The Six Steps” will become an integral part of the actor’s craft. When you have strong technique and more confidence in how to find yourself in the role, acting will be joyful. Classes include: Acting Technique, Scene Study, Alexander Technique, Movement & Voice.

Classes meet Mondays – Fridays, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, over six weeks:

  • 2023 HAGEN SUMMER INTENSIVE:
    • June 26, 2023 – August 4, 2023 (Orientation June 25; no classes July 4)

APPLICATIONS:

  • Apply Now for the 2023 Hagen Summer Intensive! Applications accepted on a rolling basis
  • Early Admissions Deadline: March 5

APPLY ONLINE
(includes $50 non-refundable application fee)
*Fill out application from a computer – not a phone or tablet

AUDITIONS:

For your audition please prepare two contrasting contemporary monologues, three-minutes each. Due to Covid-19, all auditions are currently taking place by appointment virtually over Zoom. You will be contacted to schedule your audition after you submit your application.

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT:

  • A rigorous, integrated 6-week training that probes the practical applications of Uta Hagen’s approach to acting
  • A faculty of master practitioners
  • A direct, in-depth approach to your work and a safe, supportive, challenging environment
  • To strengthen your craft and stretch all aspects of your instrument
  • To complete the Intensive a stronger, more knowledgeable, more confident actor

INSTRUCTORS:

Tuition: $3,250
International visa students pay an annual, non-refundable administrative fee of $150.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS:

International students are welcome to apply for the Hagen Summer Intensive. International students are required to obtain an F-1 visa to participate, and our International Student Advisors assist you with this process. For a listing of the required documentation to apply as an international student, please see the “International Students Only” section of the Hagen Summer Intensive Application. This application form will allow you to upload all of the required documentation to apply as an international student. Questions? Email international@hbstudio.org

The Hagen Core Training

The Hagen Core Training is a full-time one-year training program for actors who seek full immersion in the practice of their craft. Taught over three terms by world-class faculty/practitioners, this program offers an integrated progressive curriculum of essential classes: Acting Technique, Scene Study, Script Analysis, Movement, Alexander Technique, Voice, and Speech. Now eligible for college credit transfer!*

Classes meet Mondays – Fridays, 9:30am-3:30pm, for three terms:

  • 2023-2024 HAGEN CORE TRAINING: Sept 11, 2023 – June 7, 2024 (Orientation: Sept 10)
    • Fall Term: Sept 11 – Dec 12, 2023 (no class Oct 9, Nov 7, Nov 20-26)
    • Winter Term: Jan 8 – March 18, 2023  (no class Jan 15)
    • Spring Term: March 25 – June 3, 2023 (no class May 27)

APPLICATIONS:

  • Accepting Applications on a Rolling Basis – Apply Now!
  • Early Admissions Deadline: March 5, 2023
  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis

Apply Online
(includes $50 non-refundable application fee)
Log into your account from a computer – not a phone or tablet

AUDITIONS:

For your audition please prepare two contrasting contemporary monologues, three-minutes each. Auditions will be held online via Zoom conferencing, by appointment. After submitting your application, you will be contacted to schedule your audition.

WHAT IS THE HAGEN CORE TRAINING?

  • An affordable full-time one-year Actor Training program taught by world-class faculty/practitioners
  • An integrated progressive curriculum of essential classes: Acting Technique, Scene Study, Script Analysis, Movement, Alexander Technique, Voice and Speech
  • Rooted in the advanced teachings of Uta Hagen, you will probe, practice, stretch, risk, fail, play truthfully and find the courage not to settle for cliché or imitation
  • A safe place where you live in a state of constant discovery

THIS IS FOR YOU IF:

  • You are prepared to train within a creative environment that will be constantly demanding artistic excellence
  • You seek and can commit to full immersion in furthering your practice
  • You are ready to meet yourself in your work

WHAT YOU TAKE AWAY:

  • Respect for the collaborative art and craft of acting
  • Knowledge of your responsibility in the work, to your colleagues, to yourself and to the audience
  • A solid approach to creating a role in the professional rehearsal situation
  • Security in your own process, ability and purpose
  • Greater physical and emotional stamina, flexibility and awareness

INSTRUCTORS:

TUITION: $13,500
International visa students pay an annual, non-refundable administrative fee of $150.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS:

International students are welcome to apply for the Hagen Core Training. International students are required to obtain an F-1 visa to participate, and our International Student Advisors assist you with this process. For a listing of the required documentation to apply as an international student, please see the “International Students Only” section of the Hagen Core Training Application. This application form will allow you to upload all of the required documentation to apply as an international student. Questions? Email international@hbstudio.org

*ABOUT COLLEGE CREDIT TRANSFER:

The National College Credit Recommendation Service has evaluated, and recommends, The Hagen Core Training for college credit transfer. The program has been evaluated as equivalent to 52 credit hours in undergraduate study. NCCRS recommendations are recognized by over 1,500 accredited colleges and universities nationwide. For more information, visit www.nationalccrs.org/organizations/hb-studio.

Acting Studies for International Students

HB Studio is currently offering a hybrid study model (a combination of online and in person classes) for International Students under an F-1 Visa, allowing new and initial international students to take a full time program at HB Studio. HB Studio offers International Students three options for study: The Hagen Core Training and The Hagen Summer Intensive, each offering an intensive, prescribed curriculum; or, for those who prefer a more flexible option, design your own full-time International Studio Class Program (more information below) from the Studio’s weekly classes.

Application Deadlines:

  • The Hagen Core TrainingApplications are considered on a rolling basis.
  • The Hagen Summer IntensiveApplications are considered on a rolling basis.
  • International Studio Class Program – Apply by February 15, 2023 for the Summer Term 2023 (June 12 – August 22)
    • Transfer students may apply by February 15, 2023 for the Spring Term 2023 (March 27 – June 5)
    • Contact international@hbstudio.org for more information.

International Students at HB Studio

Theater artists travel worldwide to train, practice, and study acting at HB Studio. The International Student Program is an essential piece of what HB has to offer, and we are proud to be the working home of so many actors from around the globe.

HB Studio is authorized under Federal law to enroll nonimmigrant noncitizen students. HB Studio will consider applications from individuals, generally with substantial theater training, who wish to pursue a full course of study, and who meet both Federal and HB Studio requirements.

F-1 Visa

HB Studio has welcomed international F-1 visa students since 1967. Applicants must possess verbal and written fluency in English and must commit to a full-time program of study, which the Studio defines as a minimum of seven classes per week or enrollment in the Hagen Core or Hagen Summer Intensive.

For country-by-country updates regarding Covid-19 travel and visa restrictions and US Visa News, please view HB’s info from American Embassies around the world.

International Studio Class Program

Students interested in designing their own course of study may participate in the International Studio Class Program for up to two years and for a minimum of one term (10 weeks). Please see F-1 Visas & Program Policies for more information and a breakdown of tuition and fees.

The International Studio Class Program is currently being offered as a hybrid program combining in-person and online classes.

Within parameters, as part of the International Studio Class Program, you may organize your own full-time program drawing from a broad range of Studio classes. Selections from Acting, Speech, Speaking Voice, and Movement classes are required. Upon assessment, F-1 students who are not native English speakers may also be advised to take Acting in English and to supplement their Studio program with outside English as a Second Language (ESL) courses.

Those international students who prefer a more intensive, prescribed curriculum are encouraged to apply for one of The Uta Hagen Institute’s programs: The Hagen Summer Intensive or the three-term Hagen Core Training.

Please submit a complete application package in order to be considered for enrollment.  HB Studio accepts applications via an online application or received via postal mail. Full details are available on our How to Apply for F-1 Status section.