The 2021 Hagen Core Training program will have Online and Hybrid options

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the 2021 Hagen Core Training program will be offered as a hybrid program, held online, with the option of select in-person classes. Choose to take the entire program remotely, or attend some classes in person.

During the first term all classes will be held exclusively online, except for the Acting Technique class which will meet in small groups, 2-4 afternoons a week at HB Studio. The in-person classes will run simultaneously online for remote students. HB Studio will continually assess the situation as the pandemic progresses to determine whether and at what point additional in-person classes can safely resume during the second and third terms. For those who choose, the entire program can be taken remotely for all three terms.

For those choosing to study under the hybrid model with select in-person classes, HB Studio will follow CDC, OSHA, and NYS/NYC safety guidelines for businesses, standards established by the actors’ unions, and the best practices of our theater and university partners.

An immersive conservatory under the Uta Hagen Institute at HB Studio, the Hagen Core Training program offers an integrated and progressive curriculum of essential classes that lay the foundation for those pursuing a professional career in acting. 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. The program is eligible for college credit transfer.


  • Term 1: Jan 4-March 12 (Orientation: Sunday, Jan 3, 2021)
    Mon-Fri,  9:30am-4pm
  • Term 2: March 22-May 28
    Mon-Fri,  9:30am-3:30pm
  • Term 3: June 7-Aug 13
    Mon-Fri,  9:30am-4pm

Applications are currently being accepted on a rolling basis. Learn more and apply now!