Acting Studies for International Students

Apply by February 15, 2018, for Summer Term 2018 (June 13, 2018 – August 22, 2018).

Transfer students may apply by December 15, 2017 for the Winter Term 2018 (January 8, 2018 – March 18, 2018) or February 19, 2018 for the Spring Term 2018 (March 19, 2018 – June 3, 2018). Contact international@hbstudio.org for more information.

Study Acting in the United States


International Students at HB Studio

Theater artists travel worldwide to train, practice, and study acting at HB Studio. The two-year 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 alien students. HB Studio will consider applications from individuals, generally with substantial theatre training, who wish to pursue a full course of study, and who meet both Federal and HB Studio requirements.

F-1 Visa Program

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.

Our full-time International Program under an F-1 visa is a two-year program, but students may apply 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.

Within parameters, 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 Program.

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.