The Uta Hagen Institute

Intensive Full-Time Actor Training.

Uta Hagen was one of the foremost acting teachers of the 20th century. A celebrated actress in her own right, and author of the seminal texts Respect for Acting and A Challenge for the Actor, she trained many of the outstanding actors of the American Stage and Screen. The Uta Hagen Institute at HB Studio offers full-time immersion in the practical approach to acting craft that characterized Uta Hagen’s legendary master classes and classic acting texts. Its three key programs are highly structured, integrated courses for actors with serious professional and artistic intent.

Applications are now being accepted:

Hagen Teacher’s Lab Online

Intensive professional development workshops for educators and artists interested in teaching who wish to explore and expand their understanding and experience of Uta Hagen’s approach to acting and teaching…learn more.

Hagen Actor’s Lab Online

Intensive, one-week acting Lab for actors who wish to explore and expand their understanding and experience of Uta Hagen’s approach to acting…learn more.

The Hagen Core Training

A full-time one-year training program for actors who seek full immersion in the practice of their craft. Taught 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…learn more

The Hagen Summer Intensive

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. Classes include: Acting Technique, Scene Study, Alexander Technique, Movement & Voice…learn more


Choose from the list of program offerings in the navigation menu to the left (desktop) or above (mobile) for specific details.

Questions? Contact Uta Hagen Institute Administrator Jim Boerlin: hageninstitute@hbstudio.org