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Schedule of Classes
Part-time training: There are three levels of technique training followed by audition training and advanced performance work. Each level of technique training takes 12 weeks to complete. Most students expect to be with us for a year, however you only sign up for one term at a time. Tuition is paid monthly -- like a gym membership -- and is considered payment for ongoing training instead of a "per course" cost. Tuition is always due on the 1st of the month and costs $365/month.
Generally, classes meet during evening hours although sometimes when there is interest daytime sections are scheduled. Ask.
Beginning in January of 2018, Tech I classes will meet on Monday and Wednesday evenings, Tech II classes will meet on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Tech III classes will be announced as each group approaches that final level of training and will include some one-on-one work and some group work on Saturdays.
More specific scheduling details will be discussed during your interview appointment.
Boot camps: These one-week immersive intensives are given several times throughout the year. Currently we accept only six students to any given boot camp, and Wendy prefers that candidates complete a one-on-one online course with her prior to participating. Tuition is $1,250 and is payable in two installments.
Six-Week Intensive: Our six-week intensive is held once a year and is frequently populated with actors from other countries who know of Wendy from her years in New York City. It's also a popular program among college students who want intensive training over the summer and recent college graduates who are looking to transition into the marketplace with more competitive skills. Early bird discounts are available when you are accepted and pay in full by February 28. Regular tuition is $2,400. Early bird tuition is $2,100. (Prices will go up in 2019.)
All prospective students should set up an interview appointment. Wendy can answer your questions and help you determine if the Ward Acting Studio program is right for you.
2018 matriculation dates
New Tech I classes generally begin every other month. Each level of training takes 12 weeks to complete. You may have a week off every six weeks. See the scheduled breaks for 2018 listed below.
Vacation weeks during 2018: February 23 - March 4; April 13 - 22; July 13 - September 9; October 19-November 4; December 14 - 31.
2018 special training opportunities
January 8 - 12 (Boot Camp)
June 4 - July 12 (Six-Week Intensive)
Additional Boot Camps and a new Online Intensive will be announced for July and August.
Schedules and prices are subject to change without notice.
We do our best to tweak our schedule to meet the needs of our current and prospective students but there are basic obligations that all of our actors must meet. Always ask about scheduling as many times additional courses are added.