Please see below for a full list of T. Schreiber Studio’s policies. New students will be asked to sign an agreement acknowledging these rules before beginning classes. Feel free to contact us with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fees: There is a one-time, non-refundable registration fee of $75 for students new to the Studio.
Enrollment: A non-refundable deposit is due at the time of sign-up to secure your enrollment in any class. Your balance is due in full on or before the first day of class unless you have specifically made a payment plan with the office. All adult students must be 18 years or older.
Payments: You may pay your tuition by cash, check, or credit/debit card. If a check payment is returned for insufficient funds, you will be charged a $35 returned check fee and will be unable to pay with a personal check in the future. Tuition must be paid in full before class begins unless a payment plan is agreed upon in advance with the office.
Refunds: There are no refunds or credits for class tuition, deposits, registration fees, or missed classes once your class begins. You are paying for your space in the class, not the number of classes you attend.
Credits: No credit will be given for missed classes due to illness, injury, jury duty, work, vacation, etc.** If you need to cancel a class after registering, you must notify us at least one week in advance of the class start date so that we may give you a credit for a future class. Any students cancelling classes fewer than 3 days before the start date will forfeit all tuition and deposits made.
** For Scene Study ONLY, some class credit may be requested for classes missed due to acting work with proof of employment.
ATTENDANCE AND LATENESS
Class attendance is not optional. Our classes are rigorous, and successful completion is based on attendance, preparedness, and professionalism, in addition to a student’s growth and ability. If you must miss a class, arrive late, or leave early, please notify the office AND alert your teacher. In many classes, you are partnered with another actor, so your attendance affects their experience as well. Unexcused absences, repeated lateness, and/or disruptive behavior are grounds for dismissal. Please note that your financial obligation remains if you are dismissed from class for any of these reasons.
ON-GOING MONTHLY SCENE STUDY CLASSES
Our Scene Study classes are designed to be on-going, with most actors continuing for several months at a time to keep developing their work. Once you have begun an on-going Scene Study, you are encouraged to continue each month, paying for one month at a time. New or returning actors may join these classes at the beginning of each month provided space is available.
If you need to discontinue an on-going monthly class, you must notify the office AND your teacher by the last class of the current month.
Rehearsal space (when available) is provided to all T. Schreiber actors rehearsing material for class at a discounted rate. To reserve a rehearsal room, visit or call the office to determine availability – no emails please. Studios can be rented in half hour increments up to 2 hours. Payment for rentals is CASH ONLY. If you wish to cancel your reservation, you must do so at least 24 hours before your scheduled rental or you will be charged in full for the space. Rehearsal rooms may not be used for self-taping auditions, and lighting equipment may not be used under any circumstances.
Our faculty is comprised of working actors, directors, and producers. As such, when conflicts arise, T. Schreiber Studio reserves the right to substitute one faculty member for another when deemed appropriate and necessary.
STUDENT RULES & RESPONSIBILITIES
You are responsible for books, scripts, supplies, and rehearsal room rentals as required by your class. All required assignments and outside rehearsals must be completed in accordance with the teacher’s instruction. Always come to class prepared.
There is absolutely NO SMOKING OR VAPING allowed anywhere on the premises.
The use of cell phones, cameras, and other recording devices is prohibited during class. All cell phones must be turned off and put away while you are in the classroom. Cell phones may be used in the lobby during the break, but they must be turned off and stored before class resumes. Please remember to bring a pen and paper to class, as you will not be able to take notes on phones or iPads. Unplugging during class is not only a matter of professionalism and respect; it’s also about getting the most out of your experience. Learning happens not just when you are working, but when you watch your classmates work. Being distracted by your cell phone detracts from your experience and shortchanges your learning.
Food and drink are permitted in classrooms at the teacher’s discretion. Be sure to clean up after yourself!
Please be aware of keeping your noise level down in all common areas, as there may be classes and rehearsals in progress.