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Policies

We pride ourselves on offering small, high quality classes. The following policies will ensure all students receive the most from their training with us. Please feel free to talk to us if you have any questions or concerns.

Policies and Information for Adult Students

By registering for classes at Acting Studio Chicago, you agree to the below terms and policies as well as fully release, discharge and indemnify Acting Studio Chicago and its employees, agents and representatives from any and all claims which may accrue on account of your participation.

Admission Requirements

Here at ASC, we take class placement very seriously and work to ensure each student is placed in a class that will appropriately challenge them.

Therefore, placement auditions are required for all new students.  Advancement in our classes is dependent upon consent of the instructor, based on student performance and commitment.

Placement in many of our advanced level classes may be determined by submission of headshot and resume. You can upload a current copy of your headshot and resume through your student account on our website.

Please call our office for instructions on how to apply for a class, or you may easily submit your application for a class via your student account.

Paying For Your Class

In order to secure your spot in one of our classes, you must make at least a $100 non-refundable deposit which is applicable toward your total tuition. You can also pay in full at the time of registration.

If you choose to make the $100 deposit, the remaining tuition will be due on the first day of class. If you have entered a saved credit card into your student account, you will be automatically charged on the first day of class. If there is no saved credit card associated with your account, it is your responsibility to pay your remaining balance by the first day of class.

Click ​here​ for our payment plan option.

Drop Policy For Adults

If you need to drop your class prior to the start of the term, you must give the office at least ​ONE WEEK’S NOTICE​ prior to the start of your class or workshop. If you do so: Any tuition paid toward the class and the non-refundable $100 deposit will be kept on credit at the studio for up to one year, to be applied to a future class.

OR

The non-refundable deposit will be held on credit at the studio for up to one year, to be applied to a future class. Any other tuition paid will be refunded to you (minus a $5 credit card processing fee).

If you fail to notify the office ​ONE WEEK​ prior to the start of your class, you will lose your deposit.

If you drop the class ON THE DAY OF THE FIRST CLASS OR AFTER, the full tuition is non-refundable, non-transferrable, and may not be kept on file for a future class.

Attendance Policy

We take attendance very seriously as regular class attendance helps us offer consistency in the classroom. Therefore, we ask that you call our office at 312-527-4566 and/or email us at info@actingstudiochicago.com​ if you are going to miss class for any reason or will not be able to arrive 10 minutes prior to the start of your class. This helps us get classes started on time.

If you do miss a class for any reason, please click ​here​ for more information on when or if you can make up a class.

Code of Conduct 

All students are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner at all times while members of the Acting Studio Chicago community and agree to be bound by​ this ​Student Code of Conduct and Sexual Harassment Policy.

We require that consent be given before any triggering, volatile, or potentially offensive dialogue occurs in our classes. Discussions prior to performing scenes and exercises, open discussions about each actor’s comfort level/boundaries, and clear consent that is Freely given, Reversible, Informed, Enthusiastic and Specific, (F.R.I.E.S!) are vital for creating a framework in which actors can take risks and be free in a safe manner.

Inclusivity Statement

As creators and performers of art that relies on human empathy–we all must aspire to create a community built on respect, belonging, collaboration, and creativity.  As artists invested in exploring multiple perspectives and fostering social justice, we embrace the value of all people. We, therefore, reject any form of bigotry, discrimination, or hatred, and we seek to cultivate an environment in which our differences are explored with generosity and openness.

Privacy Policy

What happens in class, stays in class. In order to be free to take risks and make bold choices, we have to make sure that the names of your fellow students and the details of class work are kept confidential.

In regards to our online classes, taking screenshots or recording of any kind is strictly prohibited. Exceptions to this policy are afforded at the sole discretion of your instructor on a case by case basis and with the consent of all students.

If and when you are sent filmed portions of your class for educational purposes, all clips are to be kept private and confidential. They are not to be shared with anyone nor posted publicly (social media, etc.). They are not to be used to promote yourself or to be used for your reel.

Education Only

The work done at Acting Studio Chicago is for educational purposes only. No audition or job is implied in any way in connection with any work done in classes or workshops conducted online or in-studio at Acting Studio Chicago.

Image Release Consent

We love sharing photos of the exciting work our students are doing at our studio. By agreeing to this policy, you also agree to our image release consent agreement. This agreement states that Acting Studio Chicago has your permission to use your photograph or likeness publicly to promote our classes and programs. You understand that the images may be used in print publications, online publications, email promotions, social media posts, and on our website. You understand that no royalty, fee, or other compensation shall become payable to you by reason of such use.

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