Studio School Class of 2023—Welcome to Orientation Week! Throughout the week you will participate in assessments for your discipline, tours, meet your mentors, attend seminars about life in Los Angeles, and more.

Orientation is a crash course in campus life and student services with a festive dose of collaborative activities. Jump in. Play. Don’t worry about getting it right. Just let everything be wonderfully new.

New Student Guide

Below is some useful information to prepare for Orientation Week 2019. Individual audition material, assessment schedules, and details will be sent to you in a separate email from our Live Production Coordinator, Bridget Flanery.

Important Dates To Remember

August 19/20: Mandatory Assessments for Commercial Dance, Acting and Contemporary Musical Theatre students AND any students who wish to take Dance or Musical Theatre classes as an elective (*see special note below).
August 21/22: PM Callbacks for plays and the movie musical.
August 21: First Day of New Student Orientation and Family Orientation.
August 22/23: Student Orientation (attendance is required for all orientation days).

Please refer to the Academic Calendar for additional dates to note throughout the semester.

Additional Information

Be sure to RSVP for any family members who will be attending Family Orientation.

No personal appointments should be made away from campus during Orientation Week. Please be prepared to attend all events.

*Special Note on Assessment and Audition policy:

If you are not a Musical Theatre or Commercial Dance major but would like to take a singing or dance class as an elective, you must attend the appropriate dance assessment or musical theatre assessment to be considered for these classes. To request a slot please email our Live Production Coordinator: [email protected]

Class Schedules

Freshmen will receive their class schedules after Assessments are complete. In general, classes may be scheduled from Monday through Friday from 8a-9p.

New Student Orientation Schedule
Wednesday, August 21 – Wear your Grey Studio School T-Shirts!
Time Description Room
9:00am-10:00am Check-In and Continental Breakfast Upper Beaudry
10:00am-10:15am Class Photo 5th Street
10:15am-10:45pm Welcome and Staff Intros Beaudry Theatre
10:45am-11:45am Campus Tours Various
11:45am-12:15pm Lorenzo Presentation Beaudry Theatre
12:15pm-1:15pm Lunch Break Upper Beudry
1:15pm-4:00pm Callback Rehearsal Time Classrooms
5:00pm-11:00pm Fall Production Callbacks Classrooms
Thursday, August 22
Time Description Room
10:00am-11:00am Student Introductions Beaudry Theatre
11:00am-12:00pm Student Logistics Beaudry Theatre
12:00pm-1:00pm Lunch Break
1:00pm-2:00pm Student Best Practices Beaudry Theatre
2:00pm-2:45pm LACS Best Practices and Procedures Beaudry Theatre
2:45pm-3:15pm Social Media Best Practices Beaudry Theatre
3:15pm-4:00pm Campus Handbook Overview Beaudry Theatre
Friday, August 23
Time Description Room
10:00am-11:00am International Student Meeting Beaudry Theatre
11:00am-12:30pm Systems, Forms + Procedures Beaudry Theatre
12:30pm-1:30pm Lunch
1:30pm-2:30pm Academic Overview By Discipline

  • Musical Theatre
  • Acting for Film + TV
  • Film + Digital Content
  • Commercial Dance

  • F-60
  • RS-1
  • F-40
  • Beaudry Theatre
2:30pm-3:00pm GenEd + Studio School Experience Overview Beaudry Theatre
3:00pm-3:15pm Student Ambassador Beaudry Theatre
3:15pm-4:00pm Student Advisory Council (College Transition and Q&A) Beaudry Theatre
4:00pm-5:00pm 30 Second Commercial Video Presentations Beaudry Theatre
Family Orientation Schedule
Wednesday, August 21
Time Description Room
9:00am-10:00am Check-In and Continental Breakfast Upper Beaudry
10:00am-10:15am Class Photo 5th Street
10:15am-10:45am Welcome + Staff Introductions Beaudry Theatre
10:45am-11:45am Campus Tour Various
12:15pm-1:15pm Lunch Upper Beaudry
1:15pm-2:15pm Curriculum Overview by Discipline

  • Commercial Dance
  • Musical Theatre
  • Film + Digital Content
  • Acting

  • Beaudry Theatre
  • F-30
  • F-40
  • RS-1
2:15pm-3:00pm Academic/Calendar Overview Beaudry Theatre
3:00pm-3:15pm Financial Aid | Tuition Beaudry Theatre
3:15pm-3:45pm Student Services/FERPA/Campus Safety Beaudry Theatre
3:45pm-4:00pm Q&A Beaudry Theatre


Getting Here
Staying Here (Hotels)

Please note that hotels are recommended due to their proximity to LACS. All hotels are at least 0.4 miles from Rel School and you will require transportation to/from campus.

Eating Here (Nearby Restaurants)

Check our our recommendations from our amazing faculty and staff!

Good Eats in LA

Commuting Students
Family Orientation RSVP
Academic Calendar