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HB Studio


HB Studio, an NCCRS member since August 2017, was founded by Viennese actor/director Herbert Berghof in 1945. HB Studio is one of the original New York acting studios, providing training and practice in the dramatic arts. We are a nonprofit organization that supports vigorous, lifelong practice in the theater, based on a solid foundation of practical training. The celebrated actress Uta Hagen joined Berghof as his partner at the Studio soon after it began and continued to lead the Studio as master teacher until her death in 2004. Hagen’s internationally celebrated books RESPECT FOR ACTING and A CHALLENGE FOR THE ACTOR are used worldwide and set the standard for the HB approach to acting. HB is open to any person with a serious interest in the theater and its related disciplines. Students may select from our menu of weekly studio classes and workshops, or apply for the integrated intensive training programs of The Uta Hagen Institute: The Hagen Core Training, The Hagen Summer Intensive, and The Hagen Teacher’s Lab.

NCCRS has evaluated the year-long intensive, The Hagen Core Training Program:

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. The full-time year long Hagen Core Training Program is a highly structured, integrated course for students with serious professional and artistic intent. Students will leave this program with practical skills and technique, greater powers of self-observation, clarity about what the actor’s work entails, and an understanding of how to approach that work with confidence. 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.

Students must enroll in the entire full-time program, which meets over 32 weeks (3 terms), Mondays - Fridays, 9:30am - 3:30pm. An application must be submitted for admittance to the program. 

Students and admissions representatives please note: NCCRS does not provide transcripts. Transcript requests and inquiries should be directed to the organization offering the courses, examinations or apprenticeship. See the Source of Official Student Records in the sidebar near the top right side of this page.

Source of Official Student Records

Jim Boerlin, Program Administrator, The Uta Hagen Institute
120 Bank Street
New York, NY 10014
United States
212-675-2370, ext. 38

Descriptions and credit recommendations for all evaluated learning experiences

The Hagen Core Training Program