Your month in Berlin 

The 2018 International Summer Acting Program in Berlin (June 2018 - exact dates TBA).

All lessons (including acting, theory, voice and movement training, on-camera techniques, text analysis, and scene and monologue work) will take place at the STARTER Berlin Acting School for Film and Television.

The school is centrally located in the beautiful Prenzlauer Berg neighborhood, just a block away from the famous Berlin Mauerpark & Wall Memorial.

Lessons will be held Monday to Friday from 4pm to 8pm. Physical training sessions will be held twice a week in the morning.

In addition, participants will be involved in various program-related activities scheduled during the week and on weekends throughout Berlin.


Further information is forthcoming.

Certificate & Demo 

Every participant will receive a certificate upon completion of the International Summer Acting Program in Berlin.

Included in your tuition fee:

In the final week of the program participants will shoot demo scenes directed by one of their teachers. These scenes will be created using professional camera and lighting equipment and shot by an experienced filmmaker.

Every participant will receive a demo scene he/she will be able to take home and use as part of his/her showreel.

Travel and accommodations

Our Program Assistants are ready to answer your questions and help you organize your trip to Berlin. Here is some information for you to consider:

EU citizens                                                                                                             TRAVEL VISAS

EU citizens do not need a travel visa to enter Germany.

Non-EU citizens (Travel Visa not required for US citizens who stay up to 90 days)

Generally speaking, all other visitors need a visa to enter and stay in Germany. Certain countries have visa exemptions for visits up to 90 days in a six month period. This includes US citizens / legal residents. You will find an overview of visa requirements here: Table of countries whose citizens require/do not require visas to enter Germany

There are several possibilities to stay in Berlin during the Summer Acting Program.                HOUSING

Housing costs are not included in the tuition fee for the Summer Acting Program. Berlin is one of Europe's least expensive cities as far as housing and food costs are concerned. There are several housing possibilities for your stay here.

First, you need to decide whether you want to live alone or in a shared shared appartment. In addition to rental services like airbnb there are a few options that are more affordable, such as: | | | |

Typically rent for a room in Berlin is about 350 € (including utilities & WiFi), but it can run up to 500 € depending on location. Housing for a month should not exceed 500 €. Please contact our Program Assistant Kira Lorenza if you are in doubt about a rental offer.

If you are interested in sharing a hostel room with other Program participants, please mention it in your application. We are currently looking to secure a group rate at a hostel near our school.

If you'd prefer to stay at a private appartment, consider the websites mentioned above. There are also appartments available on the same street where our school is located and we are currently trying to organize a special deal for Program participants.  


Where is the STARTER Berlin Acting School situated exactly?                                             LOCATION 

The STARTER Berlin Acting School is centrally located in Berlin. Our address is:

STARTER, Berliner Schauspielschule für Film und Fernsehen
Oderberger Strasse 22
10435 Berlin

The school can be reached by subway (lines U2 / U8) or tram (lines M1 / M12). For connections using Berlin public transportation please visit:

STARTER’s location in the artsy Prenzlauer Berg neighborhood, next to the famous Mauerpark in the old East, guarantees an environment full of excitement and inspiration. Beautiful streets and delicious inexpensive restaurants abound. From here you can easily access the rest of the city. The Prenzlauer Berg and Mitte boroghs are closest to the school but of course Berlin has many fascinating areas where you can stay or spend time, for example the famous Kreuzberg or Neukölln boroughs, only a 20 to 30 min subway ride away.  

Other nearby boroughs include Wedding, Tiergarten, Pankow and Charlottenburg, all reachable by subway or via the faster S-Bahn. 

If in doubt, you can look up the distance between your appartment and the school using Google Maps or visiting the Berlin Public Transportation Company website.

Please contact our Program Assistant Kira Lorenza for more information about staying in Berlin.