The Barrow Group School Policies

“I spent three years at one of the top graduate conservatory programs. It wasn’t until I started studying at The Barrow Group that I really fell in love with acting.”
–Krisitin Fiorella, actress, “Curse of the Starving Class”

School Policies

Fees
•  All payments are non-refundable (unless TBG cancels a class).
•  Full payment or a deposit of 50% is required in advance in order to secure your spot in a class. The remaining balance is due before the first day of class; otherwise, the credit card on file while automatically be charged the balance on the first day.
•  Commitment is for the duration of the session. THERE ARE NO CREDITS OR REFUNDS FOR MISSED CLASSES. If you discontinue any class before the ending date of the session, you forfeit your fee.
•  If a student must cancel a class, they may receive a credit for a future class only if they notify The Barrow Group by email at least ONE week before the first day of class.  No credit will be given once a class starts.

Excused Absences
•  Class attendance is of the highest importance; therefore excused absences can only be granted for illness (a doctor’s note is required) and family emergencies (documented).
•  The teacher and school administration MUST be notified in advance in order to receive an excused absence.
•  TBG does not offer monetary credit or refunds for missed classes.
•  Excused absences are for Scene Study Intensive classes only and do not apply to any other classes (e.g., Ongoing, Script Analysis, Film & TV, Beginner, etc).
•  Makeup Classes expire after one year.

Class Transfer
•  If a student wishes to transfer to a different class, they must notify The Barrow Group by email at least ONE week before the first day of class.  No transfers will be allowed after this.
• A student may not transfer to a different class once a class has begun.

Rehearsal Space
• Students may rent our studios, when available, for rehearsals for their classwork. To book student rehearsal space call the box office at 212.760.2615. Bookings will be put on your TBG student account, and may be paid in advance online or upon check-in before use of the space.
• The rate for any class-related work is $17/hour, 1 hour minimum. Half hours are possible after the first hour. (1.5 hours for example). We accept debit and credit cards for studio bookings. We do not accept cash.
• For information on rentals for non-class related work for readings, rehearsals or performance rentals in our Studio Theatre or 99 seat Main Stage Theatre, call Porter Pickard, Facilities Director, at (212) 760-2615 or email rentals@barrowgroup.org (rentals null@null barrowgroup NULL.org).
• If you must cancel rehearsal space, do so at least 24 hours in advance or you will be responsible for the rental fee.

International Students
• We do accept international students; however, we do not provide assistance with acquiring student visas.

Auditing
• Those interested in studying at The Barrow Group are welcome to audit a class.  Please email school@barrowgroup.org (school null@null barrowgroup NULL.org) if you’d like to schedule a time to audit.  The first audit is free; after that, audits are $35 per class.

General
•  There are many people that would like to be a part of the Barrow Group Acting School classes, so please do your best to be on time and be memorized and prepared to work.
•  We feel very strongly that the best way to learn is by doing.
• As our faculty are all working professional actors, directors and playwrights, we reserve the right to change teachers at any time.

Grounds for Dismissal
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Students may be dismissed from any program due to inappropriate behavior, sexual harassment, absences, or repeated tardiness. There are no refunds under these circumstances.

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