About The Work’s Studio Policies

Welcome to About The Work! We take your success seriously. Please review the following studio policies so you know what to expect and can plan accordingly.

Payment Policy

Tuition reserves your spot in class; classes fill up, so this is the only way to confirm your spot. Tuition is non-refundable, as class is a commitment to yourself, your scene partner, your instructor, and the studio collective.


Monthly Tuition for Groundwork Engineer Level (16 Weeks):

All students are enrolled in our auto-pay system. As a courtesy, we break up the payments into 4 easy installments. Payments are auto withdrawn on the following schedule:

  • PAYMENT 1 – At Time of Enrollment (secures your spot in the program)
  • PAYMENT 2 – Monday of 4th Week
  • PAYMENT 3 – Monday of 8th Week
  • PAYMENT 4 – Monday of 12th Week

By opting into our payment installments, you are making a commitment to pay them as scheduled regardless of absences. If you drop out of the Groundwork Engineer program, you are still responsible for the remaining payments and can receive a credit towards the classes you will miss if your reason for missing is acceptable. If such a commitment cannot be made, we recommend paying for the program in full ahead of time, or not enrolling.


**After completing the Groundwork Engineer Level, you will graduate into Leaping Creator and the monthly payment policy below.

Monthly Tuition for Leaping Creator Level & Beyond:

All students are enrolled in our auto-pay system. Tuition is based on a 4 week month and will be processed on the THIRD FRIDAY of every monthly session for the next up-coming monthly session if no action has been taken by end of day (10pm) on the THIRD THURSDAY of the monthly session to pause your enrollment. Some months have 5 weeks, and tuition will be prorated to account for the extra week. In these instances, tuition will be processed on the SECOND TO LAST FRIDAY of that monthly session for the next up-coming monthly session.

Private Study:
For students interested in private classes and audition coaching, please reach out to us at artist@about-the-work.com for current tuition rates. All private classes adhere to our 24 hour cancellation policy: If you do need to cancel or reschedule your session, we request that you inform us at least 24 hours in advance, or the credit card on file will be automatically charged the full tuition fee.

All Classes:

Tuition will be auto withdrawn from the default Credit Card on file. If your Credit Card is declined, we do have late fees, which accrue at $2 per day automatically. For all payment and tuition related inquiries, please email artist@about-the-work.com.

Attendance & Class Makeup Policy

If you will be absent for class, please email the Studio Manager at artist@about-the-work.com and cc your teacher at least 1 day before class to notify us in advance so that we may prepare, which includes reassigning your scene work.  It is also your responsibility to notify your scene partner.


For Groundwork Engineer Level, students are allowed to make up their missed class in one of our other classes of the same session or in the next available round of the program by requesting and registering for that makeup class in advance with the Studio Manager. The makeup class must be completed, or the makeup is forfeited.


For Leaping Creator Level and beyond, students are allowed to make up a class up to 2 weeks after their missed class. The makeup class must be completed in any of our other classes (not your current class), and must be requested and registered for in advance with the Studio Manager. If you need to miss your makeup, let us know at least 2 hours before the start of class and we can reschedule it. If you miss it without letting us know, the makeup is forfeited.


Please note for your own records which class you missed, as the studio does not keep track of absences. Makeups are extended as a courtesy of the studio and are not the responsibility of the studio.


Withdrawal Policy

All students understand that they are enrolled in our auto-pay system and must notify the Studio Manager at artist@about-the-work.com if they wish to pause their enrollment at any point.


For Groundwork Engineer Level enrollment, students are enrolled for the entire 16 weeks, regardless of absences. If you are unable to complete your current program due to illness or extenuating circumstances, you must notify the Studio Manager, and we may be willing to transfer your non-refundable tuition to another series in the following trimester upon request.


For Leaping Creator Level enrollment and beyond, students must notify the Studio Manager by the end of day (10pm) on the THIRD THURSDAY of the monthly session, if they want to drop the class for the following month. If Studio Manager has not been notified by end of day (10pm) on the THIRD THURSDAY of the monthly session, tuition will be auto withdrawn on the THIRD FRIDAY of the monthly session and is non-refundable.


Happiness Guarantee (For Groundwork Engineer Level Program ONLY):

We believe in our ability to serve our student body by providing quality education. In the first 30 days, if you are not happy with the quality of education and have not learned anything, you must request a meeting with Artistic Director Murisa Harba to determine if our studio is not a fit. We are passionate about our actors learning to think differently so they can up-level their craft, and if you truly feel that you haven’t received any value, we are happy to withdraw you from the program, and cancel your future auto-payments. To be eligible for this guarantee, you must have attended EVERY class in the first 30 days in its entirety, and have made an effort to be open to our methods and style of education.


Assumption of Risk

Student releases ABOUT THE WORK from any liability claims while on or off the premises.


Medical Emergencies

If you have a prior medical condition that you would like us to know about, please let us know prior to that start of your student career.

About The Work’s Terms and Conditions

The below terms and conditions outline the rules and regulations for the use of About The Work’s Website.


About The Work is located at:

      1219 N. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, California, 90029, USA


By accessing this website we assume you accept these terms and conditions in full. Do not continue to use About The Work’s website if you do not accept all of the terms and conditions stated on this page. The following terminology applies to these Terms and Conditions, Privacy Statement and Disclaimer Notice and any or all Agreements: “Client”, “You” and “Your” refers to you, the person accessing this website and accepting the Company’s terms and conditions. “The Company”, “Ourselves”, “We”, “Our” and “Us”, refers to our Company. “Party”, “Parties”, or “Us”, refers to both the Client and ourselves, or either the Client or ourselves. All terms refer to the offer, acceptance and consideration of payment necessary to undertake the process of our assistance to the Client in the most appropriate manner, whether by formal meetings of a fixed duration, or any other means, for the express purpose of meeting the Client’s needs in respect of provision of the Company’s stated services/products, in accordance with and subject to, prevailing law of USA. Any use of the above terminology or other words in the singular, plural, capitalisation and/or he/she or they, are taken as interchangeable and therefore as referring to same.




We employ the use of cookies. By using About The Work’s website you consent to the use of cookies in accordance with About The Work’s privacy policy. Most of the modern day interactive websites use cookies to enable us to retrieve user details for each visit. Cookies are used in some areas of our site to enable the functionality of this area and ease of use for those people visiting. Some of our affiliate / advertising partners may also use cookies.




Unless otherwise stated, About The Work and/or its licensors own the intellectual property rights for all material on About The Work. All intellectual property rights are reserved. You may view and/or print pages from http://www.about-the-work.com for your own personal use subject to restrictions set in these terms and conditions.


You must not:


      Republish material from http://www.about-the-work.com

      Sell, rent or sub-license material from http://www.about-the-work.com

      Reproduce, duplicate or copy material from http://www.about-the-work.com

Redistribute content from About The Work (unless content is specifically made for redistribution).


User Comments


Certain parts of this website offer the opportunity for users to post and exchange opinions, information, material and data (‘Comments’) in areas of the website. About The Work does not screen, edit, publish or review Comments prior to their appearance on the website and Comments do not reflect the views or opinions of About The Work, its agents or affiliates. Comments reflect the view and opinion of the person who posts such a view or opinion. To the extent permitted by applicable laws. About The Work shall not be responsible or liable for the Comments or for any loss cost, liability, damages or expenses caused and or suffered as a result of any use of and/or posting of and/or appearance of the Comments on this website. About The Work reserves the right to monitor all Comments and to remove any Comments which it considers in its absolute discretion to be inappropriate, offensive or otherwise in breach of these Terms and Conditions.


You warrant and represent that:


You are entitled to post the Comments on our website and have all necessary licenses and consents to do so;

The Comments do not infringe any intellectual property right, including without limitation copyright, patent or trademark, or other proprietary right of any third party; The Comments do not contain any defamatory, libelous, offensive, indecent or otherwise unlawful material or material which is an invasion of privacy;

The Comments will not be used to solicit or promote business or custom or present commercial activities or unlawful activity.


You hereby grant to About The Work a non-exclusive royalty-free license to use, reproduce,

edit and authorize others to use, reproduce and edit any of your Comments in any and all forms, formats or media.


Hyperlinking to our Content


The following organizations may link to our Web site without prior written approval:


Government agencies;

Search engines;

News organizations;

Online directory distributors when they list us in the directory may link to our Web site in the same manner as they hyperlink to the Web sites of other listed businesses; and Systemwide Accredited Businesses except soliciting non-profit organizations, charity shopping malls, and charity fundraising groups which may not hyperlink to our Website.


These organizations may link to our home page, to publications or to other Web site information so long as the link: (a) is not in any way misleading; (b) does not falsely imply sponsorship, endorsement or approval of the linking party and its products or services; and (c) fits within the context of the linking party’s site.


We may consider and approve in our sole discretion other link requests from the following types of organizations:


commonly-known consumer and/or business information sources such as Chambers of Commerce, American Automobile Association, AARP and Consumers Union;

dot.com community sites;

associations or other groups representing charities, including charity giving sites, online directory distributors;

internet portals;

accounting, law and consulting firms whose primary clients are businesses; and educational institutions and trade associations.


We will approve link requests from these organizations if we determine that: (a) the link would not reflect unfavorably on us or our accredited businesses (for example, trade associations or other organizations representing inherently suspect types of business, such as work-at-home opportunities, shall not be allowed to link); (b)the organization does not have an unsatisfactory record with us; (c) the benefit to us from the visibility associated with the hyperlink outweighs the absence of ; and (d) where the link is in the context of general resource information or is otherwise consistent with editorial content in a newsletter or similar product furthering the mission of the organization.


These organizations may link to our home page, to publications or to other Web site information so long as the link: (a) is not in any way misleading; (b) does not falsely imply sponsorship, endorsement or approval of the linking party and it products or services; and (c) fits within the context of the linking party’s site.


If you are among the organizations listed in paragraph 2 above and are interested in linking to our website, you must notify us by sending an e-mail to artist@about-the-work.com. Please include your name, your organization name, contact information (such as a phone number and/or e-mail address) as well as the URL of your site, a list of any URLs from which you intend to link to our Web site, and a list of the URL(s) on our site to which you would like to link. Allow 2-3 weeks for a response.


Approved organizations may hyperlink to our Web site as follows:


By use of our corporate name; or

By use of the uniform resource locator (Web address) being linked to; or

By use of any other description of our Web site or material being linked to that makes sense within the context and format of content on the linking party’s site.


No use of About The Work’s logo or other artwork will be allowed for linking absent a trademark license agreement.




Without prior approval and express written permission, you may not create frames around our Web pages or use other techniques that alter in any way the visual presentation or appearance of our Web site.


Reservation of Rights


We reserve the right at any time and in its sole discretion to request that you remove all links or any particular link to our Web site. You agree to immediately remove all links to our Web site upon such request. We also reserve the right to amend these terms and conditions and its linking policy at any time. By continuing to link to our Web site, you agree to be bound to and abide by these linking terms and conditions.


Removal of Links from our Website


If you find any link on our Web site or any linked web site objectionable for any reason, you may contact us about this. We will consider requests to remove links but will have no obligation to do so or to respond directly to you.


Whilst we endeavour to ensure that the information on this website is correct, we do not warrant its completeness or accuracy; nor do we commit to ensuring that the website remains available or that the material on the website is kept up to date.


Content Liability


We shall have no responsibility or liability for any content appearing on your Web site. You agree to indemnify and defend us against all claims arising out of or based upon your Website. No link(s) may appear on any page on your Web site or within any context containing content or materials that may be interpreted as libelous, obscene or criminal, or which infringes, otherwise violates, or advocates the infringement or other violation of, any third party rights.




To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, we exclude all representations, warranties and conditions relating to our website and the use of this website (including, without limitation, any warranties implied by law in respect of satisfactory quality, fitness for purpose and/or the use of reasonable care and skill). Nothing in this disclaimer will:


limit or exclude our or your liability for death or personal injury resulting from negligence;

      limit or exclude our or your liability for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation;

limit any of our or your liabilities in any way that is not permitted under applicable law; or exclude any of our or your liabilities that may not be excluded under applicable law.


The limitations and exclusions of liability set out in this Section and elsewhere in this disclaimer: (a) are subject to the preceding paragraph; and (b) govern all liabilities arising under the disclaimer or in relation to the subject matter of this disclaimer, including liabilities arising in contract, in tort (including negligence) and for breach of statutory duty.


To the extent that the website and the information and services on the website are provided free of charge, we will not be liable for any loss or damage of any nature.


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