FAQ Financial Questions Regarding Weekly Payments
Do you offer payment plans?
We give students the choice to pay in full or have weekly payments debited from a credit card or bank account.
When are weekly payments due?
Tuition payments are due every Friday. If your weekly tuition isn’t paid by Monday, it will be charged to the card or bank account on file.
If I miss a week do I still have to pay for the week I missed?
If your child cannot attend any class for any reason, tuition is still due for that instruction week.
What is the late fee policy?
The student cannot participate in any Dominique Becton Film & Acting Academy classes or activities until the student‘s account has been brought to a current status.
Do I have to have a credit card on file?
To ensure that tuition is current for every student attending DBFAA, we now require that each family who is not paying for the entire session up front have a credit card on file with our Business Office.
Is my banking information secure?
When you place a card on file with us, your information will be kept safe and secure. We will only charge your card for the amount you have authorized for weekly tuition.
What’s the purpose of the registration fee?
This fee helps offset the administrative cost of setting up your student in our class-management system.
What is the refund policy?
To cancel your enrollment in the Dominique Becton Film & Acting Academy, you must notify the Business Office via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) at least five days before the Monday you would like to stop attending. Please include your child's name and reason for cancellation in the email.
FAQ About In-Person Classes
Does my child need any prior acting or filmmaking experience to join classes?
No prior acting experience is required to take any of the classes.
How long is the session?
Each session is eight weeks.
For the filmmaking & acting classes, how often do students meet, and how long does the course last?
Students meet twice a week in the evenings, and classes last one hour and 30 minutes. The classes start at 6 pm.
For the Little Performers class, how often do students meet, and how long does the course last?
Students meet once a week on Saturdays, and classes last one hour and 30 minutes. The course starts at 10 am.
When do students start to film?
We film approximately on the 4th or 5th week of the session on the weekends.
Are parents & guardians allowed on set?
Only one parent or guardian 18 and up is allowed on set with students.
When are the class projects shown at a movie theater?
Approximately 2-3 weeks after the session has ended.
Is there an absence policy?
The instructor will talk to the parent if the student misses two classes during the week. If a student consistently misses classes the following week, the student will be dropped from the course.
Does DBFAA offer any make-up classes?
At this time, DBFAA doesn’t offer any make-up classes.
Do parents get a copy of students’ filmed productions?
Parents will receive a copy of filmed productions a day after the DBFAA movie night premiere event.
FAQ About Covid Saftey Guidelines
LA County Department of Public Health (LACDPH) has recommended in their most recent update that customers, guests, or patrons must wear masks at all times when indoors in public settings, regardless of an individual’s vaccination status. DBFAA staff will be working hard to maintain an environment of safety for everyone who enters our facility.
Are masks required to be worn at all times in the facility and classroom?
Yes, students are required to wear well-fitting, non-cloth masks with a nose wire. Masks are required to be worn at all times while in the classroom and facility.
Do you sanitize the classroom?
DBFAA staff will sanitize classrooms before and after class.
Will, there be temperature checks?
We'll conduct temperature checks and ensure students use the automated hand sanitizer & temperature machine.
Who should stay home?
If your child is showing signs of illness (cough, runny nose, sneezing, stomach, etc.), that child should stay home.
Can I stay in the facility while my child is inside the classroom?
To maintain a healthy and safe environment, only students and staff are allowed inside the classrooms and lobby area. No parents or outside guests will be allowed past the reception area. Staff will be present to make sure your child gets to their designated classroom safely.
Where do I pick up my child after class?
Parents can meet students on the 1st level of the facility. Students will be accompanied by staff as they for their parents to arrive.
What safety protocols do you follow when students are filming?
We ask students to get tested 2 days prior to the film date. If a test comes back positive students will not be able to film.