500 8th Avenue, Floor 12 Suite 1, NYC, NY 10018
(212) 362-8141

What are you looking for?

Discipline and willingness to learn and grow.

We are highly selective in our search for motivated individuals who are dedicated to the development of their craft. We look for courage, playfulness, discipline, willingness to grow, generosity, curiosity and the ability to make choices that are personal, passionate, precise, political and provocative.

The Tom Todoroff Conservatory is an equal opportunity institution that does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, sexual orientation, race, religion, creed, handicap, color, ethnic origin, or national origin (as defined in the Rehabilitation Act of 1973) in selecting qualified applicants or administering its educational programs or admissions policies.


Do you have an age limit for applicants?

We are open to applicants 18 years and above. What makes an artist ready for training cannot be predicted by age or experience.


Upon completion of the two-year program will I receive a degree or diploma?

Two-Year Conservatory graduates receive a diploma.


Can my diploma be counted as credit toward my college degree?

This depends on the college or university. We have had students successfully petition to receive credit toward their degrees, but it will be up to your school to make this decision.

We also offer a degree track through our partner institution, Maharishi University of Management.  Contact conservatory@tomtodoroff.com for details.


Where do I find housing in New York City?

We have TT Team members ready to offer personalized guidance to each member of the incoming ensemble.

We also recommend checking out our Housing page (click here).


How do I audition remotely via Skype?

Open an account on Skype. Make sure your computer has a built in camera.  We highly recommend testing the connecting with a friend ahead of time.  If you need any further assistance before your audition, contact conservatory@tomtodoroff.com.


I have never studied acting before. Am I still eligible to join the Conservatory Program?

Previous acting experience is not a requirement to audition for the Conservatory program, as it does not necessarily indicate an individual’s potential for artistic development, if accepted. See “What are you looking for?” at the top of this page.


How and when do I pay the tuition?

Students in the Two-Year Conservatory program pay their tuition in installments. See the tuition schedule at the bottom of our Audition & Application page.


Do you offer scholarships or financial aid? Does the Tom Todoroff Conservatory qualify for student loans or government loan programs?

We keep Conservatory tuition fees as low as possible considering the quality of our faculty and training. As such, we cannot offer additional remission. We do not participate in U.S. government loans at this time.

That said, we’ve often found the tuition fees at institutions offering Federal Financial Aid to be higher than our own, even after the aid is applied.

We do offer a very limited number of payment plans to qualified individuals. Those interested in being considered for a payment plan must schedule a phone interview in advance of their audition by emailing conservatory@tomtodoroff.com. Payment plans will be assessed on a case by case basis. The strength of the individual’s application and audition will affect this decision.


When will admission decisions for the Two-Year Conservatory be announced?

You will be notified of your admission decision within two to four weeks of your audition.


What are the different programs offered by the Tom Todoroff Studio?

The Tom Todoroff Studio hosts a myriad of training programs for actors around the globe.

In New York, the Studio offers the Two-Year Conservatory for actors looking for comprehensive, professional training with high profile industry professionals.

The New York Weekly Class provides actors of all levels an artistic home where they may continue to develop and maintain their skill set. Registration for the Weekly Class is ongoing. Class meets one evening per week from 6:30-10:00pm. You must contact nycstudio@tomtodoroff.com or (212) 362-8141 to set up an interview.

The Tom Todoroff Studio also hosts a Summer Intensive in New York and Two-Day Intensives in the U.S., Canada, worldwide.

See “Acting Training” for further details on these programs.