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Actors study for thirty-two weeks per year over the course of two years.

Classes meet Monday through Friday.  Classes typically start between 9 or 10am and end by 2 or 3pm.  Additionally, all Conservatory members have class from 6:30-10:00pm on Wednesday evenings at the NYC Studio. Actors train for a minimum of 19 hours per week. Outside rehearsal and preparation is required to supplement class work.

Studying the work of world-class performers in-person is an essential part of an actor’s development.  For this reason, Conservatory members are expected to attend Broadway and Off-Broadway productions once a month.  The Conservatory secures group tickets for these outings.  Often these productions are followed by a talk-back with the cast members.

The first year provides actors with a solid foundation in the fundamentals of acting, voice, speech, and movement. The training is diagnostic, prescriptive and all-encompassing. Actors develop an unshakable skill set based on each individual’s needs.  The first year ensemble focuses on the understanding and application of Guideposts in conjunction with Viewpoints work and The Four Agreements, among other practical and philosophical methods. This balanced and inter-disciplinary approach develops an understanding of the Art, the Business, and the Spirituality of Acting. By exposing first year students to a wide array of techniques, they are equipped to function effectively in any situation from classical to contemporary texts, from theater to television and film.

The second year focuses on the application of the skills developed in year one. Instruction is geared toward preparing actors for the transition from student to working professional.  Students write, direct, produce, edit and act in their own short films. Master Classes with highly accomplished Industry professionals allow for specialized study.  Conservatory training culminates in an industry presentation for agents, managers, and casting directors in New York City and student Film Festival.


    • Acting
    • Voice & Speech
    • Movement
    • Alexander Technique
    • Improvisation
    • Masks
    • Theatrical Clown
    • Actors Colloquium
    • Theater History & Dramaturgy
    • Voice-Over Acting


  • Acting
  • Voice & Speech
  • Movement
  • Alexander Technique
  • Shakespeare in Performance
  • Actors Colloquium
  • On-Camera
  • Film History & Filmmaking
  • Business of Acting
  • Film Festival
  • Industry Presentation

2017-2018 Academic Calendar:

Sunday September 10th, 2017: Orientation Weekend for First Year Ensemble

Monday September 11th, 2017: Opening Party

Wednesday September 13th, 2017: Conservatory training commences

Saturday November 18th – Sunday November 26th, 2017: Thanksgiving Break

Wednesday December 20th, 2017 – Monday January 1st, 2018: Winter Holiday Break

Saturday March 10th – Sunday March 18th, 2018: Spring Break

Sunday May 13th, 2018: Film History Film Festival

Monday May 14th, 2018: Spring Industry Presentation

Wednesday May 16th, 2018: Commencement Ceremony