▶ Introduction - Full Time Conservatory Program

First Year

Education at an acting conservatory is specialized. Serious, responsible and highly motivated applicants are sought for admission. All entering students must have received a high school diploma or have completed a GED program. A grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 is expected.

Admission to the Academy is selective. Each candidate is evaluated individually based on dramatic ability or potential, academic qualifications and readiness in terms of maturity and motivation to benefit from the program.

Candidates may pursue admission into the First Year class in the Fall or Winter Term. The courses in Fall and Winter are identical in curriculum and format. Students from both groups, if invited to return, join the same Second Year class the following fall.

Second Year

Admission to the Second Year is by invitation. After the conclusion of the First Year, invitations are extended to those students considered by the faculty and administration ready for the advanced work of the Second Year.

Summer programs

Summer programs offer you the flexibility to choose four weeks of intensive conservatory training or to focus completely on one aspect of your career for two weeks. Whether you choose to study in New York or Los Angeles you will find teachers who share your passion and are committed to helping you prepare for a meaningful career.

These rewarding programs are designed for advanced students and beginners. Class sections are assigned to accommodate similarity of background, maturity and objectives. Students must be 16 years of age by first day of class.

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