Gives students the opportunity to further refine their aesthetic and process acting in and designing four full stage productions with two-week performance schedules.

Engages students in the creation of short films both as actors and film makers from writing through editing.

Allows students to further expand their network through participation in Casting Workshops with leading area casting directors and artistic directors.

Provides 900 hours of instruction and practice over two semesters - completed in 8 months.

Is open to students who have completed the Conservatory Acting Program or a similar program at another institution.

Acting On Camera

1556 Wisconsin Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20007
United States

Provides 1800 hours of instruction and practice over four semesters - which is completed in 16 months.

Phone:   202 333 2202


Gives students the foundation they need to build a strong aesthetic, creative process and understanding of the industry and working in it.

Includes students ranging in age from 19 to 60+ with 27 being the average age.

Rehearsal Project Showcase

Actor Training Programs

Has both daytime (11AM - 3PM) and evening (6PM - 10PM) programs which accommodate most work schedules.

​​​​​The Advanced Acting Program

​​​​The Conservatory Acting Program​​

Funded, in part, by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, an agency supported, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts.
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Washington's Accredited Actor Training Studio

Actor Training Programs

​​​​Is open to all adults with a passion and who have - at minimum - completed high school.

Conservatory Alumni