1556 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Washington DC 20007           202-333-2202


The Conservatory caters to students from all walks of life: from recent high school graduates to the recently retired. Whether you have never acted before or you have been performing since you were a child, NCDA provides the training a guidance needed to take the step into the world of professional acting. What are you waiting for?

Admission to the Conservatory is a three-step process:

  • The first step isvisiting the school and taking
    a tour.  We believe that’s the best way for you
    to determine if the Conservatory is the right
    choice for you.  You can either schedule a
    private meeting with an admissions 
    representative or attend one of our Open
    Houses and see the school in the company
    of other prospective students.  You’re also
    welcome to attend any of the
    free student performancesthat are open to the general public – they’re a great way to see what you’ll be doing in your second year of training.  To schedule a private visit, attend an Open House or see a free performance, please call us at 202-333-2202.

  • The second step is to complete the application for admission - including ordering an official transcript from your high school/college/grad school. The application is included in the information packet you receive when you visi the schol either one-on-one or at an open house. 

  • The final step involves auditioning for members of our senior faculty after participating in a one-on-one monologue workshop with a faculty member.  The free monologue workshop provides student applicants with an excellent preview of the training they will receive in the classroom and allows the  Conservatory to assess individual students’ readiness to benefit from its actor-training curricula.  The workshop and audition can be scheduled either during an initial visit or at a subsequent visit, depending upon your preference and availability.Call today to start making your dream of working as an actor a reality.

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