Funded, in part, by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, an agency supported, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts.
*The National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts is not affiliated with the Federal Government, the District of Columbia Government, or any other state or local government. The "National" in the name of the institution refers only to our location.
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Our Training Philosophy

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Washington, DC 20007
United States

The Conservatory provides a structured, full time, immersive program that encourages collaboration, imagination, and innovation. With our team of working professional actors and directors, we also emphasize individual attention and small class size – typically no more than ten students per class. 

Instructors at the Conservatory help foster and sustain a creative working environment that is respectful and nurturing of each person’s creativity and individuality. The atmosphere can be intense, but is always supportive. ​Geared toward training the next generation of professional actors, the Conservatory’s curriculum includes a strong focus on the business of acting: audition and callback technique, marketing and branding, business planning, and budgeting.