​​​​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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​​Gives students the foundation they need to build a strong aesthetic and creative process and to understand what it's like to work in the industry.

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

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

​​​​​The Advanced Acting Program

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

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

1556 Wisconsin Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20007
United States


202 333 2202

Email: nficca@theconservatory.org

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

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

Acting On Camera

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

Provides 1,800 hours of instruction and practice over four semesters - which are completed in 16 months.

Conservatory Alumni

Rehearsal Project Showcase

Actor Training Programs

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

Actor Training Programs