​​​​​​​​​​​​Conservatory Students

TRAIN with a faculty of working actors, directors, producers, casting directors, filmmakers, and playwrights.

BUILD the network they need to find work beyond their training through faculty and a strong local alumni base. 

ENJOY small class sizes - ten students per class maximum - with lots of individual attention and guidance.

PERFORM in a play every semester and participate fully in the rehearsal process.

ENGAGE in on-camera technique practice with state-of-the-art equipment and immediate feedback from faculty.

THRIVE in our intense, creative, and supportive family of artists.​​

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​To be successful in the increasingly competitive profession of acting, making a commitment to an intensive, focused period of training and practice is key.

It has been said that at least 10,000 hours of practice are required to be great at anything. The Conservatory has trained actors for careers in all media - stage, film, television, and more - since 1975. We feel safe in saying we have spent far more than 10,000 hours teaching years' worth of acting professionals.

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