Summer Conservatory

Summer Conservatory

Dates: July 6 – August 14, 2020 – New Dates!
Duration: 6 Weeks, 32 Hours a Week
Tuition: $3300
Application Deadline Extended: April 15th, 2020

UPDATE: (3/23/2020) The Summer Conservatory will now begin on Monday, July 6, 2020, instead of the previously scheduled June 1. The delayed start date is offered in an effort to offer actors a chance to pursue their summer training plans while observing the important social distancing measures advised by the authorities. The program will now run for 6 weeks with 32 hours of classes per week.

The Summer Conservatory (Summer Program) is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theater (NAST) and approved by the Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education of California(BPPE).  For more information on NAST, Click here.  For more information on the BPPE, Click here.

The Summer Conservatory is a 6-week, foundation-building course which approximates a full term of our Conservatory Program. Classes include Acting Technique, Improvisation, Scene Study, Shakespeare, Movement, On-Camera and Voice & Speech. The program begins with an orientation and ends with a presentation of contemporary and classical scene work. We find the growth demonstrated by the end of the ten weeks palpable, deeply encouraging and an affirmation of our mission.  This is a six-week, 32-hours-per-week intensive.

Summer Conservatory Courses (hours per week)*
Acting Technique (6 hours)
Scene Study (6 hours)
Movement (4 hours)
Voice & Speech (4 hours)
Improvisation (4 hours)
Shakespeare (4 hours)
Acting for Film & Television (4 hours)

Admission Information

Important Student Visa Update: After much discussion with SEVP regarding student visa matters, We are sorry to report that the studio will be unable to accept additional international students for the summer programs in 2020 due to the travel and visa limitations currently in place across the globe. International students will be eligible once again for the Summer Conservatory in 2021.

Admission to the Summer Conservatory is by entrance interview. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older. Applicant must submit the following:

  1. A completed Online Application Form
  2. Headshot (Photo) and Resume (CV)
  3. A $45 non-refundable application fee (payable to Art of Acting Studio)


Once the studio receives the submitted application and supporting materials, an associate will contact the applicant to schedule the interview. Interviews can be done in-person or by phone.