Professional Conservatory

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The Professional Conservatory (Two Year Conservatory) 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 Professional Conservatory (Two Year Conservatory) is the apex of all training programs at the Art of Acting Studio. In this exclusive program students learn tools and techniques to better engage their imagination, to analyze text deeply and accurately, to create rich, specific characters, to engage the body and voice fully and to work professionally and creatively on both stage and screen. The goal of this program is to fully prepare students for both the craft and business of acting. Classes are five days a week, and for the September Start, classes are between 7PM and 11PM. As such, the training is intense and intended to produce a comprehensive conservatory experience over the length of two years. Class size is limited to 16 students. By audition only. For information about the current curriculum, please download the school catalog here.

We are accepting applications for January 2019 & September 2019. 

The application deadline for January 2019 is October 26, 2018. 

The application deadline for September 2019 is March 15, 2019.


The Professional Conservatory January 2019 – Begins January 21, 2019.
Price: $5750 per semester, Four semesters in total.

Admission to the conservatory program is by interview and audition. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older, and must submit the following: 1. A completed application form. 2. Headshot and Resume 3. Two letters of recommendation, including the referee’s address and telephone number. The letters should be from teacher or persons who can supply a recommendation as to the applicant’s character and potential. Referees may be contacted directly. 4. A $65 non-refundable application fee (payable to the Art of Acting Studio).

The Audition The audition should consist of two monologues, one classical and one contemporary, no longer than 90 seconds each. Phone Interviews and Video Auditions are acceptable, if necessary. Audition videos can be uploaded through the Online Application Portal. After the interview and audition have taken place, applicants will be formally notified by phone regarding their acceptance decision for the program. *prices, curriculum, and faculty subject to change. Application deadline: March 15

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