Summer Conservatory

Summer Conservatory

Summer Conservatory Class of 2018

Dates: June 5th – August 11th, 2023
Duration: 10 Weeks, 22 hours per week of classes
Tuition: $4095
Application Deadline Extended: April 1st, 2023

The Summer Conservatory (Summer Program) is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre (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 the studio’s most popular summer training program, giving actors a chance to experience this rigorous foundation-building course that highlights the core curriculum of our Professional Conservatory. Classes with our world-renowned faculty include Acting Technique, Improvisation, Scene Study, Shakespeare, Movement, On-Camera and Voice & Speech. We find the growth demonstrated by the end of the 10 weeks palpable, deeply encouraging and an affirmation of our belief that “growth as an actor and growth as a human being are synonymous.” This is a 10-week, 22-hour-per-week intensive.

Class Hours per Week:
Scene Study – 4 hours
Acting Technique – 3 hours
Voice & Speech – 3 hours
Shakespeare – 3 hours
Movement – 3 hours
Improvisation – 3 hours
On-Camera Acting – 3 hours

The Audition

To audition for the 2023 Summer Conservatory we request you submit a self-tape using the online form below (step 2 in Admission Information). Please treat this as you would a Professional opportunity.

You must record a contemporary monologue from a published play that is memorised and should be no longer than 90 seconds in length.

Please ensure you have good lighting and sound is audible.

Each video must be titled as LAST NAME_FIRST NAME_MONOLOGUE

Auditions will not be reviewed without a submitted application. You should hear back from a member of our Admissions Team within 14 days of submission.

Once complete, please see steps below.

Admission Information

Admission to the Summer Conservatory is by audition and entrance interview. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older. International students can participate in this program under the F1 Student Visa. Applicant must submit the following:

  1. A completed Online Application Form
  2. Use this online form to submit your self-tape
  3. Headshot (Photo) and Resume (CV)
  4. A $50 non-refundable application fee (payable to Art of Acting Studio)


Once the studio receives the submitted application, audition and supporting materials, an associate will contact the applicant to schedule the interview. Interviews will be conducted via Zoom.


Students who are accepted into the Summer Conservatory Program are eligible to apply for Scholarships towards the tuition cost of this program. Applicants may indicate in their interview or on their application that they wish to apply separately for this.

COVID-19 Policy: COVID-19 vaccines will be mandated for all in-person classes at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting in New York and Art of Acting Studio in Los Angeles. Please visit the studio’s Health & Safety page for the latest updates and a list of measures the studio has taken to protect the community against COVID-19: