Want to Become an Actor?
Then Learn From Working Actors!

So you want to become an actor – maybe you have for as long as you can remember.
You’ve always had the drive and talent to entertain people.

Are you ready to develop that raw talent and ambition into an acting career? Then you need to apply to the New York Conservatory for the Dramatic Arts.

At NYCDA, our faculty of working actors bring their decades of industry experience together into a “living curriculum.” Simply put, our classes aren’t just coursework, but an adapting educational experience designed to support each student’s individuality and growth as an actor.

What does this mean for you? Your education is personalized to your needs. Taught in small classrooms, each one of our students has ample 1-on-1 time with our instructors. And, if accepted, you’ll be acting in our productions, because you can’t land professional jobs without experience!

In our Professional Training Programs, each student discovers their specific strengths and weaknesses and develops an individualized plan to become an actor that the industry wants to work with. While many universities provide acting education in addition to their normal offerings, NYCDA lets you get a 2-year degree through a personalized program that doesn’t make you take math classes when you should be learning how to handle an audition.

The New York Conservatory for the Dramatic Arts is more than just an acting school. We’re an affordable and realistic path to following your dreams, and achieving a career in film and television.

We give you the training and confidence you need to get ahead. From the ability to analyze scenes, to developing your voice, to working on web-content, we even teach you how to best communicate with casting agents and directors. We’ll immerse you in knowledge and experience until you have the tools you need to succeed as an actor. And as a bonus, we’ll do it in the heart of NYC. Our student residence is comfortable, secure, and staffed 24-7.

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Are you interested? Then stop dreaming about becoming an actor, and act! Apply for admission at NYCDA today! If you need more information, please reach out to us and we’ll get you anything you need to help make your decision.

Generous scholarships are awarded to students based on their audition performances and financial need, so click here to book an audition. Don’t worry if you’re far away from our audition tour dates – we accept Skype and video auditions.

Thank you for taking the time to consider us. If you are as serious as we are about acting, we think you’ll discover that The New York Conservatory is your next step.