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Looking Forward to a Career in Film and Television?

In the booming film and TV industries, new roles need to be filled by new actors; so it’s a great time to start an acting career. You might be able to find an open audition without training, but realistically, you won’t get prestigious parts - much less establish a full-time acting career - if you can’t impress casting directors with scene-stealing character and a practiced charisma. In other words, you need a convincing set of skills as a performer – the kind that comes from guided training with experienced professional actors and directors. We offer that training at the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts.

Fast-Track Your Training in New York City

Because even young actors aren’t getting any younger, NYCDA has created a two-year AOS degree program in Film and Television Performance. More intensive than your local acting classes, but two years shorter than a typical university acting program, our Film and Television degree prepares you for a fast launch of your professional acting career without sacrificing the quality of your education.

If your dream is to perform on Broadway, we offer a similar program in Musical Theatre.

  • Train to Act On-Camera

    Complete basic and advanced classes in the Meisner Technique, Movement for Actors, and Voice & Speech. Build the fundamentals that you’ll always rely on in your acting.

  • Learn the Acting Business

    Receive training in the business side of acting and complete a professional internship -- possible placements include casting directors, agents, producers, or theater companies.

  • Find Your Specialty

    At this acting school, your education is personalized to identify and build your strengths. Electives like improv, stand-up comedy, and combat for the camera are available.

  • Prepare for Your Debut

    Before graduating, you’ll perform for a jury of casting directors, hear their feedback, and you’ll put together a Final Reel to highlight your skills.

A Specialized Acting School – A Great Way to Reach Your Potential

As a Film and Television major at this premier New York acting school, you will benefit not only from our small class sizes, but also our culture of mentorship. Our classes are all taught by experienced professionals, some with decades of experience auditioning and winning roles in movies and on top shows, who take a real interest in passing on their skills to the next generation. Your teachers all know what it takes to become a working actor, and they want to help you achieve that for yourself.

The New York Conservatory is located in Manhattan’s beautiful Flatiron district, on three floors packed with studios, classrooms, student lounges, a library, and a fresh food mini-mart. Students are assisted in securing housing with professional student housing providers in New York. You’ll experience the life and culture of New York actors as you train!

If you feel like you’re ready to do the work and become a professional actor, then click the buttons below to sign up! Request information to find out when you can tour our campus at an open house, or meet us on our audition tour in a city near you. You can also audition online! We frequently offer scholarships to students based on their audition performances and financial need, so don’t hesitate to schedule your audition.

If you have more than passing interest in becoming an actor, you should take your goals seriously. Attending The New York Conservatory is more than “just taking acting classes” - it’s showing directors and casting agents that you were willing to put in the work, and that they can put you in their next major feature with confidence.

So why wait?