take a step toward your

musical theatre career

hone your talent at the new york conservatory

Do you dream of singing on broadway?

At the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts, you’ll find a community that shares your passion for musical theater. Our two-year program for actors will train you intensively in singing, dancing, and acting, while giving you access to working professionals in the industry, and on-stage experience in New York.

NYCDA’s conservatory education experience is unique in New York City.

Our graduates earn an AOS degree in Musical Theatre Performance while gaining practical on-stage experience. Our program is designed with special features that prepare you to make your professional debut.


    Small group workshops with successful Broadway performers, choreographers, and directors.


    Personal guidance in preparing audition pieces that suit your strengths.


    Musical revues, selected scenes, and even fully staged performances in the final semester. When you attend a literal musical theater college, you’re always given opportunities to rehearse your specialty.


    Casting directors and industry professionals tell you how to impress them, giving essential feedback on your song, dance and monologue.

A Specialized Acting School – A Comprehensive Education in Acting

As a Musical Theatre major at NYCDA, you’ll receive top-level training in voice, movement, dance, and music theory, with a grounding in dramatic technique. With small class sizes and a faculty made up of experienced actors and directors, you'll get the time and expert attention you need to grow as a performer. We lead each student down a proven path to their degree, and to becoming a complete, seasoned, and confident actor.

NYCDA’s fast-paced Musical Theatre degree program lets you decide what comes next: If you see yourself going on to a bachelor’s degree before entering professional life, our articulation agreement with The New School in New York City makes it a seamless transition. If you’re eager to launch your professional acting career in just two years, the New York Conservatory is one of the few theater colleges that make it possible.

Do you have raw talent for musical acting, and the drive to refine that talent through constant practice? Do you want to study in New York, become immersed in the NYC theater culture, and be prepared for roles on any stage in the world? And to do all that with a musical theater degree in hand, relatively quick, leaving you with a ton of future options?

Apply today and schedule an audition for the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts! Scholarships may be offered based on financial need and audition performance.