conservatory training + college degree

Earn an Associate Degree and start your career, or transfer your credits and continue on to a BA or BFA. 4-Week Summer Intensive Programs offer up to six transferable college credits.

Programs of study

Film & Television Performance

Grounded in Meisner technique, the two-year Film and Television Performance curriculum develops the technique, discipline and business knowledge required to succeed in screen and voice-over acting. Earn an Associate Degree in Occupational Studies, Film and Television Performance.

musical theater performance

Two-year Musical Theater Performance Program teaches the skills to tell the story – as an actor first. Rigorous courses in acting, voice, dance, and theater business ready students to work in the industry, on stage and on camera. Earn an Associate Degree in Occupational Studies, Musical Theater Performance.

Summer intensives

Four-week Summer intensive Training in Acting for Film & TV or Musical Theater Performance enables experienced performers to work on skill-building, and novice performers to sample the life of an actor living and working in New York City. Each course delivers six college credits. Two-week Intensives offer skill building is specific disciplines.

What Our students say

The Musical Theater program here at NYCDA gives every student the tools they need to build their own toolbox. Every performer is unique, and individuality is stressed and maintained.

Samantha - Spruce, MI

The level of professional training I have received from NYCDA in such a short time is astounding, and will last me a lifetime!

Sydney - South Jordan, Utah