NYCDA Summer Beginner and Advanced Acting and Musical Theater Programs allow aspiring actors to sample the life of a New York City actor.

Summer in The City 4-week intensive training programs offer beginning and advanced coursework in acting, on-camera performance and musical theater performance. Sample the New York City life of an actor while earning college transferable credits.

Registration to our Summer Acting Training Program is open to all domestic and international students who will be at least 16 years of age before the first day of the program. No application is necessary.

A non-refundable $400.00 tuition deposit is required to secure your place in the summer session of your choice.

We encourage all students and parents to contact the Admissions team at (212) 645-0030, to discuss whether the summer program is the right fit for you, prior to submitting your registration form and tuition deposit.

International summer acting students must obtain an F-1 student visa*. NYCDA is authorized to issue form I-20 through the Student Exchange and Visitor Information System (SEVIS).

*NOTE: Citizens of Canada, Bermuda or residents of certain other islands described in 8 CFR 212.1(a), generally do not need a visa.

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Tuition for the 2018 Summer Training Programs is $3,420 (includes the enrollment deposit of $400).


The New York Conservatory student residence is on 3rd Street in the heart of the East Village. The residence features many amenities, including 24/7 security, free wireless internet, air conditioning, an on-site fitness center, student lounge and sundeck, on-site laundry, and stunning views of New York City. Please note: Curfew is enforced for students under 18 years of age.

Rates start at $1,360 for the summer term (this includes a $300 non-refundable housing deposit). An additional $150 refundable damage deposit will be required prior to move-in. Housing is limited and is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Meal plans are not available; students are encouraged to budget accordingly.


A 30-day unlimited MetroCard is the recommended mode of transportation for students and costs $121.00. Students can purchase MetroCards at all New York City subway stations.

Important Dates

June Session 
Housing Check-in June 2, 2018
Orientation & Placement AuditionsJune 3, 2018
Classes StartJune 4, 2018
Last Day of ClassesJune 29, 2018
Housing Check-outJune 30, 2018
July Session 
Housing Check-in July 7, 2018
Orientation & Placement AuditionsJuly 8, 2018
Classes StartJuly 9, 2018
Last Day of ClassesAugust 3, 2018
Housing Check-outAugust 4, 2018