NYCDA Summer Programs

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 2019 Summer Training Programs is $3,500 (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 $1,400 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 1, 2019
Orientation & Placement AuditionsJune 2, 2019
Classes StartJune 3, 2019
Last Day of ClassesJune 28, 2019
Housing Check-outJune 29, 2019
Housing Check-in July 6, 2019
Orientation & Placement AuditionsJuly 7, 2019
Classes StartJuly 8, 2019
Last Day of ClassesAugust 2, 2019
Housing Check-outAugust 3, 2019