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Welcome to The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts!

We know that deciding how and where to pursue your professional acting career is one of life’s biggest decisions. The New York Conservatory offers small class size and a collaborative learning experience to transform you from a student into an actor who works. We believe the sooner you can start your career, the better.

In the conservatory environment, you will work all day, every day strictly on your craft. Our highly disciplined training programs give you the tools for a successful career as an actor in film, television and musical theatre.

Students graduate with the tools in hand to get work—including a resume and network of industry contacts. Film & TV graduates will have a professional reel, and Musical Theatre graduates will have personalized repertoire book.


Stanley Nasberg
Jay Goldenberg Academic Chair Emeritus
Mike Dabidat Chief Executive Officer


Sara Buffamanti Artistic Director
Naima Warden Associate Artistic Director
Lisa Hildebrand Program Director of Musical Theatre

Welcome to The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts!