The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts

Basic Information

Address: 39 W 19th ST. New York, NY, 10011
Phone Number: 212.812.4080
President: Richard Omar
Admissions Director: Bryce Russell

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Additional Information

School Type: Conservatory
Public/Private: Private
Gender Preference: Coed
Historical Black College/University: No
Hispanic Serving Institute: No
School Setting:

Our campus is located in Manhattan’s historic Flatiron district, 20 blocks south of the Broadway Theater District, occupying three brightly-colored floors of classrooms, dance studios, camera studios, private voice studios, podcast studio, voice-over studio, two student lounges, a fresh food mini-market and a library. Wi-fi access is available throughout.

School Size: 400
Classroom Size: 16 students
Student/Teacher Ratio: 16:1
Housing Availability:


Type of Housing: Suite-style apartments in residential dormitory with 24/7 attended front desk
Diversity: Domestic and International Students.


Financial Aid:

FAFSA grants and awards are available as well as awards from the New York Conservatory

Degree Programs:

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.

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.

Computer Capabilities:

PC lab available

Admissions Requirements: 1. Submit and application: 2. Audition through one of our many in-person or virtual options. 3. Complete your FAFSA to learn what grants and awards are available from the New York Conservatory. 4. Complete your application with transcripts, essay, and recommendation letters.
Auditions: At The New York Conservatory, the audition will be a short workshop. Your auditor will evaluate how well you have prepared, and how you respond to criticism and direction. They will work with you on your performance to allow you to experience The Conservatory’s methodology. They will also get to know a little more about you through a conversation about your goals, hobbies, and interests.
Admissions Deadline: Rolling Admissions

The New York Conservatory Open House
The New York Conservatory Experience
Conservatory Fridays
Thespian Events

Productions: Final Reel Project: The last project of senior year will be the filming of Final Reel, where students work on a set with a professional crew to film a monologue that will form their initial actor's reel. Musical Theater Performances: Every student is cast in a performance each semester. Musical revues, selected scenes, song cycles and a full production in final semester mean you are always rehearsing for performance in front of an audience.
Summer Sessions:

Our 4-week Summer Intensive Training Programs are designed to give promising actors an intensive skill-building experience. Whether you are already working in the industry, studying acting in college, or still in high school, our programs are built to offer you the personalized training you need. Classes meet weekdays 9-6. Class size is limited to 16 to maximize individual attention.You will be assigned to a class based on age, experience level and a placement audition when you arrive for the program.
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International Students:

The New York Conservatory welcomes students from around the world. In any year, around 15% of our student body are non-resident international students. Our international admissions team works closely with each student on the admissions and visa process, and Student Services and our international student community help each international student settle in and feel at home in New York City.