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1 Year Conservatory – NYC Campus



The One Year Conservatory follows the same course of study as the first nine months of the Two Year Conservatory. With 22 hours of classes per week, this program emphasizes the fundamental aspects of The Method while ensuring concentrated but broad-based instruction in voice, movement, and theatre history. Upon successful completion of this program, students can apply their coursework toward the Two Year Conservatory (Certificate Program). Completion of the One Year Conservatory provides a Letter of Completion. In order to continue on to the Two Year Conservatory, students must receive positive evaluations by their instructors, maintain good attendance and be in good standing with The Institute. There are four start dates per year: Fall (September), Winter (January), Spring (April) and Summer(July).


There are three 12-week terms consisting of 22 hours per week of study, for a total of 8-9 calendar months (Summer term is 10 weeks and 26 hours per week).  Once students register for their Program,  the administration will send a notification for the Program Orientation Date. Attending Orientation is mandatory. 

Students in this full-time One Year Conservatory must take the following classes each session:

2 Method Acting classes (4 hours each- for a total of 8 hours)
1 Voice class (2 hours)
1 Movement class (2 hours)
1 Theatre History class (2 hours)
Elective classes (8 hours)

Courses vary by session. Please see Class Descriptions for a list examples of potential class offerings.

Students who wish to successfully complete the One Year Conservatory Program must complete 3 terms of consecutive study (one academic year) and be in excellent standing with the Institute.


36 weeks at 22 Hours Per Week