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2 Year Conservatory – NYC Campus




The Two Year Conservatory Program  is dedicated to providing students with a concentrated, conservatory-style program that embodies a specific level of technique and actor training. Students leave with a solid foundation in Lee Strasberg’s Method Acting technique, as well as a strong knowledge about how to move forward with their careers and tackle pursuant artistic challenges.

Upon successful completion of the Two Year Professional Acting Conservatory Program, students will receive a formal Certificate of Merit. 


The Two-Year Conservatory Certificate Program) in New York consists of six 12-Week sessions of full-time study (22 classroom hours a week). Students 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)

Electives offered vary by session. Please see Class Descriptions for a full list of potential class offerings.

Students complete their initial three semesters of this program consecutively. A student may take one term off before completing their final three semesters, or the student has the choice of completing all six semesters in succession. 

Two Year Conservatory students register for, participate in and successfully complete, the final Conservatory Performance class and production.

Students who wish to complete the Two Year Conservatory (Certificate Program) must complete an initial 36 WEEKS (3 SEMESTERS) of consecutive study and be in excellent standing with the Institute for the entire duration of the program


72 Weeks (Six 12-week Terms) At 22 Hours Per Week

The tuition may be paid in full, or in 6 installments, each installment always to be paid before registering for classes for each session


$39,150 ($150 non-refundable registration fee already included).

Or six installments of $6650 due prior to registering for each session



$39,250 ($250 non-refundable registration fee already included).

Or three installments of $6750 due prior to registering for each session

Winter 202111/1 Update: Online

The Lee Strasberg Institute announces that Winter 2021 term classes will begin with fully online instruction, per State & Local guidance.

Click here for Winter online classes in New York City. | Click here for Winter online classes for Los Angeles.

The Institute is also offering new short-term online only classes. See Online Acting

Please note that the State of California color-coded reopening system does not permit any in-person instruction until the County is at least in the red tier (25% capacity). Los Angeles remains in purple.