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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


Dear Students and Prospective Students,

As news of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to develop, we wanted to take time to reassure our community that The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute is monitoring circumstances on a regular basis. We are committed to the well-being and education of our students, faculty and staff. Following in step as other universities and schools, we have transitioned to holding classes remotely in ways that are meaningful.

The Spring 2020 term will begin on April 20th.

These are unique times worthy of serious thought and implementing measures of caution. We trust that our Community will, as always, join together, to find new ways to collaborate, innovate, and continue doing the work we care so deeply about.

Please be sure to follow us on social media for events and updates during this time where we're all Safer at Home.
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