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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. 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. In order to continue on to the Two Year Conservatory after the first year, students must receive positive evaluations by their instructors, maintain good attendance and be in good standing with The Institute.

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

There are four start dates per year: Fall (September), Winter (January), Spring (April) and Summer(July).


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 terms, or the student has the choice of completing all six terms without a break.

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 12-week terms) of consecutive study and be in excellent standing with the Institute for the entire duration of the program in order to proceed to the 2nd year.


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