Start Date: September 3, 2019
Class Hours: 30 Hours per Week, Mondays-Thursdays
Tuition: $8,200 per semester
The 3-Year Conservatory is a cohesive, MFA-equivalent program that prepares the student actor for the creative challenges of the acting profession by providing students with a solid craft that guarantees continued growth as a creative artist. The academic year spans from September through May and the studio takes in a new class of students in September of every year.
The First Year
The first year of the program focuses on providing students a foundation from which to grow through a firm acting technique, voice and speech work, movement and physical exploration, as well as contemporary and classical scene work. Students will develop a facile and responsive body, a strong and clear voice, and clear understanding of the studio’s technique.
Classes: Acting Technique, Contemporary Scene Study, Improvisation, Alignment/Sourcework, Script Interpretation, Character, Shakespeare, Voice and Speech, Neutral Mask, Classical Scene Study
The Second Year
The second year concentrates on applying the tools learned in the first year through intense contemporary and classical scene work, with continued voice and speech work and an exploration of physical acting. Students begin performance through a language project, finally culminating in a performance presentation of a classical play in rehearsal format. Also throughout this year students begin preparing for the profession through auditions, working with industry professionals, and learning how to produce self-generated work.
Classes: Classical Scene Study, Voice and Speech, Contemporary Scene Study, Physical Acting, On-Camera Master Class, Movement for Actors, Script Interpretation, Audition Preparation, Acting Technique, Self Generated Theatre
The Final Year
The final year consists of the creation of an original movement-oriented piece followed by three performances of plays – one classical and two contemporary, open to the public. Students will also have master classes in stage combat, taught by renowned fight director J. Steven White, and on preparing for the acting profession and industry with renowned director Peter Flynn as well as former Bernard Telsey + Co Associate Casting Director Stephanie Yankwitt. This is followed by industry meetings and an opportunity to audition for the showcase.
Classes: Business of Acting, Classical Workshop, Voice Language & Text, Physical Acting, Stage Combat, Special Guest Master Class, Acting Technique for Film
Admission is by interview and audition. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older, and must submit the following:
- A completed application form.
- Headshot and Resume
- Two letters of recommendation, including the referee’s address and telephone number. The letters should be from teacher or persons who can supply a recommendation as to the applicant’s character and potential. Referees may be contacted directly.
- A $65 non-refundable application fee (payable to Stella Adler Studio of Acting, Inc).
The audition should consist of two monologues: one classical and one contemporary, no longer than 90 seconds each. Phone Interviews and Video Auditions are acceptable, if necessary. Video Auditions can be uploaded through the Online Application Portal. After the interview and audition have taken place, applicants will be formally notified by phone regarding their acceptance in the program.
*prices, curriculum, and faculty subject to change