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Admission to all acting, directing and playwriting classes and conservatory programs offered by The Acting Studio - New York is by application and require an personal interview with the studio director or instructor. Admission to Voice/Speech, Foreign Accent Reduction, and Stage Combat classes and Personal Coaching do not require an interview. Minimum age requirement* for all classes is 18 years, with the exception of the Meisner For Teens Acting Workship which is for ages 11-17. Student admission is at the discretion of the studio directors. Applicants are measured by their character, by their ability to demonstrate their commitment and articulate their goals, and in cases for the more advanced classes, by their previous experience and/or training. International and out-of-town applicants may be interviewed by telephone or Skype phone after the studio is in receipt of a properly completed application. All applicants will be notified by email regarding their admission to a class, program or conservatory. *There are sometime exceptions pending on previous experience and parental permission.

TO APPLY ONLINE (click here for application)
Fill out the application information form in its entirety and upload only one recent photo/snapshot of yourself or your acting headshot/resume if you have one before clicking "submit." 

Upon receipt of your application, the studio will contact you to complete your registration or to schedule an interview if applying for an acting, directing or playwriting class. If you do not hear from the studio within 24 hours after submitting your application,  please contact us at admissions@actingstudio.com.

PLEASE NOTE: The following is for the
1-Year Acting For Film & Theatre Conservatory Applicants ONLY
Applicants applying for the One-year Conservatory must complete the admissions application in its entirety and submit all of the following along with their application:

  1. Applicant must upload a recent photo along with their application. (headshot/resume is optional but not required)
  2. Applicant must submit a letter of recommendation attesting to their personal character from a non-professional who has known them for at least five years.
  3. Applicant may also submit (optional) a letter of recommendation from an acting/performance professional or teacher who has worked with the applicant.
  4. Applicant must submit a brief statement of intent explaining why they are seeking conservatory training at The Acting Studio – New York.
  5. Applicant must pay a $75. application fee.
  6. Applicant must have a personal, one-on-one, interview with the studio director James Price to be scheduled after application, and all support materials and fee have been received.


NOTE: The Acting Studio - New York does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, nationality, sexual orientation or ethnic origin in its admissions policy, financial aid or scholarship programs, or any other school-administrated programs.  However, we do discriminate against mediocrity, narrow thinking, laziness and the lack of professionalism in matters of conduct.


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