The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts is one of the best acting schools New York City has to offer. Every year we travel, see and audition thousands of aspiring actors only to allow a select few into our conservatory.
Simply put, great acting is great acting, whether it happens on a Broadway stage, the set of a feature film or daytime soap, or in a commercial voice-over booth. But crafting your performance for such varied venues is like knowing how to speak different languages-the rules are totally different. Your knowledge, skills and techniques have to be different as well.
NYCDA offers a choice of comprehensive programs to help launch your career. If a life in TV and film is your dream, there's no better training than our Film and Television Performance Program. And if you want to broaden your career opportunities to include the theater, and become a "triple threat" who's equally at home on stage and on camera, our Theater, Film and Television Performance Program is perfect for you. Since you don't have to choose a path until the end of the Platform Year, you'll have ample time to explore the differences, start discovering who you are as an actor, and feel confident in the direction you take.