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About New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts...
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
39 W. 19th St.
New York, NY 10011
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Welcome to The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts! We understand that deciding how and where to pursue your professional acting career is one of life’s biggest decisions. We offer an individualized and collaborative learning experience to realize your potential and transform you from a student into an actor who works. We believe the sooner you can start your career, the better.

In the conservatory environment, you will work all day, every day strictly on your craft. Our immersive, highly disciplined professional actor training programs are designed to give you the tools for a successful career as an actor in film, television and musical theater. All students graduate with the tools in hand to get work—including a professional reel and network of industry contacts.

What else makes NYCDA different? Read on.


Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
High School GPA
Accepts Common App


Net Price
$39,268/ year
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$10,008/ year
Students Receiving Financial Aid


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    $30,400/ year
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    When it comes to learning the craft of TV & Film Acting the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts certainly gives young actors all of the tools required for a successful and fulfilled career in the field.

    The schools is outfitted with a variety of different studios for voice, movement, and on-camera training, which are also made available to students for private rehearsals during the week. Furthermore, the teaching staff of the school are seasoned professionals in all areas of the dramatic art, allowing them to not only tutor students on a variety of different techniques, but also to provide them information on the industry and give them the necessary training to be marketable and bookable after they graduate.

    Simply put, the school not only provides us with the tools to be successful, but also the habits an actor needs to remain sharp and strong in their craft for the entirety of their career, and this, in my opinion, is what makes the school stand out from the crowd.
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    I first went to the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts for their summer program. It was after their one month intensive did I truly fall in love with the craft. The professors are all either current or former working actors in the industry so they all speak from experience. The courses are all very informative and important to one’s acting training. The school is located just a few blocks from Union Square and is currently comprised of 3 floors with many studios for acting, voice, and dance. Overall, this school is excellent and works at their hardest to help their students succeed in the acting world.
    My experience so far has been amazing. Coming from a different country, I didn’t think it would be an easy experience and easily adaptable. However the school has taught me so much about the craft already in such a short time and has taught me even more about the industry and discipline in the same breathe. It’s been amazing to let go fully in the classes and develop a side in me that I’ve restricted for a number of years. I honestly love waking up knowing I’m going to travel there- amazing experience so far.

    It would be nice to see the signing in system updated a bit and for more work on cross section social and possibly showcases a bit more often.