Rigorous Professional Training

Begins August 28, 2023
Monday – Thursday

9am – 6pm et

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Application Deadlines

Application Due: April 1, 2023

Questions? Email admissions@atlantictheater.org.

The world-renowned conservatory program is a two year full-time course empowering aspiring acting professionals with technical, creative, personal rigor, and a lifelong community that fuels success beyond our doors. The curriculum includes instruction in a disciplined approach to script analysis, working truthfully moment-to-moment, and bringing these competencies together in performance of the material.


Full-Time Conservatory Training

Atlantic Alumna Gina Rodriguez (TIME Magazine photo by Rita Moreno)


  • Perform on one of Atlantic’s Off-Broadway stages
  • Perform in a Virtual Showcase for industry professionals
  • Graduates are eligible for an Annual Alumni Showcase
  • See all of Atlantic Theater Company’s professional Off-Broadway productions & engage with the artists
  • Work with a faculty of industry professionals including Tony Award nominees, Emmy Award winners, and Broadway artists
  • A professional network for life
  • & more!

The First Year

Start by building a solid foundation in the Atlantic Technique, with training that balances development of analytical, physical and collaborative skills. Working as an ensemble, actors learn the importance of interdependence, and experience both individual and collective growth.

Core courses: Script Analysis, Moment Lab, Performance Technique, Voice, Speech, Movement, Improv, Professional Development, and Introduction to Theater in New York.

Additionally, first year students participate  as a part of the crew for second year performances.

The Second Year

Year two broadens the application of the Atlantic Technique to an expansive repertoire of genre, style and media-specific work, applying these skills to performance and transitioning into the professional community. Second-year students are guaranteed casting in a final production that takes place on one of Atlantic’s Off-Broadway stages as an exercise to synthesize their training. Students prepare for graduation through business classes geared towards both theater and Film/TV.

Core courses: Advanced Acting, Advanced Performance Technique, Advanced Script Analysis, Film Technique, Shakespeare, Advanced Voice, Advanced Speech, Suzuki/View Points, Stage Combat, Business, and Auditioning.

Full-Time Conservatory Courses Include:

Alumni Testimonials

“Atlantic has changed the way I perform entirely. I am grounded and strong on stage, I have a dynamic voice that allows me to take on challenging material, and a strong analysis technique that helps me navigate any play or scene I might encounter.”

– Georgia, Class of 2019

“My classmates, Atlantic staff, and faculty are a support system I know I can turn to at any point. That’s a huge piece of this thing; who are your people in this business? Mine are at Atlantic. That is so lucky.”

– Rory, Class of 2019

“At Atlantic, I think it’s all about getting reps in. I’ve done it so many times that I’m no longer afraid of the playing field. I’m capable of allowing the words to play me. Rather than me playing the words.”

– Wyatt, Class of 2019


First Year: $22,500

Atlantic Acting School is proud to offer training in our Full-Time Conversatory program to our veterans, funded under the Post 9/11 GI Bill®. Thank you for your service. To determine your VA educational benefit eligibility, students and families should visit www.benefits.va.gov/gibill. Please contact us here with any internal questions relating to Atlantic Acting School or applying your GI Bill® benefits.

In compliance with the Veteran’s Benefits and Transition Act go 2018, Atlantic Acting School will allow any beneficiaries of US Department of Veterans Affairs Post 9/11 GI Bill® (ch. 33) or Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (ch. 31) to enroll and attend a course while payment is pending from the VA, provided the student provides a certificate of eligibility by the first day of class.

Health & Safety

In order t​o safeguard the health of our entire community, we are requiring all incoming and current students to be fully vaccinated and boosted. Our COVID-19 vaccination policy applies to all Atlantic faculty, staff, and incoming/returning students. Click here for additional information.