2 years: Acting

Rigorous Professional Training

Begins August 26, 2024
Monday – Thursday

9am – 6pm et

Applications are Now Open! Apply by August 1!


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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 engage with the fundamentals of the Atlantic Technique: script analysis, playing an action truthfully, and working moment to moment. Students synthesize their physical skills with in-class performances of scene work and look ahead to entering the profession with classes that orient them to the landscape of the theater community and introduce business skills.

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

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

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