Begins Monday, August 26
Monday – Thursday, 9am – 5pm
aDDITIONAL OUTSIDE HOURS REQUIRED
The world-renowned conservatory program is a two-and-a-half year full-time course empowering aspiring acting professionals with technical, creative, personal rigor, and a life-long 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.
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. While training in script analysis, students will also be trained on how to use their physical instrument through contemporary scene work, voice, speech, and movement. Working as an ensemble to produce studio work, actors gain collaborative skills which fosters the ensemble they are working to become. Students are introduced to senior classmates and gain experience by serving as crew for productions.
Core courses: Script Analysis, Moment Lab, Performance Technique, Voice, Speech, Movement, Alexander Technique and Improvisation.
The Second Year
Year two broadens the application of the Atlantic Technique to an expansive repertoire of genre, style, and media-specific work. Ensemble members begin to define, articulate and celebrate their collective creative vision. Actors engage in advanced questions about the technique’s employment and begin to appreciate the way it can best serve their unique creative needs as artists. Second-year students rehearse and perform an evening of one-act plays as an exercise to synthesize their training.
Core courses: Advanced Acting, Advanced Performance Technique, Advanced Script Analysis, Film Technique, Shakespeare, Advanced Voice, Advanced Speech, Suzuki/View Points and Company. Additional classes may include: Theater History, Chekhov, Improv, and TV Genres.
The Final Semester
The final semester focuses on polishing skills, applying them to performance, and transitioning into the professional community. Through advanced level classes and school productions, students gain invaluable experiences acting in front of an audience. Master classes in scene study, movement, On-Camera, and auditioning introduce actors to working artists and form a bridge to the professional world while continuing to provide critical support in advanced skills-building. Individualized coaching in voice and speech support the rehearsal of the productions, while business classes help identify achievable artistic goals and opportunities. The pinnacle project allows students to create their own work through the formation of a theater company, culminating in a fully student produced production.
Courses may include: Advanced Acting, Advanced Suzuki/View Points, Business, Casting, Chekhov, Webisodes, Mask, Monologues/Equity Principle Auditions, Dialects, Production Rehearsal and Vocal Coaching.