American Conservatory Theater

Overview

At a Glance

School type

Private, not-for-profit, 4-year or above

Faculty

5 Faculty Members | 20:01 student faculty ratio

Religious affliation

Not applicable

Mission Statement

The M.F.A. Program curriculum is designed to train actors to respond imaginatively, emotionally, intellectually, and physically, in the moment, to others and to text. A.C.T. actors learn to be sensitive to the nuances of language in a variety of texts, and to incorporate physical characterization and textual clues in their work in ways that give audiences a visceral experience of dramatic literature. The entire M.F.A. Program curriculum is compulsory, with no elective subjects. Classes in speech, voice, movement and acting are taught by core faculty members who guide each student toward achieving his or her fullest potential, and who provide ongoing evaluation of all students' work. Faculty and other artists affiliated with A.C.T., as well as guest artists, direct student actors in performance projects during each year of study.

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cost & financial aid

Annual tuition & fees

Undergraduate

In state

$30,456

Out of state

$30,456
Graduate

In state

$30,456

Out of state

$30,456

Financial aid resources

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Academics

Most Popular Graduate programs

  • Acting
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  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS
    • Acting
      • A program that prepares individuals to communicate dramatic information, ideas, moods, and feelings through the achievement of naturalistic and believable behavior in imaginary circumstances. Includes instruction in voice and acting speech, stage dialects, movement, improvisation, acting styles, theatre history, script interpretation, and actor coaching. See other colleges that offer this major

Types of Degrees Offered

  • Certificate
  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree
  • Doctoral degree
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Admissions

Application Fee

Undergraduate
$90
Graduate
$90

Undergraduate application requirements

  • High school transcript

    Not applicable
  • High school GPA

    Not applicable
  • Recommendation letter

    Required
  • Admissions test
    (SAT or ACT)

    Not applicable
  • TOEFL
    (international students)

    Not applicable
  • Completion of college
    prep program

    Not applicable
  • Demonstration of
    competencies

    Required
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Student Life

Student Demographics

Female Students
50%
Male Students
50%

Student Ethnicities
  1. Caucasian43.33%
  2. Black20.0%
  3. Two Or More Ethnicities20.0%
  4. Asian6.67%
  5. Not Specified6.67%
  6. Hispanic/Latino3.33%

Student body breakdown

Total students enrolled

103

Undergraduate students

68

Graduate students

35

Attendance breakdown

Full time
23%
Part time
77%

Student services

  • Meal plan
  • Counseling services
  • Remedial services
  • Work-study
  • Placement services
  • Study abroad
  • Weekend/evening classes
  • On-campus day care for student's children
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