Private 4 Year

American Conservatory Theater

San Francisco, California

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American Conservatory Theater overview
Location San Francisco, California
Online act-sf.org
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large City
American Conservatory Theater overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing No
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.), located in the heart of San Francisco, California, is a prestigious institution specialized in theater arts education and performance. Established in 1965, the conservatory offers a rigorous curriculum emphasizing advanced acting techniques, dramaturgy, and design within a diverse and dynamic urban setting. The campus is known for its involvement in the cultural fabric of the city, frequently staging professional productions. A.C.T. does not have traditional on-campus housing, reflecting its metropolitan environment and appealing to a mature student body. Though selective in admissions, the conservatory fosters an intimate educational experience, with a focus on postgraduate programs, including a distinguished Master of Fine Arts in Acting. Notable for its contribution to the arts, A.C.T. does not have an athletic program, aligning with its specialized mission in performing arts education.

  24 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 0 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $30,235 plus fees of $565.

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Costs for American Conservatory Theater
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$500
Other Fees$565
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $14,670
Budget for Other Expenses$5,706
Total One Year Cost$51,676

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Popular subjects studied by American Conservatory Theater students
Subject Percent of Class
Visual and Performing Arts 100%

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