American Conservatory Theater (ACT)

San Francisco, CA

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American Conservatory Theater

American Conservatory Theater

American Conservatory Theater Student Essentials

American Conservatory Theater Student Essentials
Region: Southwest
Setting: Large City Setting
Type: Private
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Small (Under 2,000 Undergrad)
Website: www.act-sf.org
On-Campus Housing Available: No
In-State Tuition: $20,500
Out-of-State Tuition: $20,500
Enrollment: 104

About ACT

The American Conservatory Theater (ACT) in San Francisco, California, is a Tony Award winning theater and training institution that strives to develop the next generation of theater artists through intensive actor training, upscale productions and an ongoing dialogue within the theater community.

The school provides many resources for the up-and-coming actor, especially close contact with a diverse group of writers, designers, directors and actors of various theatrical backgrounds. You’ll be exposed to many dynamic perspectives and will always be learning, even when not in rehearsal.

Student life at the conservatory is totally immersed in acting. The school often hosts actors to give lectures and Q&A sessions.

Located in Union Square, the school is only blocks away from A.C.T.’s renowned theater and the Zeum Theater in Yerba Buena Gardens for stage readings, workshops, rehearsals and more. Students can also explore the nearby theater district, Chinatown, North Beach and Embarcadero waterfront.

Academics offer a Master’s of Fine Arts in Acting. The three-year program is highly selective and rigorous, combining comprehensive actor training with the rehearsal and performance of both classical and contemporary works.

Enrollment at the school is by audition and interview only. Admissions require that students complete an application and submit a current résumé listing theater training and experience, one headshot, two letters of recommendation, official transcripts and a one-page essay detailing why they are pursuing a career in acting. Students without a bachelor’s degree will receive a certificate in acting upon successful completion of the program.

Financial aid is available to eligible students who have completed a FAFSA through federal grants, loans and several American Conservatory Theater merit-based scholarships.

ACT Location

American Conservatory Theater
30 Grant Ave
San Francisco, CA 94108


Getting Around ACT

Walkability

Excellent walkability. You do not need a car for this area.

10/10
walk

Transit

Excellent transit. This area has plenty of convenient public transportation.

10/10
rail

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for San Francisco, CA

Winter
Dec
57
46
Jan
57
46
Feb
60
48
Spring
Mar
62
49
Apr
63
49
May
64
51
Summer
Jun
67
53
Jul
67
54
Aug
68
55
Fall
Sep
70
55
Oct
69
54
Nov
63
50

ACT Students

Total Students 104

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 4%
  • African American: 3%
  • Caucasian: 49%
  • Asian: 6%
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 3%
  • Unknown and Other: 36%
Latino 4%
African American 3%
Caucasian 49%
Asian 6%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 3%
Unknown and Other 36%

Undergraduate 77%
Graduate 23%
Full-Time 26%
Part-Time 74%
International 3%
Domestic 97%

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