American Conservatory Theater


Peter J. Kuo, Director of the Conservatory

Danyon Davis, Director of the M.F.A.

Christopher Herold, Director of Summer Training Congress

Jack Sharrar, PhD, Director of Academic Affairs

Jerry Lopez, Director of Financial Aid

Charlotte Brockman, Conservatory Manager

Alejandra Maria Rivas, Conservatory Associate/Academic Programs

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Class Details

12 students per class. All levels. Certificate and college credit in musical theater and theater conservatory. MFA in Acting. Audition required for MFA program. Scholarships and financial aid available.


Acting Technique/Scene Study, Audition Technique/Cold Reading, Business of Acting, Classical, Commercials, Conservatory/University, Improv & Comedy, On-Camera Technique, Physical Theater/Movement, Private Coaching, Singing/Musical Theater, Stage Combat/Stunts, Voice/Dialects/Accent Reduction, Young Performers


A.C.T.’s Conservatory training programs prepare actors of all ages and experience levels to explore their craft and grow as artists.

A.C.T.’s academic programs—the Master of Fine Arts Program, Summer Training Congress, and San Francisco Semester—provide comprehensive training for aspiring and professional actors seeking a lifelong investment and career in the theater. The Young Conservatory helps young artists ages 8–19 gain the confidence and skills to succeed both on- and offstage, while Studio A.C.T. helps adults expand creativity through part-time, professional caliber theater classes.