Some people know before kindergarten. Others find out in high school. The fact is, the arts can become the most important thing in your life at any age.
If you are ready for rigorous dedication to your craft—and if your skills and potential are high caliber—then Purchase’s conservatory programs might be just the right fit.
Our highly selective conservatory programs offer professional trining that allows young performers, creators, and visual artists to immerse themselves in their work, while still getting an excellent liberal arts education. And it all happens on a campus that’s quiet and secluded, with room to explore and think, but also a short train ride from the most culturally dynamic city in the world.
Conservatory of Dance
BFA: One of only a handful of conservatories in the world where you can learn what it means to be a dance professional. The Dance Performance major offers concentrations in Ballet, Choreography, or Dance Production.
BFA: The Film program resides in the School of Film and Media Studies and offers intensive training in all aspects of filmmaking.
Conservatory of Music
MusB: You’re joining an incredibly supportive community of musicians when you come here. We offer six majors across genres.
Conservatory of Theatre Arts
BFA: The Acting and Theatre Design/Technology programs are widely recognized as leaders in preparing students for the rigors of professional work in theatre and the entertainment industry.
The School of Art+Design
BFA, BSVA: The boundaries blur among the visual arts disciplines and we offer opportunities to mix media and to mix visual art with other subjects. Choose from seven majors.
BA: Many conservatory students double major or minor in Arts Management to develop a related skill set.