Explore professional, conservatory-style training in acting!
Study the craft of acting taught by an experienced professional! In this hands-on, conservatory-style intensive, you will learn a variety of acting techniques that develop the crucial skills of building characters, heightening self-awareness, and exploring a wide emotional range.
Discover not only how to express yourself individually, but also how to work collaboratively, as an ensemble, gaining leadership skills and learning mutual respect while having fun!
In addition, movement, voice and speech, and text analysis allows you to immerse yourself in scene work, monologues, and improvisation.
Students will leave with a confident sense of themselves, and a solid technique and approach to future work.
The entire group warms-up each day with both instructors. This session includes physical warm-ups with movement, improv exercises, vocal exercises, and focused meditation.
Break-Out Morning Sessions:
In two smaller groups, students rotate between the two instructors in two different spaces for improvisation classes and rehearsing scenes and monologues.
Lunch: 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Break-Out Afternoon Sessions:
Each group rotates with the same group until dismissal at 3:30pm, continuing rehearsal of scenes and monologues, and improvisational exercises and forms.
Master Classes are a highlight and bonus of the program, where the students get the chance to work with professional visiting guest artists. These include learning audition technique for on-camera work, introduction to stage combat, and a creative movement workshop that encourages expressive exploration onstage with music.
Interested in Undergraduate Theatre Programs at Purchase College?
Check out the acting BFA program (recently chosen as a top 25 Acting College by Backstage), the theatre and performance BA program, and the theatre design/technology BFA program in the Conservatory of Theatre Arts.
On-Campus Program Details
YTH 9155 / Acting Intensive
Session II: July 11 – 22
Monday – Friday, 9:30am – 3:30 pm (10 sessions)
$1,200 for the first registration
$1,080 for the second registration in the family, Purchase College employees and alumni, and early registrations (paid in full by May 6, 2022)