Application Information

All Students Welcome


A.C.T. seeks to attract to its faculty, staff, and student body qualified persons from diverse backgrounds in an effort to enrich our collective creative experience. Students of all abilities, racial identities, and gender identities are welcome and encouraged to apply for A.C.T.'s Summer Training Congress.


Guidelines for applying to STC 2020

Enrollment application submission must include:

  1. Completed application form.
  2. Current résumé listing previous training and experience
  3. One full-face snapshot or 8" x 10" headshot
  4. Contact information for two references, including name, phone number, and email address–these individuals will automatically receive instructions on how to submit a letter of recommendation
  5. Transcripts from all colleges and universities you have attended; proof of high school graduation if you have not attended college
  6. A nonrefundable, nonwaivable $65 application fee, payable by credit card or PayPal
  7. A personal essay (no longer than one typewritten page) describing why you are pursuing a career in theater


Please note: Your application must be submitted with all supporting materials

Enrollment is limited and selective. To guarantee your place in the 2020 STC, please submit your enrollment application as early as possible. No entrance audition is necessary (see Placement Interviews section below). Students are considered for acceptance in the program as their completed applications are received and reviewed.


Placement Interviews

Placement interviews are held during registration to place each student in an appropriate company. Applicants who are accepted must prepare one monologue from a contemporary play (five-week intensive) or a classical selection (two-week classical intensive). Sonnets, poems, and other non-dramatic materials are not acceptable. Please limit selection to no more than two minutes.


Requirements

Applicants to the STC must:

  • be at least 19 years of age by the chosen class start date
  • have a secondary (US high school equivalent) education degree

Fees

Total actor package: take both sessions and save $650!

Program Tuition Deposit Nonrefundable Processing Fee
7-week Total Actor Package $3,600 $1,500 $275
5-week Core Skills Intensive $3,000 $1,250 $275
2-week Shakespeare Intensive $1,250 $500 $125

 

Upon acceptance to either session, the deposit amount listed above is due with the return of the letter of agreement. There is an additional $25 nonrefundable book fee per student.

Download more information about A.C.T.'s M.F.A. Program,
San Francisco Semester, and
Summer Training Congress.



Application Info


5-Week / 7-Week
Core Skills Intensive

Financial Aid Deadline: 
April 17, 2020

International Student Deadline:
May 1, 2020

For most serious consideration, apply by: May 8, 2020

Final Application Deadline:
May 29, 2020

Registration and Orientation: 
June 8–12, 2020

Classes Begin:
June 15, 2020

Classes End:
July 17, 2020


2-Week
Shakespeare Intensive

Financial Aid Deadline: 
April 17, 2020

International Student Deadline:
May 29, 2020

For most serious consideration, apply by: June 26, 2020

Final Application Deadline:
July 10, 2020

Registration and Orientation:
July 17, 2020

Classes Begin:
July 20, 2020

Classes End:
July 31, 2020



Questions?


Visit our STC FAQ page. Still have more questions? Call 415.439.2426 or email conservatory@act-sf.org


Dates and Deadlines

5-WEEK CORE SKILLS INTENSIVE

  • Final STC application deadline for students applying for financial aid: April 17, 2020
  • Final STC application deadline for students not applying for financial aid: May 29, 2020
  • Final STC application deadline for international students not applying for financial aid: May 1, 2020
  • Mandatory registration and orientation week: June 8–12, 2020
  • Classes: June 15–July 17, 2020
  • Graduation: July 17, 2020


Applications are accepted on a rolling basis; for most serious consideration, apply by May 8, 2020.

 

2-WEEK SHAKESPEARE INTENSIVE

  • Final STC application deadline for students applying for financial aid: April 17, 2020
  • Final STC application deadline for students not applying for financial aid: July 10, 2020
  • Final STC application deadline for international students not applying for financial aid: May 29, 2020
  • Mandatory registration and orientation: July 17, 2020
  • Classes: July 20–July 31, 2020
  • Graduation: July 31, 2020


Applications are accepted on a rolling basis; for most serious consideration, apply by June 26, 2020.

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