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FAQ

APPLICATION
What do I need to apply?
To apply, please submit an Application along with a recent photo or headshot, a resume and two Letters of Recommendation and a $40 non-refundable Application fee. Once we receive your Application, we will send you detailed information about the audition/interview requirements.

When should I apply?
Atlantic has rolling admissions, meaning that we audition and interview prospective students all year long. Classes are filled regularly, please check individual programs for application deadlines.

When are your audition/interviews?
Audition/interview times are available by appointment. Once you have submitted your application, please contact admissions@atlantictheater.org to schedule your audition.

Can I send my letters of recommendation after I send in my application?
Yes, you may. You may even bring them to your audition/interview. You will however not hear about acceptance until your Application is complete. If you are applying online, please upload documents in place of the Letters letting us know that they will be submitted at a later date.

Do I have to audition?
Yes, for the Full-Time Conservatory, Evening Conservatory, Summer Intensive, and Spring Comprehensive an audition/interview is required. For Foundation Level One an interview is required.

How do I apply to the LA Conservatory?
The LA Conservatory requires successful participation in the Full-Time or Evening Conservatory. On occasion, students who have completed the Summer Intensive, Spring Comprehensive, or Advanced Scene Study & Technique workshop have been admitted.

How soon after my audition will I hear about acceptance?
Within two weeks. When necessary, the process is expedited.

May I defer acceptance to the school?
Yes. Your acceptance is good for one year.

I submitted my application, but now I can’t attend. Do I need to file a new application?
No. Your Application is good for one year. Please contact admissions@atlantictheater.org when you are ready to resume the Application process.

Does an acceptance letter mean that a spot is held for me in the incoming class?
No. Until we receive the non-refundable deposit for the program you are attending, we do not hold your place in the class. Once we receive the deposit, your place is held in that class.

STUDENT LIFE AND CLASSES
Can I audit a class and is there a fee?
Yes, you may audit a class in the program you wish to attend. The fee is $20 per class.

I have experience as an actor. Do I have to start with Technique & Scene Study I?
While most of our applicants have a wide variety of training and experience, all students are new to Practical Aesthetics. For this reason, we require everyone to start with Technique & Scene Study I.

What is the class schedule like for the Full-Time Conservatory?
Classes meet Monday through Thursday between the hours of 8:30am – 6:30pm. We offer an invited Guest Class on Fridays, 5:15pm – 6:30pm (not mandatory). Students will receive an official schedule for the semester at orientation.

Can I work while attending the Full-Time Conservatory?
Yes. Time outside of the classroom is yours to balance work, rehearsal, and assignments.

Do you offer an industry showcase?
We offer many ways for students to be seen and work with industry professionals. We have found this more personable interaction has been more successful for our alumni than a traditional showcase. In New York, classes with industry professionals are built into the 5th semester and 3rd year NYU curriculum. Additionally, we have an annual Alumni Mixer which features an industry audition panel. In LA, the LA Conservatory program culminates in a traditional industry showcase.

Do you have a description of your Conservatory classes?
Yes. Please read our course descriptions.

FINANCIAL INFORMATION AND SCHOLARSHIPS
Can I get a FAFSA loan to attend Atlantic?
Unfortunately, Atlantic students are not eligible for FAFSA loans at this time.

Do you offer other loans?
Unfortunately, we do not have a loan program at this time.

Do you offer extended payment plans?
Yes. This can be arranged with the administration after we’ve received your non-refundable tuition deposit.

Do you offer Scholarships or Workstudy? Do you offer financial aid?
Yes. We are able to offer a limited amount of partial scholarships and/or workstudy. They are very competitive and both are need and merit based. Once you are accepted, you may apply for a scholarship award.

Is the tuition due all at once?
All programs require a non-refundable deposit to secure your place in class. For classes with tuition fees under $1000, all tuition is due before classes begin. For all other conservatory programs students are offered various payment plan options upon acceptance.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
Do you accept international students?
Yes. Please email admissions@atlantictheater.org.

Do you offer a student Visa?
We offer an M-1 Visa to international students in our Full-Time Conservatory only.

OTHER
Are you accredited?
Yes. The Atlantic is a fully accredited institution through the National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST).

What’s Vermont?
The Vermont program is a 3 week Practical Aesthetics intensive with founding company member Scott Zigler. In the first week, students focus on Classic Drama. In the second week, students work on comedic scenes with a special emphasis on the demands of period and stylized comedy. In the third week, students confront the challenges of texts with elevated language and/or worlds which are abstractions of reality. Movement and Voice instructors attend as well and give one on one coaching during scene class. Participation requires the successful completion of one year of training. Audition required.

Where are your offices located in LA?
The Atlantic does not have permanent space in the LA area. Class location varies depending on the program.

Where are your offices located in New York?
76 Ninth Avenue, Suite 537, New York, NY 10011. The entrance is on the corner of 9th Avenue & 15th Street. We’re located on the 5th floor. Entrance to the building requires a valid photo ID.