The Stella Adler Studio of Acting is renowned for its responsible actor training. In all programs – from the MFA-equivalent professional conservatory to seasonal workshops – students are provided a level of instruction that is unparalleled in the nation. The Studio’s world-class faculty teach in all programs and class sizes are always limited. In addition to training, all students can participate in the myriad of extra-curricular activities including poetry readings, guest lectures, jazz concerts, and classical music concerts, affirming the Studio’s mantra that “Growth as an actor and growth as a human being are synonymous.”
The two Professional Conservatories are the heart and soul of the Stella Adler Studio, the culmination of Stella’s vision for complete acting training. In these programs, students gain tools and techniques to better engage their imagination, to analyze text deeply and accurately, and to create rich, specific characters.
Every summer the Stella Adler Studio opens its doors and attracts students from around the country and the world who participate in Summer Intensive courses. These classes enhance students’ skills via world-class training and introduce them to the cultural capital of the world.
In 1969, The Stella Adler Studio of Acting became the first professional training school affiliated with New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts Undergraduate Drama Department. The program has continued since, leading students to a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, combining academic studies at New York University with professional training at the Studio.
Each season, part-time workshops are offered for the actor with a busy schedule. Programs range from introductory courses that build a foundation of skills to advanced master classes for the more experienced actor.
The Stella Adler Teenage Conservatory is designed to give young actors quality actor-training taught by the same faculty as Conservatory and NYU/Tisch School of the Arts Program. Students will learn core acting elements that provide a bedrock for a responsible actor.