American Conservatory Theater (ACT)

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San Francisco, CA

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American Conservatory Theater

American Conservatory Theater

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American Conservatory Theater Student Essentials Region: Setting: Type: Affiliation: Size: Website: On-Campus Housing Available: In-State Tuition: Out-of-State Tuition: Enrollment:
Large City Setting
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Small (Under 2,000 Undergrad)

About ACT

The American Conservatory Theater (ACT) in San Francisco, California, is a Tony Award winning theater and training institution that strives to develop the next generation of theater artists through intensive actor training, upscale productions and an ongoing dialogue within the theater community.

The school provides many resources for the up-and-coming actor, especially close contact with a diverse group of writers, designers, directors and actors of various theatrical backgrounds. You’ll be exposed to many dynamic perspectives and will always be learning, even when not in rehearsal.

Student life at the conservatory is totally immersed in acting. The school often hosts actors to give lectures and Q&A sessions.

Located in Union Square, the school is only blocks away from A.C.T.’s renowned theater and the Zeum Theater in Yerba Buena Gardens for stage readings, workshops, rehearsals and more. Students can also explore the nearby theater district, Chinatown, North Beach and Embarcadero waterfront.

Academics offer a Master’s of Fine Arts in Acting. The three-year program is highly selective and rigorous, combining comprehensive actor training with the rehearsal and performance of both classical and contemporary works.

Enrollment at the school is by audition and interview only. Admissions require that students complete an application and submit a current résumé listing theater training and experience, one headshot, two letters of recommendation, official transcripts and a one-page essay detailing why they are pursuing a career in acting. Students without a bachelor’s degree will receive a certificate in acting upon successful completion of the program.

Financial aid is available to eligible students who have completed a FAFSA through federal grants, loans and several American Conservatory Theater merit-based scholarships.

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ACT Map & Location

American Conservatory Theater

30 Grant Ave

San Francisco, CA 94108

Getting Around ACT


Excellent walkability. You do not need a car for this area.

10/10 walk


Excellent transit. This area has plenty of convenient public transportation.

10/10 rail


Seasonal average temperatures for San Francisco, CA

Winter Dec 57 46 Jan 57 46 Feb 60 48 Spring Mar 62 49 Apr 63 49 May 64 51 Summer Jun 67 53 Jul 67 54 Aug 68 55 Fall Sep 70 55 Oct 69 54 Nov 63 50

ACT Students

Total Students

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 4%
  • African American: 3%
  • Caucasian: 49%
  • Asian: 6%
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 3%
  • Unknown and Other: 36%
]]> Latino African American Caucasian Asian Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander Unknown and Other
Undergraduate 77% Graduate 23% Full-Time 26% Part-Time 74% International 3% Domestic 97%

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