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Conservatory Overview

The FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training is a three-year graduate program culminating in a Master of Fine Arts degree. Only twelve students are chosen each year from the thousands who audition nationwide to work in a program that combines rigorous classroom training with guest artist workshops and professional production experience. Upon graduation, all students are eligible to join Actors’ Equity Association and enter the ranks of this country’s most highly regarded professional artists. Graduates of our program have appeared on and off Broadway, in regional theatres, in feature films and on television. The program was initiated by the Florida State University School of Theatre in Tallahassee in 1968 and moved to Sarasota five years later to establish a permanent relationship with the Asolo Repertory Theatre. 

  • Twelve students accepted each year for intensive conservatory training

  • Full tuition waiver and stipend

  • All graduates eligible to join Actors’ Equity

  • New York Showcase

  • Six week London program with internationally known faculty

  • Third year of training devoted to working full time as members of the Asolo Repertory Theatre

    The Aliens, 2012