Rutgers Summer Acting Conservatory

Rutgers Summer Acting Conservatory

Rutgers Summer Acting Conservatory, June 28July 26, 2015


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To speak with someone further about RSAC, please contact Marshall Jones at 848-932-1145, or email RSAC.


Unparalleled conservatory training for young people serious about acting! RSAC is a highly selective, four-week conservatory acting program that accepts only 38 high school students from across the country. All conservatory faculty are working theater professionals dedicated to providing students with a challenging, inspiring learning environment that allows each student to develop as a young theater artist. Musical Theater track available! Check out a sample schedule.

  • Apply to the RSAC Musical Theater Track! Want to be a triple threat? RSAC's newest program of study is open to only 12 to 14 talented students who will study our celebrated acting technique with equal focus on singing and dancing. Experienced Broadway professionals will offer unique classes and rigorous training to challenge students.
  • Special Seminars - visits from Broadway, TV and film actors.
  • Intensive Workshops - specialized guest artists will conduct workshops over a series of evenings. Each workshop will present an informal presentation that will be professionally videotaped. Past workshops: Mask Making, Mime, and Stage Combat.
  • Students also take classes in Theater History, Theater Appreciation, and Stage Craft.
  • Broadway Shows - students see major NYC productions. Formal discussion and analysis of all shows.
  • Videotape - students receive DVD copy of the final SHOWCASE production which is professionally recorded and edited.
  • Cultural field trips - students visit legendary cultural institutions, including Radio City Music Hall, Lincoln Center and several museums. All field trips are structured events and will be chaperoned by conservatory staff.
  • College life - catch a preview of living on the campus of a major state university.
  • College Credit - Three credits optional (additional cost).



Eligibility and Fees

  • Eligibility: Students ages 14 -18 may apply
  • Application deadline: May 15, 2015
  • Financial Aid application deadline: May 1, 2015 - Financial Aid is highly competitive so early application is encouraged.
  • Fees: Room, board, tuition and all activities: $4,950 | Commuter rate: $3,750
  • Scholarship: Financial aid is available thanks to the generous support of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of financial need and artistic merit.

Completed Financial Aid Forms should be mailed to:

Prof. Marshall Jones III
Department of Theater Arts 
2 Chapel Drive 
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Audition Requirements

  • Audition - 2 contrasting monologues not longer than 4-minutes total. And a 15-minute interview.
  • Interview – immediately following
  • Essay – Why I want to be an Actor
  • Musical Theater students need recommendation from Dance teacher as well as singing a song for the audition.
  • High School students are eligible (no rising freshmen).
Audition Dates
  • Saturday March 7th
  • Saturday April 4
  • Saturday May 2
  • Saturday May 23



Need more information?  
Email RSAC | 848-932-1145 | Summer Policies & Procedures


Located in New Brunswick, NJ, the Summer Acting Conservatory is an extension of Rutgers University's Mason Gross School of the Arts Professional Actor Training Program, recognized as one of the top ten in the nation.