This program was created in response to the demand for trained professionals within the filmed entertainment industry. Students who successfully complete the program earn an Associate of Applied Arts degree in Motion Picture Production.
The Acting program is a 15-month program designed to meet the needs of students who wish to become professional actors. Students who successfully complete the program earn an Associate of Applied Arts degree in Acting Performance.
Musical Theatre Program
The Musical Theatre program is a 4-semester program designed to prepare an actor for a career on stage. Students who successfully complete the program earn an Associate of Applied Arts degree in Musical Theatre.
Workshops: Kids, Teens, & Adults
We offer specialized workshops designed to meet the needs of the individual actor, performer, and model by offering training in specific areas at both the introductory and advanced levels.
Acting, Musical Theatre, and Filmmaking
KD Conservatory has been preparing students for work in the entertainment industry through our acting, musical theater, and filmmaking programs for more than three decades. Since our inception in 1979, we have sent thousands of students into the professional world. Our alumni have gone on to land some pretty high-profile jobs - Glee, CSI, and Disney′s Camp Rock, just to name a few. We also offer acting classes and workshops for adults, as well as acting classes, modeling classes, and summer camps for children.
Prior to founding KD Conservatory, CEO Kathy Tyner spent 15 years at the Kim Dawson Agency, working as a producer, booking agent, and general manager. President Gary Tyner Jr. has more than 20 years of experience with Texas career schools. Additionally, the KD Conservatory faculty has a wide variety of experience - ranging from former Broadway musical cast members to the producer of the pilot of the hit TV show Dexter. Their expertise combined helps ensure a stellar educational outcome for all who walk through our doors.
KD Conservatory is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre, and our acting degree program has been rated “Exemplary” by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Our affiliations include the Dallas Film Society. Career Colleges & Schools of Texas, and the Metroplex Association of Career Schools.Our degree programs meet U.S. Department of Education guidelines for federal financial aid.