Spotlight On: KD Conservatory’s Acting Program

February 11, 2013  |  Posted by: Kathy Tyner

Are you thinking about attending acting school and wondering which program is right for you? If you’re considering KD Conservatory, we think you’ve already taken a step in the right direction. However, we also believe that the best decision is an informed decision. Read on to learn more about what KD Conservatory’s program entails – and what to expect from this top Dallas acting school.

 

Admissions
Our 15-month acting program takes place over the course of four semesters, at the end of which students will earn an associate’s degree. Our program is open to all students; no prospective student will ever be denied admission on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, handicap, age, or veteran status. After all, we believe diversity brings new ideas, perspectives, and experiences that everyone can learn from and use to become a better person – and a more well rounded actor. Because we seek students with both the drive and talent to gain the most from our program, an audition is required for acceptance into the program, and applicants must have a high school degree or a GED.  Find out more  about the acting program’s start dates, financial aid and scholarships to get your admission process started.

The Program
If you want an in-depth education to give you the skills and experience to work as an actor, an Associate of Applied Arts Degree in Acting Performance could be the right program for you. The acting program is a four semesters long and focuses on developing strong emotional connections to characters, strengthening listening and reacting skills, and learning how to achieve professional success.  Classes in our degree program are designed to give our students a comprehensive education in the profession of acting, from foundation-laying classes like “Introduction to Acting” and “Camera Technique I” to advanced skills in classes such as “Script Analysis” and “Speech and Phonetics,” and “Audition Technique.”

Director and Acting Program Chair
KD Conservatory’s acting classes are led by program chair T. A. Taylor.  Professor Taylor holds a M.F.A. in Acting from Southern Methodist University, has appeared in numerous off Broadway and regional theatres across the U.S. Professor Taylor has had a thriving television career.  His body of work includes, the CBS miniseries Comanche Moon, as well as roles in Chase, Walker, Texas Ranger, As the World Turns, Guiding Light and Another World.

Why KD?
KD Conservatory has the right tools, faculty and experience you need to be a success!  For over 30 years, KD Studio has been helping artists hone their craft so that they can succeed in the entertainment industry. KD Studio has become one of the Texas’ most successful training grounds for professionals seeking acting classes, musical theatre, and movie production.  Visit our alumni success stories to see how KD can help your future in the entertainment industry!

Still Have More Questions?
KD Conservatory has acting, musical theatre, and film production programs to help prepare students for careers in the entertainment industry. Contact us with any of your questions, or check us out on Facebook for ongoing updates and information.  To set up a tour, please call us at 469.364.9638 today!

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