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You’re on a mission to become the best artist you can be by combining your drive, talent, hard work, and the top level tools and skills we can give you. KD Conservatory is eager to help you in every way we can. This section of our online catalog helps you navigate the logistics of getting to the next level in your professional development/your mission. 

Student Orientation
All incoming students are introduced to the school by a formal class start/orientation program. During the orientation process, the director explains Studio policies & procedures, assigns class rosters and schedules and outlines student responsibilities for success in a Conservatory environment. The financial aid director reviews financial aid awards and responsibilities. The orientation program gives students an opportunity to familiarize themselves with KD Conservatory facilities and become acquainted with fellow classmates, faculty and staff.

 

Student Guidance
Guidance sessions are considered an important aspect of student development. Each Conservatory student will be given a written evaluation from each of their instructors at midterm of the semester. These evaluations are designed to inform students of their progress, attitude, attendance and to critique overall performances. Follow-up conferences may also be scheduled with the instructor and/or the director.

 

Housing
The Admissions Department at KD Studio can provide a list of many types of residential apartments with easy access to the school. Many complexes are on a local bus route. Apartments range from simple efficiency units to deluxe units with pools, saunas and tennis courts. The Admissions Department will also be happy to assist in matching students interested in shared housing.

 

Transportation
Carpooling assistance and city bus information are available from the Admissions Department. Students are expected to make themselves aware of city bus schedules to assure that unexpected transportation problems win not interfere with school attendance.

 

Conduct Policy
All students are to conduct themselves in a manner appropriate to a professionally oriented learning atmosphere. Each student is expected to respect the rights of others. Student lounges are reserved for use before, during and after class breaks. KD Studio is a smoke-free facility and the possession of alcohol or illegal drugs on KD Studio property or at KD Studio functions is strictly forbidden. The school is a drug free workplace as defined by Federal regulations. Because students are often exposed to professionals in the entertainment industry, it is imperative that performance outside the classroom reflect the student’s desire to become a part of the professional community.

 

School Holidays
There are no classes scheduled the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day. Other holidays recognized by KD Studio are as follows:

Spring Holiday (1 day)

Memorial Day

Independence Day

Labor Day

Thanksgiving Day

Day after Thanksgiving

 

Student Complaint Policy
This school has a Certificate of Approval from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC).  The TWC-assigned school number is S0178. The school’s programs are approved by TWC, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB), and National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST). Students must address their concerns about this school or any of its educational programs by following the grievance process outlined in the school’s catalog. Schools are responsible for ensuring and documenting that all students have received a copy of the school’s grievance procedures and for describing these procedures in the school’s published catalog.  If, as a student, you were not provided with this information, please inform school management. Students dissatisfied with this school’s response to their complaint or who are not able to file a complaint with the school, can file a formal complaint with TWC, as well as with other relevant agencies or accreditors, if applicable.

Information on filing a complaint with the Texas Workforce Commission can be found on TWC’s Career Schools and Colleges Website at:
TWC’s Complaint Submission

The web address for the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board’s Student’s Complaint page with forms and a description of the complaint procedure can be found at:
THECB State TX Complaint Procedure

 

Cost of Living
At KD Conservatory, we provide our students things you might not find in cities like LA and New York, including smaller classes that mean more personalized instruction and more attention from your professors. And our Dallas location means that we offer top of the line education and excellent opportunities in a city you can afford. Read More

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