KD Welcomes Andy Anderson!

KD Conservatory recently welcomed renowned Writer, Producer and Director, Andy Anderson, to faculty! Andy is the writer and director of the independent feature hit, Positive I.D., (Universal Pictures) nominated for Best Picture at Sundance Film Festival. The film also made a number of  best lists and was one of only two American films to be chosen for the exclusive “New Directors/New Films” at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. He has written screenplays for Universal Pictures, Hyperion Pictures’ Honeymoon in Moscow, and Paramount Pictures’ Eddie Nine Lives for Eddie Murphy Productions. His screenplay Look It Up was invited to… read more

Faculty Profile: Dennis Bishop, Motion Picture Production Chair

Dennis Biship - Chair of Motion Picture Production

Before Dennis Bishop arrived, KD Conservatory had already established a reputation for itself as a premier educational institution for aspiring actors in stage and film. What KD Conservatory’s degree programs lacked, however, was a program for those whose passion in the film industry was for a career behind the scenes. That’s where Dennis Bishop came in. He joined KD Conservatory’s faculty in June of 2009 with the goal of creating a degree program for those interested in pursuing a career in film production. In the fall of 2009, the first classes in KD Conservatory’s Motion Picture Production degree program began,… read more

Spotlight On: KD Conservatory’s Musical Theatre Program

Does your dream career involve performing under the bright lights of the stage, or working hard behind the scenes in musical theatre? To succeed in a career in musical theatre, the first thing you’ll need is a strong background through education and experience. That’s where KD Conservatory’s Musical Theatre Degree Program comes in. Think this program could be right for you? Read on to learn more about what our Musical Theatre Degree Program has to offer. What to Expect KD Conservatory’s Musical Theatre Degree Program is a four-semester program in which students will earn their Associate of Applied Arts in… read more

KD Studio Presents 2-Day Acting Intensive Featuring Casting Director Jane Jenkins

After all of the countless hours of rehearsals, performances, classes, and late nights poring over and practicing lines, it all builds up to one moment that offers the chance to take the next step: the audition. Nail the audition and you could find yourself landing the role of your dreams – but first, you have to impress the casting director. And how better to learn how to do just that, than to learn directly from an accomplished movie and television casting director? Join KD Studio as we present “Act, Sing, Stand Out” – an exclusive, intensive weekend workshop featuring renowned… read more

“I Want to Learn How to Act. What Classes Should I Start With?”

At KD Conservatory, you might often hear us bragging on our degree programs, including our Acting Program, and for good reason – these 15-month programs offer our acting students incredible instruction, with award-winning faculty, immersive and hands-on experience, and a well-rounded body of education. However, we realize that a complete degree program may not be right for you just yet. Maybe you’re not out of high school yet, but want to gain some acting education – or maybe you’ve never acted before, and want to try out a class or two to test it out.  If you’re not yet ready… read more

What Does KD Conservatory’s Motion Picture Production Program Have to Offer?

Have you always dreamed of being part of the film crews that bring movies and television productions to life? Making it in the film production industry isn’t always easy. It requires hard work, dedication, long hours, and a commitment to learning the skills that make you a valuable part of the team. We’re here to help you get those skills – as well as the invaluable hands-on experience – you need. The Motion Picture Production and film program at KD Conservatory has over a 90% employment rate and a 100% completion rate, meaning we can help you turn your dream… read more

Choose KD Conservatory

There are a number of things to consider when you are choosing a fine arts college in Texas. So how do you go about selecting the right film and performing arts college for you? Try answering some of these questions to see if KD Conservatory is right for you: Does The Location Of My Film School Matter? In both real estate and choosing the right film school or acting school, it’s all about location, location, location! KD Conservatory is located in the sprawling Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex. Here you will find that the quality of life in Dallas is high because… read more

Michael Serrecchia’s Year of Murder and Mayhem

Director, choreographer, and KD Conservatory’s Musical Theatre Chair Michael Serrecchia reflects on the year that saw him, well…killing it. As I look back on 2012, I realize just how blessed and lucky I am to have the opportunity to work in the DFW theatre community. Over this last season, I had the joy of working with amazingly talented performers, designers, and producers who take great pride and pleasure in bringing the best of their talents to the audiences of our community. Not only was I lucky enough to be part of the team behind the scenes, but I also had… read more

Prison Break Features KD Conservatory Faculty, Alumni and Instructors

Throughout its four seasons, the Fox television series Prison Break was popular with audiences and critics alike, earning Emmy and Golden Globe nominations and winning both a People’s Choice Award and ALMA Award in 2006. In addition, however, it appears that Prison Break was popular with another crowd: a number of KD Conservatory alumni, faculty, and instructors have made appearances on the series throughout the years.   T.A. Taylor Relationship to KD Conservatory: Faculty, Acting Program Chair of Acting Degree Program Role on Prison Break: Pickup Truck Driver (“Hell or High Water”) About the Character: When Whistler needs to make… read more

Dennis Bishop Receives Lone Star Film Festival Commitment to Texas Award

We are proud to announce that KD Conservatory’s very own Motion Picture Production Chair, Dennis Bishop, has recently received the Lone Star Film Festival Commitment to Texas Award. Bishop was honored with the award during the LSFF Filmmaker Awards dinner on Saturday, November 10th at the 6th Annual Lone Star Film Festival in Fort Worth, TX. The Lone Star Film Festival Commitment to Texas Award was established to honor those who have shown dedication and commitment to supporting the film community within Texas. Without question, Bishop has been an outstanding advocate for Texas’ film community throughout his accomplished career, from… read more