Opportunities Outside the U

Theatrical and cultural immersion in the heart of San Francisco

Are you ready for an artistic, intellectual, and personal transformation?

A West Coast first, and the only study-away program of its kind in San Francisco, the 15-week San Francisco Semester at American Conservatory Theater is perfect for college-aged actors seeking to supplement their education and broaden their professional networks. The curriculum blends the richness of an academic theater curriculum with unique experiential immersion in one of the most artistically vibrant and culturally diverse cities in the world (which is also home to more than 300 theater companies)!

The San Francisco Semester is a pivotal program for serious acting students, as well as those who are curious, adventurous, and hungry to learn more about the art and craft of performance. Earn up to 17 college credits and engage with master artists, actors, teachers, and professional producers and directors. You’ll gain valuable skills for the next phase of your life, whether that’s in an M.F.A. program or other kinds of professional training.

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