In addition to their roles as actors, company members participate in the creative process through work with costume and set design, lighting and sound, stage management, and publicity and audience relations. This unique arrangement allows students to develop a working knowledge of the magnitude of theatre production and an appreciation for the responsibilities and work of their fellow theatre artists.
Each of the three ART season productions has a two-week run, giving the company members the real-world experience of working an eight-show week, and allowing them the experience of practicing their craft before several audiences.
Productions are open to the public as well as to an invited audience of directors, producers and casting directors.
Actors Repertory Theatre company members have the advantage of being able to add these semi-professional credits to their resumes, along with the names of the professional guest directors with whom they worked.
Founded in 1991, ART gives apprentice actors the opportunity to work a full season of shows, practice their craft and develop their creative process in a carefully designed program that mirrors the reality of working in show business.
Membership in ART is a goal for every Conservatory student and graduates of the program go on to professional careers in all facets of the performing arts, across the nation and around the world.
Advanced Certificate Program
Candidates for the Advanced Certificate Program must successfully complete designated requirements totaling 30 credit hours with a minimum 2.0 quality point average. The normal time in which a full-time student completes the program is 8 months. A certificate of Advanced Studies in Actor Training is conferred at the end of the spring semester.