1 Year Acting Conservatory Program for Professionals


This one year professional acting training conservatory program is designed for the professional, working actor. This intense, narrow scope of training program, is designed to build on the actor’s existing set of skills and take training to the next level. Students will work with The Barrow Group’s simple, effective tools, as compiled in Seth Barrish’s book “An Actor’s Companion”, which help an actor to find more ease, spontaneity, and clarity. The program culminates in a showcase directed by Seth Barrish and Lee Brock in our Studio Theatre.  If you have any questions, please email school@barrowgroup.org.

The next session will begin in September 2017.

Sample Conservatory Curriculum


The year begins with in depth script analysis where students will learn how to get more from reading a script so they can improve their performance and tell the story better. Students will learn The Barrow Group tools through scene study and monologue work and start making plans for their long and shot term career goals through the business of acting classes with industry professionals.

Classes: script analysis, scene study, monologues, business of acting


The program continues with scene study and application of The Barrow Group tools and moves into specialty classes and applying the tools to film work and classical material.

Classes: scene study, film&tv on camera, Shakespeare, business of acting


The spring moves into advanced scene study designed to facilitate self adjustment for the actor in scene work. The class will then shift into performance preparation – working on material and rehearsal for the showcase.

Classes: advanced scene study, performance/showcase prep

To apply

Step 1 – Application
Please submit an application online. If you cannot access the online application, please email school@barrowgroup.org

Step 2 – Audition
Once an application has been received, we will contact you to schedule an audition. At your audition, please bring your headshot and resume.

Callbacks will be scheduled for May, June, and July.

If you have any questions about the audition process or would like to submit a video audition, please email school@barrowgroup.org


If registered by July 31st, the cost of the program is $6,750. Starting August 2nd, the cost is $6,975. A deposit of $2,000 is due upon registration. The remaining balance can be made in installments.

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Select a date to register

Monday, September 11, 2017
Instructor: Seth Barrish
September 2017 - June 2018, Mondays, Wednesday, and Fridays, 11am - 2pm, $6,750


If you have any questions, please email school@barrowgroup.org