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SITI Company core training
SITI Conservatory is a two semester training program for performers, appropriate for students with an undergraduate degree in theatre performance or its equivalent. Featuring Suzuki, Viewpoints, Composition and a variety of other classes including master classes with guest artists, the program will culminate in a live public performance created by the graduates and curated by SITI Company. The Conservatory will train theater artists to emerge with classically trained bodies, contemporary sensibilities, and rich flexible intellects. Designed for independent artists from diverse backgrounds, the emphasis of the training will be on performance and the generation of new work. Although open to a multi-disciplinary spectrum of artists, the core training of the conservatory will be rigorous, physical, ensemble based work with performer training in mind. SITI Conservatory is not accredited and is not a teaching program.
The two semester, 27-week program will run from September 16, 2013 – May 11, 2014. Conservatory classes will be held in SITI’s New York City studio, Monday through Friday, 10:00am – 5:30pm.
Class size will be approximately 20 students who will receive direct attention from the Faculty composed of SITI Company members, Associates and guest artists. Full tuition is $13,250 for the academic year. A limited amount of financial assistance, including payment plan options, will be available. Please indicate on your Application Form if you will be seeking financial assistance.
Please see our Conservatory FAQ if you have further questions.
Applications are now closed.
- Applicants must have either a BA/BFA, an international equivalent, or possess extraordinary artistic credentials that are considered the equivalent of an undergraduate education.
- Students must be at least 21 years of age.
- VISAS: SITI is currently unable to sponsor student visas. All participants must have some form of legal US Residency status to be considered for the program. Please note, total class hours per week exceed the tourist visa limitation of 20 hours.
- Applicants who do not speak English as a first language may be required to take a Wonderlic Basic Skills Test.
- All applicants must submit a complete SITI Conservatory Online Application.
A deposit of $1,250 is due upon acceptance and can be paid by credit card or with a check and must be included with the signed agreement acceptance. The deposit is nonrefundable and will be attributed to the full tuition amount.
Total tuition is $13,250. The tuition balance (less $1,250 deposit) of $12,000 is due in full 30 calendar days before the first day of class. Tuition can be divided in to smaller payments. Details of payment plans and work study options will be outlined on the acceptance notification and enrollment agreement.
Student will receive a full refund of tuition if withdraw is before the first day of class. Deposit and application fee is nonrefundable. After that, the enrollment agreement will describe the full terms of tuition refund.
Student will receive a full refund in the case of cancelled program.
Visa Update for International Applicants seeking support
Feb 27, 2013
To International Applicants:
In the interest of addressing your concerns regarding SITI’s ability to support you while studying with us under a student visa status, we would like you to know the active and aggressive steps we are taking to meet the US Federal Government requirements to become a Certified Vocational School through the SEVIS government program.
Our process of application for being granted this certification is underway, and all proper paperwork and fees have been submitted. We are currently waiting for the scheduling of a Site Visit from the US Federal authorities, which will take place sometime during our upcoming Spring Training held here in our studio in New York City.
Once the Site Visit has happened, we will need to wait 4-6 months until we are notified of our eligibility to provide the I-20 necessary for M-1 or F-1 visa applications. If we are approved, we will immediately contact our International Students applying for a M-1 or F-1 visa; however, this could happen anytime between July and August 2013.
Please know that we understand how much this training and this program means to many of you, and the possible stress this places you under in terms of waiting to know our final outcome. In respect to this situation, we will be waiving all international application fees, until both acceptance into our training program and our own ability to support visa applications is confirmed.
Also know that any Visa support that you might obtain through outside resources and opportunities continues to be encouraged.