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American Conservatory Theater

415 Geary Street

San Francisco, CA 94102

United States

Telephone: 415-834-3200


Staff Liaison:Each institution is assigned a staff liaison who is their primary point of contact for accreditation activities. Susan Opp

Student Achievement URL:WSCUC Standards require that institutions regularly generate, evaluate, and make public data about student achievement, including measures of retention, and graduation, and evidence of student learning.

Current Accreditation Status:Accredited with Notice of Concern - Reflects the Commission's finding that the institution, while it currently meets WSCUC Standards, is in danger of being found out of compliance with one or more Standards. Accredited with Notice of Concern

Most Recent Commission Action: June 25, 2021

Granted Candidacy:Candidacy is a status of preliminary affiliation with the Senior College and University Commission, awarded for a maximum of four years following a procedure for institutional review that includes self-study and on-site visitation. Candidacy indicates that the institution meets all or nearly all the Standards at a minimum level. Candidacy is not accreditation and does not ensure eventual accreditation; it means that an institution is progressing toward accreditation. This is the date that the institution was first granted the status of Candidacy with WSCUC. Not all institutions have become accredited with WSCUC through the Candidacy process. 1978

First Accredited:Date the institution was first accredited by WSCUC. 1984

Undergraduate FTE: 1

Graduate FTE: 23

Financial Structure Type:Institutions within the WSCUC region are classified as Non-profit, For-profit or State-supported. Non-Profit

Sponsorship:Choices include: No related entity, Proprietary with Parent Board, Religious Control, Multi-institutional system, Other. For more information please see the Related Entities Policy. No Related Entity

Academic Calendar:The period of time generally extending from September to June; usually equated to 2 semesters or trimesters, 3 quarters, or the period covered by a 4-1-4 calendar system. Semester

Distributes Financial Aid: Yes

Accreditation Liaison OfficerJack SharrarDirector of Academic
Board of Directors ChairDavid RiemerBoard
Chief Academic OfficerPeter KuoConservatory
Chief Executive OfficerPam MacKinnonArtistic Director/
Chief Financial OfficerJim
Director Institutional ResearchJack SharrarDirector of Academic
OPEIDNameCityLocation TypeStatus
02099200American Conservatory TheaterSan FranciscoMain CampusActive
DegreeDegree LevelYear ImplementedModality
Back to the Source (acting techniques)Non-degree2012On-Site
San Francsico Semester (actor training)Non-degree2014On-Site
Studio ACT (actor training)Non-degree1990On-Site
Summer Training Congress (actor training)Non-degree1970On-Site
SeasonYearReview Type
Spring2025Offsite Review
Fall2025Accreditation Visit