AADA Description

One of the oldest, most respected acting conservatories in the United States, the American Academy of Dramatic Arts has a history of graduating some of the most talented and successful film, television and stage actors.

Located in New York City, with a campus in Los Angeles the American Academy’s two year acting program teaches aspiring professional actors all aspects of their craft. Classes in Acting Techniques, Voice, Speech, Improvisation, Stage Combat and Acting for Film and Television are some examples of American Academy’s curriculum. Students also perform, giving them both experience and exposure.

A select number of students are invited to continue on with the company in the third-year advanced conservatory, where they are given the opportunity to perform for casting directors, managers and the like.

In addition to the courses and the performance opportunities students are given instruction in the business and marketing aspects of the industry, such as how to find an agent.

Courses are also taught by professional working actors who have a working knowledge of the profession and the current trends. There are also master classes with well-known actors and other industry professionals.

Since it is located in the heart of the theatre industry, actors may benefit professionally, artistically and personally from all of the offerings both on and off Broadway.

Admission to the program is almost exclusively based on the audition and interview. Prospective students perform contrasting monologues and undertake an interview with American Academy faculty.

Financial aid is available to qualifying students through loans, grants and other sources.

Quick Facts about American Academy of Dramatic Arts, New York

Region

Northeast

Setting

Large City Setting

Type

Private

Size

Small (Under 2,000 Undergrad)

Website

www.aada.org

On-Campus Housing Available

No

In-State Tuition

$30,500

Out-of-State Tuition

$30,500

Retention Rate

83%

Enrollment

199

Year Established

1884

Licenses, Accreditations, and Memberships

Accreditations ?
Accreditation refers to the practice of being reviewed by an independent, non-profit accrediting agency that specializes in educational quality.

  • Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, (MSCHE)
  • National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST)
  • New York State Board of Regents and Commissioner of Education

AADA Students

Total Students
199

Undergraduate vs. Graduate

Undergraduate
100%
Graduate
0%

Full-Time vs. Part-Time Students

Full-Time
100%
Part-Time
0%

Gender of Students

Women
60%
Men
40%

Ethnic Diversity

African-American
10%
Asian
1%
Caucasian
61%
Latino
8%
Other
20%

International Students

International
28%
Domestic
72%

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