General Information About American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles
Founded in 1884, the American Academy of Dramatic Arts is the first conservatory for actors in the English-speaking world. Since then, its purpose has remained constant: To provide students with the tools needed to make acting their profession. We select our students from varied backgrounds and from all around the globe. Diversity, which gives our students exposure to many cultures, enriches the depth of the actor's work. Selectivity, which continues throughout our program, yields a pool of students who nourish each other's growth. Our training program is unique, based upon the long tradition of the Academy and embracing modern methods that promote discipline and self-discovery, along with the development of technique. Our faculty consists of working professionals and master teachers. They lead students to deeply felt, psychologically true and physically realized performances. To support this process, students receive constant feedback from faculty who consult collaboratively on their progress. The goal of the Academy is to prepare students for acting careers in theatre, television and film. Our purpose is to provide a practical, post-secondary education that emphasizes the skills needed by an actor in today's competitive environment.
Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.
- 2-year, Private not-for-profit
Special Learning Opportunities
- Academic/career counseling service
- Dual credit
- The acceptance of credits for work experience or military experience are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.Advanced placement (AP) credits
- Not applicable
- Students cannot receive federal aid (e.g. Pell Grants).
- Associate's degree
- 2-4 years certificate
- City: Large
Disability Services Student
- 3% or Less
Admission Total Applicants 350 Percent Admitted 55% Men Admitted 53% Women Admitted 57% Full Time Retention Rate 73%
Student Demographics Total Enrolled 190 Native American 3 Asian 2 African American 15 Hispanic 15 Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 188 Enrolled FullTime Graduates