A two year degree-granting acting school with locations the two most dynamic centers of theatre and film in the U.S. At each stage of development, students' classroom knowledge is evaluated through performance projects, scene work or onstage performances.
As the first conservatory for actors in the English-speaking world, The American Academy of Dramatic Arts(AADA) offers a long-standing tradition of excellence that's simply unrivaled among acting schools. With campuses in New York and Los Angeles, an incredibly talented international student body, a world-renowned faculty and an enviable history of producing some of the most respected and recognizable actors in the industry, The Academy has helped launch thousands of careers on stage and screen across the globe for more than 125 years.
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.