About The American Academy of Dramatic Arts
A degree-granting acting school with locations in each of the two most dynamic centers of theatre and film in the U.S.
The Academy offers the aspiring actor a fertile ground for professional and personal growth. The two campuses comprise one school, sharing the same philosophy, objectives and programs.
At each stage of development, students' classroom knowledge is evaluated through performance projects, scene work or onstage performances. Students who excel may be invited to join the Academy Company, which offers further performance opportunities, often in the presence of casting directors, agents and other industry professionals.
Academy connections have been developed with theatre artists, professional theatres and educators worldwide. The growth of our international student body has been remarkable by any measure, offering our students a culturally diverse environment.