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American Academy of Dramatic Arts


American Academy of Dramatic Arts
120 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10016


The American Academy of Dramatic Arts has a history rich with tradition, pride, and achievement. The American Academy of Dramatic Arts is nearing its 125th anniversary and continues to serve talented and dedicated students from across the globe. The American Academy of Dramatic Arts was the first -- and remains the most prominent -- American conservatory completely committed to the training of professional actors.

Throughout its acclaimed history, the faculty and administrators of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts have been counted among the most progressive visionaries of their day. The Academy faculty actively influences the field of actor training and theatre practice on a daily basis. The American Academy of Dramatic Arts prepares actors for stage, film and television by means of a structured, professionally-oriented program. Self-discovery, self-discipline, and individuality remain at the core of the Academy curriculum. Practical training is a part of every stage of development for students at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Academy students must put what they study in class to the test in performance.

The American Academy of Dramatic Arts has campuses in both New York and Los Angeles, cities that are central to the world of dramatic arts. And, the American Academy of Dramatic Arts is the only degree-granting conservatory for actors located in these two dynamic hubs.

Quick Facts:

  • The student to faculty ratio at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts is 14 to 1.

  • Alumni of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts have received nominations for 72 Oscars, 211 Emmys, and 60 Tonys.

  • Auditions for the American Academy of Dramatic Arts include a personal interview as well as the presentation of two memorizes monologues from published plays.

  • First-year students at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts are eligible for merit-based scholarships determined by their audition and application while second year students may apply for dozens of scholarships through the financial aid office.
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