American Academy of Dramatic Arts - Diploma

American Academy of Dramatic Arts (AADA) is a two-year performing arts conservatory with campuses located in New York and Los Angeles, U.S. AADA offers a full-time conservatory program leading to associates degree in occupational studies (AOS).

  • Average Tuition USD 34,410
  • International Students 30%
  • Intakes September/January/May
  • Application Deadline Rolling
  • Transfer No

School Description

American Academy of Dramatic Arts (AADA) provides a two-year, full-time conservatory program that engages students in theoretical and practical learning of foundational acting techniques. Upon completion of the conservatory program, AADA offers a select-few students to advance their acting skills by auditioning for a certificate of advanced training which is offered by its Third-Year Company. The advanced training program emphasizes on the practical development of the actor through study, rehearsal and performance.

Some of the notable alumni of AADA include Paul Rudd, Anne Hathaway, Anne Bancroft and more. AADA's New York campus is located in proximity to Broadway, Lincoln Center, Times Square, Central Park, countless galleries, museums and its Los Angeles campus is situated just steps away from world-famous film and television studios, Hollywood red carpet premieres, and a dynamic theatre scene. AADA's student housing offers loft-style accommodation spaces in the heart of New York city. The accommodation units are equipped with amenities such as air conditioning, modern kitchen, large common living rooms, 24-hour security, Wi-Fi and more.

  • 01AADA's alumni hold a total of 110 Oscar®, 317 Emmy®, and 94 Tony® nominations.
  • 02Accredited by the Middles States Commission on Higher Education and the National Association of Schools of Theatre.

Diploma Programs

  • 120 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10016, USA

    Conservatory Program

    USD 34,410 Tuition Fee

    American Academy of Dramatic Arts offers a two-year-long, full-time Conservatory program. This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Performing Arts. The program offers highly interdisciplinary courses that are delivered through a mix of practical workshops and lectures that focus on music, dance and drama.


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Admission Requirements

  • Minimum GPA 2.00
  • GRE Not required
  • GMAT Not required


    Financial Aid & Scholarship

    AADA offers merit-based and need-based scholarships to students. Merit scholarships are awarded based on an applicant’s audition. Need-based awards are assessed through the financial aid process.

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    Established in 1884


    A key component of the admission process at AADA is the audition. And students are able to schedule their audition online once their application has been submitted and transcript(s) have been received.

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        120 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10016, USA

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