American Academy of Dramatic Arts – Los Angeles

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School Overview

The American Academy of Dramatics Arts (abbreviated AADA) is a higher education institution with campuses in Manhattan, New York City, Hollywood, California and Los Angeles, California. The academy offers two-year programs in the performing arts. Founded in1884, AADA is the oldest acting school and performing arts conservatory in the United States.

The Academy focuses on training professional actors. Once accepted to AADA students must prove themselves in order to re-admitted for a second year. At the end of the second year, students must audition if they want to join the third year company. While AADA is best known for its acting program, it also offers superb courses in television and film. At the academy’s California campus in Hollywood students can earn an Associate of Arts or Certificate of Completion in Acting. Students at the Los Angeles location can also earn a bachelor’s degree.

Many of students who have graduated from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts have had successful careers in acting and been nominated for Emmys, Oscars, and Tonys.

General Information

Admission Office
1336 N. La Brea Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 464-2777
(800) 222-2867
Fax: (323) 464-1250

Contact: Karen Higginbotham
Director of Admissions
Main Address
1336 North La Brea Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 464-2777
www.aada.org
Size
Degree-seeking undergrads: 220

Setting
Suburban setting
Very large city (over 500,000)
Commuter campus

Degrees offered:
Associate

Admissions Information

Application Fee
College has an application fee: Yes
Regular application fee: $50
Online application fee: $50
Admissions Policies/Requirements

Admission requirements:
Interview required
Essay(s) required

Very important admission factors:
Interview
Recommendations
Rigor of secondary school record
Talent/Ability

Important admission factors:
Application Essay
Considered:
Alumni Relation
Extracurricular Activities

A note about the college’s admission requirements: Student attitude, seriousness of intent, and potential as professional actor as indicated by written recommendations, interview, and audition. All applicants must have full command of English language.


College Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Acting A,C

Degrees, certificates and diplomas for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

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American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:
Website:WWW.AADA.EDU
Type of School:2-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online:www.aada.edu
Address:1336 N La Brea, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Setting:Rural: Distant
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:303
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:14 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:
Distance Learning Students*:303 (100% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Certificates, Associates

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$33,190
Out-of-state Tuition:$33,190
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:99%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$9,049

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Visual and Performing Arts11
Grand total11

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$33,190
Out-of-state$33,190
Books and supplies$570

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$0
Out-of-state$0

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid14899%
Grant or scholarship aid14899%$9,049
Student loan aid9865%$13,203

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid28099%$7,266
Federal student loans17060%$11,970

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants448168280
Percent admitted100%74%79%
Percent admitted who enrolled34%33%34%

Admissions Considerations

RequiredRecommendedOptional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment303
Undergraduate enrollment303
Graduate enrollment0

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles Accreditation

This institution is accredited by

Specialized institution accreditations:

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