American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles

Tel: (323)464-2777
280 students
Private not-for-profit
The American Academy of Dramatic Arts has been training professional actors for over one hundred and twenty years. The Academy trains actors for stage, film and television by means of a structured, professionally-oriented program that stresses self-discovery, self-discipline and individuality.
School Highlights
American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles serves 280 students (100% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the state community college average of 44:1.
Minority enrollment is 56% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the state average of 68%.
American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles is one of 55 community colleges within Los Angeles County, CA.
The nearest community college is Los Angeles Film School (0.90 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 21 teachers has grown by 950% over five years.
College American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles (CA) Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Private not-for-profit Public
Total Faculty 21 staff
78 staff

Student Body

The student population of 280 has grown by 59% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has increased from 10:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.78 is more than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 280 students 2,419 students
Student : Teacher Ratio 13:1
# Full-Time Students 280 students
1,297 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Two or more races
% Unknown races
% Non Resident races
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.78 0.73

Finances and Admission

The private state tuition of $30,650 is more than the state average of $16,796. The private state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees $30,650 $16,796
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 97%
Percent Admitted 20%
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • The Academy offers a two-year professional training program, a third year advanced performance program (The Academy Company) and a six-week summer program, in both New York and Hollywood. The Academy stresses practical, professional training for stage, film and television. The program is highly structured, focusing on acting, voice and speech, and movement, with an emphasis on self-discipline, self-discovery and, above all, individuality. At each stage of development, students\' classroom knowledge is tested through onstage performances. Students who excel may be invited to join the Academy Company. Participation in the Academy Company offers actors further performance opportunities, often in the presence of casting directors, agents and other industry professionals. The Academy\'s California home on 1336 North La Brea Avenue between Sunset and Santa Monica Boulevards is in the heart of Los Angeles--the entertainment capital of the West Coast. The Los Angeles campus is built on what was formerly the Charlie Chaplin studio lot, and is a state of the art facility with classrooms, acting studios, a costume and props shop and a television studio. Financial aid programs and services assist students and families with paying for the cost of attendance. Students and their families must demonstrate financial need. Financial aid packages may consist of a combination of grants, scholarships, campus employment, and loans. All packages are tailored to meet each student\'s need. The Academy participates in various federal and state financial aid programs and offers a choice of payment plans as well as scholarship. Complete details regarding financial aid are available through the Financial Aid Office.

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