American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles

Tel: (3.2)346-4277
258 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:
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American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles serves 258 students (100.00% of students are full-time).
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The college's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is higher than the community college average of -:1.
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Minority enrollment is 54% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 71%.
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American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles is one of 56 community colleges within Los Angeles County, CA.
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The nearest community college is Los Angeles Film School (0.92 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 20 teachers has grown by 900% over five years.
American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
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 20 staff
61 staff
American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 258 teachers has grown by 37% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has decreased from 94:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.46 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has declined by 17% over five years.
Total Enrollment 258 students 1,294 students
American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 13:1
21:1
American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 258 students
822 students
American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
2%
1%
American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles American Indian/Alaskan (2008-2013)
% Asian
1%
2%
American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
15%
7%
American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
8%
12%
American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles Black (2006-2013)
% White
46%
57%
American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
3%
2%
American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles More (2008-2013)
% Unknown races
2%
3%
American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles Unknown (2006-2013)
% Non Resident races
22%
2%
American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles Non Resident (2006-2013)
American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
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. 0.46 0.53
American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $30,650 is more than the state average of $5,660. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The out-state tuition of $30,650 is more than the state average of $10,250. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $30,650 $5,694
American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $30,650 $10,252
American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 98%
89%
American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Percent Admitted 15%
80%
American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles Percent Admitted (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (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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Los Angeles community colleges have a 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. of 0.59, which is higher than the national average of 0.48. The most diverse community college in Los Angeles is Los Angeles City College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.