American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles

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 222 students (100% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 28% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 63%.
American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles is one of 57 community colleges within Los Angeles County, CA.
The nearest community college is Los Angeles Film School (0.9 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles 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

Student Body

The student population of 222 teachers has declined by 5% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has decreased from 117:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.46 is more than the state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has grown by 27% over five years.
Total Enrollment
222 students
1,303 students
American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
222 students
834 students
American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles sch enrollment American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
2%
1%
% Asian
2%
2%
American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
12%
7%
American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
3%
11%
American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles Black (2006-2012)
% White
72%
66%
American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
10%
2%
American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles More (2008-2012)
American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles sch ethnicity American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles sta ethnicity
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 0.44
American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $30,650 is more than the state average of $5,890. The in-state tuition has grown by 13% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $30,650 is more than the state average of $10,047. The out-state tuition has grown by 13% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $30,650 $5,890
American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $30,650 $10,047
American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Percent Admitted 27%
78%
American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles Percent Admitted (2006-2012)
Source: 2012 (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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For Los Angeles private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $19,876 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.
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 0.44. The most diverse community college in Los Angeles is Los Angeles City College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.