American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles

Tel: (323)464-2777
  • 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 52 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 16% over five years.
American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles(CA) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPrivate, non-profitPublic
Total Faculty21 staff92 staff
American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 280 has grown by 45% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has increased from 10:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.73 is equal to the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has grown by 23% over five years.
Total Enrollment280 students7,516 students
American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio13:144:1
American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students280 students1,613 students
American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles Enrollment Breakdown CA All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
2%
-
American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles American Indian/Alaskan (2010-2013)
% Asian
2%
13%
American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
13%
37%
American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
11%
7%
American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles Black (2007-2016)
% White
44%
32%
American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
3%
3%
American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles More (2010-2016)
% Non Resident races
21%
3%
American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles Non Resident (2007-2016)
% Unknown races
4%
5%
American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles Ethnicity Breakdown CA All Ethnic Groups 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.0.730.73
American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
61%
29%
American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$35,300$34,900
American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The private state tuition of $30,650 is more than the state average of $18,802. The private state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$30,650$18,802
American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2015)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid97%78%
American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$12,000$9,500
American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$5,500
American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Acceptance Rate20%96%
American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles Percent Admitted (2007-2016)
Source: 2016 (or 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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