Location
New York, NY
Undergrads
195
Tuition
$30,650
Admission Difficulty
Average
Branch Campus Of
American Academy of Dramatic Arts
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Reviews 37 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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4 College Junior

Academic Experience: The school is great for a large range of actors in different stages of their process. The teachers are all working, experienced actors that have a lot to offer, it really is up to the student to get the most out of the program. I do believe it isn't a program for people that are unsure about their dedication to this profession because it really drags your classmates down. The downside is that there is some lack of communication between the students and the school and at times it can seem not too organized but it is a great program. The curriculum is fast passed and the work load is pretty rigorous. We have a great success rate after graduation most of the really great students are working actors both on stage and film, the alumni list is pretty amazing. The classes are all chosen for you which is good and bad, where as I loved them all it puts everyone on the same field when some students are better than others. Overall great school, great experience.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Best Dramatic Arts School You Could Attend – They are absolutely amazing in every aspect possible. They're always there to help you and push you to do your best. Don't even think about going anywhere else. LOVE THIS SCHOOL!!

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5 College Junior

Career Services: Lots of Opportunities. Since my college is a two year college they offer the opportunity to join company in which you build up a resume for future jobs, and they also work alongside st johns to obtain a bachelors.

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5 College Junior

Academic Experience: I Love It. I absolutly love this school, it offers me a type of training that would not have been available to me elsewhere. It's extremely one on one, and it is a pleasure and priviledge to be taught by teacherws who genuinly love their craft, and care about our progression in the feild. I recieve an extensive amount of training in movement, voice and speech, acting, and vocal production for the moment. My schedules are subject to change with the changing of terms. However, I have no doubt in my mind that any training I recieve from that school will only help me to achieve my goal in becoming a successful actress.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Resources: They have a pretty decent library with a lot of research material, as well as many plays. Rooms are hard to reserve to rehearse out of class- they don't have enough space and the rooms fill up fast so you can end up rehearsing in the halls with your scene partner (very distracting). Also- they have a massive props room but they don't allow students access to it. This always baffled me.

3 Recent Alumnus

Academic Experience: A Lot of the Same – There is really no structure to what the professors teach here. Dance, Movement, Stage Combat, Singing, Theatre History, Acting Styles- those were all fine and specific. But when it came to the core "Acting" classes- we never knew which method we were really learning. There is no "technical" structure. The professors mostly just teach whatever they think is acting method.

3 Recent Alumnus

Tuition & Financial Aid: There are many workshop classes in NYC you can take that will teach you just about as much about acting method that I learned at AADA for anywhere between 1/10th - 1/50th the price of AADA. If you really want a degree or college credits for your specialized education- go all the way and attend a major university.

3 College Senior

Overall Experience: Mixed Feelings – I like AADA. However, sometimes i wonder where my ridiculous amounts of money go. The couch in our "lounge" has holes filled by duct tape and I paid for that? We have to buy our own costumes and props up until the end of second year, when there is an extensive props and costume department right in the basement. The teachers are wonderful and i love the atmosphere. However, communication is lacking.

2 College Senior

Campus Resources: Not Enough – There are three desktop computers and no wireless access in our school. Most of the students own laptops, however, the one printer doesn't wirelessly connect so we don't have that option either. The computers are often down and have to be looked at. They crash randomly and are always busy, because there are too many students for the computers we have. Our school isnt based on computer work, however when we do have papers some teachers require that they be typed. Most of us dont own our own printer. It costs money to print and copy and the copier is always malfunctioning.

3 College Junior

Career Services: Different People – Everyone in this school is different in their own ways. They accept international students from all over the globe and it is just amazing to interact with them and learn a little bit about their culture. In my past classes, there have been students from England, Africa, Ireland, Mexico, Austrailia, and even all over the United States. There seemed to be many students from England accepted this year but it is amazing to learn with them. Sometimes it can be different working with them but I enjoy it very much.

3 College Junior

Student Body: Different People – Everyone in this school is different in their own ways. They accept international students from all over the globe and it is just amazing to interact with them and learn a little bit about their culture. In my past classes, there have been students from England, Africa, Ireland, Mexico, Austrailia, and even all over the United States. There seemed to be many students from England acceptedthis year but it is amazing to learn with them. Sometimes it can be different working with them but I enjoy it very much.

4 College Junior

Campus Resources: Comfortable Environment – The teachers, admisitration faculty and all the students make the environment there very welcoming. They answer any questions you may have or send you to the person who would/might have the answers. There seems to be no problems at all with any students with each other or a teacher. It is a very friendly, family-like environment and it makes me and I'm sure everyone else there feel at home.

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