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3 College Junior

Tuition & Financial Aid at American Academy of Dramatic Arts - Los Angeles: I wish the tuition was not so high.

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5 College Junior

Facilities at American Academy of Dramatic Arts - Los Angeles: Its one of the best schools

3 College Senior

Campus Resources at American Academy of Dramatic Arts - Los Angeles: Small library for small school.

5 College Senior

Campus Resources at American Academy of Dramatic Arts - Los Angeles: We could have more computers, but its fine for now.

5 College Senior

Student Body at American Academy of Dramatic Arts - Los Angeles: HUGE clash of different people and opinions, and drama is inevitable anywhere you go - especially at an acting school...but we manage! It really is fun and interesting. You meet great people.

5 College Senior

Overall Experience at American Academy of Dramatic Arts - Los Angeles: I simply just love it here. Tough, and not for everyone, but I love it.

2 College Senior

Tuition & Financial Aid at American Academy of Dramatic Arts - Los Angeles: EXPENSIVE, should offer more scholarships.

4 College Senior

Academic Experience at American Academy of Dramatic Arts - Los Angeles: Involves every aspect of performing arts into one - acting.

College Senior

Online Courses at American Academy of Dramatic Arts - Los Angeles: No online courses available for this school.

3 College Senior

Student Body at American Academy of Dramatic Arts - Los Angeles: The student body is diverse as far as race and ethnicity go. It is not that diverse intellectually or philosophically. There are many cross wearing Christians and few people of other beliefs or mindsets.

Some students are diligent have it together and manage their time well. Others drag people down and don't commit to their work.

Students can be a little backwards thinking when it comes to racial perception and stereotypes and some are in fact okay with perpetuating these negative perceptions

3 College Senior

Academic Experience at American Academy of Dramatic Arts - Los Angeles: The workload can be focused a little too much on the stuff that doesn't pertain to acting. There should be more time spent on your feet and not in a chair sitting and listening. The mask work in movement is really great for releasing and being free. The same goes for Physical acting which gets students to be more expressive with their bodies and out of their head. That course should be every year all year and not just one semester once a week.

The facilities could be lit better and not as cold. The feeling the lights in the room give off make many people feel lousy and tired.

Another thing to add is that there should be way more time spent on techniques and developing them rather than getting into scene work too early. I spent two weeks in class before I had scene work which was way way sooner than other programs

3 College Senior

Academic Experience at American Academy of Dramatic Arts - Los Angeles: The school needs more acting courses for first year students. As well as more modern teaching methods that other Drama schools offer. Sure its effective for some but its leaving the other students lagging behind in their growth

3 College Senior

Overall Experience at American Academy of Dramatic Arts - Los Angeles: I did learn some new things and grow but just not as much as I expected. There were a lot of people in my first year and I think the faculty bit off more than they could chew when it came to managing numbers and getting adequate attention on each student. It can be tough for an older student in their late twenties who is surrounded by many who are only a year or tow out of high school and don't have the same appreciation for being in class as you would. The curriculum could use some more customization to each students weaknesses and what they need to work on. THe one thing that was disappointing was the lack of variety of teaching techniques at the school that is talked about in promotional videos. Sure the school has first year teachers who use Hagen, Meisner, And some other names but none of the first year teachers use Adler, Laban, Linklater, or Stanislavsky. Some teachers also need to be harder in their disciplinary actions towards lazy students who waste other peoples time and money

Some teachers will help you grow and answer your questions and get to know what is bugging you and what you want to work on.

2 College Senior

Tuition & Financial Aid at American Academy of Dramatic Arts - Los Angeles: The tuition should be cheaper and it would be good if the financial aid department could give you more help with FA options outside of the school. For what you are taught in a short amount of time that does not allow for full comprehension students should not have to pay 30,000 a year

3 College Senior

Facilities at American Academy of Dramatic Arts - Los Angeles: The architecture is unique and it stands out. It has a friendly atmosphere that is welcoming. The academics are for the most part a mix of various teaching methods so students can get a feel of what works for them.

4 College Sophomore

Student Body at American Academy of Dramatic Arts - New York: most of us have an opinion but we respect the diversity in our group

4 College Sophomore

Campus Resources at American Academy of Dramatic Arts - New York: Everything a modern student wants is available. Wifi, television, great kithen and bathroom, etc. Also living with your fellow students is great

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Resources at American Academy of Dramatic Arts - New York: It is there and it works, more I don't need of a computer

4 College Sophomore

Online Courses at American Academy of Dramatic Arts - New York: I have a very good relationship with the professors and administration

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4 College Sophomore

Academic Experience at American Academy of Dramatic Arts - New York: My program is really unique for me and for my colleagues, what makes that the accommodations are great to learn

4 College Sophomore

Academic Experience at American Academy of Dramatic Arts - New York: it is a very specific school so you learn very concentrated everything what you want to know

5 College Sophomore

Career Services at American Academy of Dramatic Arts - New York: It is one of the few schools where you can be sure you have a chance to work with great people who can stimulate you and your career

5 College Sophomore

Academic Flexibility at American Academy of Dramatic Arts - New York: I didn't had a lot of experience in the class, but the experiences I already had with the teachers were great

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience at American Academy of Dramatic Arts - New York: it is a unique school, where you can develop your talents and can learn from others

4 College Student

Academic Flexibility at American Academy of Dramatic Arts - Los Angeles: Classes are flexible and though its a lot of work there is a lot of help understanding the material

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