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Reviews 33 total reviews with an average rating of 3.9

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I still haven't had the chance to start school in The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, but the whole enrolling process has been extremely easy thanks to the care, time, and facility the academy provides to students enrolling. The advisors take their time to explain to us and show us every step of the way, from the audition to the first day of classes. I believe The American Academy of Dramatic Arts is the best school for me since it has amazing history with creating great and well educated actors with the amazing work an actor portraits. From teachers to alumnus, it speaks for it self. I'm honored to be excepted and have the same opportunity to learn more about my passion and be surrounded by many others that share the same goals as I do. By my experience to this day I happily would apply again if I needed to.

3 College Junior

Tuition & Financial Aid: I wish the tuition was not so high.

8 people found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Campus Quality: Its one of the best schools

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Senior

Campus Resources: Small library for small school.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Senior

Campus Resources: We could have more computers, but its fine for now.

5 College Senior

Student Body: 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.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Senior

Overall Experience: I simply just love it here. Tough, and not for everyone, but I love it.

2 College Senior

Tuition & Financial Aid: EXPENSIVE, should offer more scholarships.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Academic Experience: Involves every aspect of performing arts into one - acting.

3 College Senior

Student Body: 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: 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: 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: 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 people found this useful Report
2 College Senior

Tuition & Financial Aid: 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

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Senior

Campus Quality: 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 Student

Academic Flexibility: Classes are flexible and though its a lot of work there is a lot of help understanding the material

5 College Student

Academic Experience: Most people are all focus on the same or similar major so we have lots in common. It is a lot of work and their are lots of job opportunities to come out of it.

5 College Student

Academic Experience: Theatre is explained in detail and the professors make it simple to understand. The registration is done for you and are guaranteed the classes need if you pay your deposit and tuition.

5 College Student

Overall Experience: First of, my audition process was the most comfortable experience in my life. I fell in love with my evaluator. She knows that we will be facing dreadful auditions for years to come and saw no reason to make the auction any scarier than it should be. The instructors give 100% of their energy and knowledge to see us grow as stronger performers and people.

4 College Student

Tuition & Financial Aid: It is really pricey, but you get so much out of it. They have small intimate classes so you will get attention from the instructor, they have a library on campus so you don't have to go and buy a book, they also offer work on campus to help pay for your tuition. To have a chance to more aid, they suggest to fill in the FAFSA as soon as possible and then their scholarship application.

5 College Student

Student Body: The students at my school create a safe and warm environment that allows us to excel in our studies. There is no competition, although we are all working toward the same goal. There are so many international students and local students from all over southern California learning from each other and teaching each other in order to grow strong together. We explore intimate themes and ideas that would otherwise be put at halt if we didn't share respect or value our fellow classmates. The tuition of our school is difficult to obtain, but the curriculum covers so much I think it may even be cheaper than studying acting on your own. The school provides many resources and guidance and even showcases the senior class to people in show business.

5 Recent Alumnus

Academic Experience: I love AADA. amazing school with teachers that care.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Academic Flexibility: I have not enrolled in classes yet, but I am sure the classes are flexible enough (within reason) to not leave me frustrated or unable to find time to accomplish anything else outside of school.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Tuition & Financial Aid: I like the fact that I was automatically granted need base, honors, and merit scholarships. Yet even so, there is still so much tuition to pay off in addition to my living expenses. It makes it almost impossible for me to afford to attend the school. I wish the school was cheaper or offered a greater amount of money in the scholarships. With the school being so expensive, I just hope my education is worth all the money being paid.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Academic Experience: This school is designed specifically for my major. It feels good to know that every class I take, everything I participate in, whether its dance, vocal, or improvisation classes, is guiding me closer and closer to my career.

1 person found this useful Report
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