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American Academy of Dramatic Arts - New York is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
120 Madison Ave
New York, NY 10016
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Net Price
$38,887/ year
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $41,329/ year
  • $30-48k
    $41,843/ year
  • $49-75k
    $42,917/ year
  • $76-110k
    $47,367/ year
  • $110k+
    $46,260/ year


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Evening Degree Programs
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Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$26,000/ year
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American Academy of Dramatic Arts - New York Reviews

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I've only been at AMDA for one semester and I really love it. The teachers are all amazing current performers or past broadway stars. Learning from them is such a rare experience you can't get anywhere else, because they are all currently auditioning while they teach you. Constantly giving you the ins and outs of the business and how its changing. Although its sad when a teacher you love books a job in a broadway show and you gotta get a new one but every teacher is so unique and inspirational but pushes you to work hard. Even after only 2 years in the NY conservatory especially, the students already look like they belong on broadway. It's crazy. The only down side to this school are the dorm rooms. They are small and sometimes cramp two people in a tiny room when the incoming class is large, which mostly happens to freshmen.
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The teachers were amazing. The things they taught me about acting and life are indispensable. They're in the middle of a massive curriculum overhaul so there were frustrating transparency issues with the administration. Frequently, there was a shortage of classrooms/rehearsal spaces so they rent off-campus locations. Booking rehearsal rooms as a student was hard and sometimes you would get kicked out because a Company show needed that room and they take precedence. The changes occurring are ambitious and ultimately, it's too much too soon. Students found themselves getting screwed on accident because there are too many students and not enough time and resources. Sometimes it felt that all of my money was burned on renting off-campus and bribing industry to come and see us. However, they worked out most of the kinks on my graduating class. The staff were what made it for me.
The admissions and finance departments are great at communication and response time. They have made me feel extremely welcome and they offer scholarships... although I was given only a small amount everything helps. The audition process was fast and comfortable: I left my audition smiling and laughing since my auditor was joy to perform for.