As one of the nation’s only regionally and nationally accredited two-year acting conservatories, The Academy allows for unique opportunities to continue your education by earning a bachelor's or master's degree, giving you more options in pursuing your career.
The American Academy of Dramatic Arts is a non-profit educational institution chartered and authorized to award degrees by the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York, 89 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12234.
The Academy is proud to have the distinction of being accredited by the following agencies:
Middle States Commission
The American Academy of Dramatic Arts is an accredited institution and a member of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) www.msche.org. The American Academy’s accreditation status is Accreditation Reaffirmed. The Commission’s most recent action on the institution’s accreditation status on November 17, 2022, was to reaffirm accreditation.
MSCHE is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, Telephone: 267-284-5000. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST)
The National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST), an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the US Secretary of Education, accredits both campuses of The American Academy of Dramatic Arts. 11230 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21, Reston, VA 20190, Telephone: 703-437-0700