ACCREDITATION

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 Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) accredits The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York, and in Los Angeles as a branch campus. The Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, Telephone: 267-284-5000. Email: info@msche.org.
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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
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