The Academy's Vision

The American Academy of Dramatic Arts upholds truth as the intangible force that inspires art in its highest form. The Academy has long understood that when a performer is classically trained and supported as an individual, something astounding happens. The education ignites passion and encourages an environment for the actor to find their deepest potential, empowering truth with each new performance. Beyond the training, this intimate connection to the craft creates a powerful bond with audiences, uplifting the human spirit and profoundly enriching our world for generations to come.

The Academy’s crest pays homage to the institution’s highest ideal with the Latin inscription of “Veritas” cast beneath its flame. Veritas or “Truth” is the intangible force that fuels legendary performances. And it is Truth that is forged into the very ember of The Academy’s flame.