Special Announcements

    

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Campus Updates

Last updated 4/2/20, 12:00 p.m. EDT
 
The American Academy of Dramatic Arts is closely monitoring federal and local guidance regarding the COVID-19 coronavirus. In response to new recommendations issued by government authorities encouraging social distancing and as a precautionary measure, The Academy has temporarily suspended in-person, on-campus activities.
 
At this time, please note the following operational schedule adjustments currently in place for each campus:
 
NEW YORK CAMPUS – On campus, in-person activities have been suspended with additional scheduling updates to be announced as available. Specific details regarding remote learning arrangements for Fall, Winter, and Second Year students have been communicated through email. Plans for resumption of on-campus classes and rehearsals will be guided by and in compliance with recommendations from federal and local health authorities.
 
New York Academy Housing will remain open at this time; additional protocols may be announced as more guidance on the developing situation becomes available. The policy restricting all outside guests remains in full force at this time. 
 
 
LOS ANGELES CAMPUS – On campus, in-person activities have been suspended with additional scheduling updates to be announced as available. Specific details regarding remote learning arrangements for Fall, Winter, and Second Year students have been communicated through email.Plans for resumption of on-campus classes and rehearsals will be guided by and in compliance with recommendations from federal and local health authorities.
 
Los Angeles Academy Housing will remain open at this time; additional protocols may be announced as more guidance on the developing situation becomes available. The policy restricting all outside guests remains in full force at this time. 
 
 
Please Note: These plans remain subject to guidance from federal and local health authorities as circumstances change; please refer back to www.aada.edu/announcements for additional details as may be warranted.
    

Admissions Events & Applicant Information Update

Last updated 4/2/20, 12:00 p.m. EDT
 
Dear Prospective Students,
 
The American Academy of Dramatic Arts thanks you for your interest in our upcoming Admissions events.
 
With the coronavirus pandemic impacting every country and society around the world, The Academy’s top priority is the well-being of our current community and our prospective students. We are closely monitoring national and local guidance from government and health authorities as this situation continues to evolve. In response to new recommendations issued by domestic and international authorities, The Academy has temporarily postponed all scheduled Admissions events for prospective students, both on our campuses in New York and Los Angeles, as well as in upcoming cities in the United States and abroad. This includes Open House, Workshops, Info Nights, and in-person auditions.
 
We will be working as quickly as possible, in consultation with recommendations from health authorities, to reschedule these events for future dates at the earliest convenience. As additional information becomes available, The Academy will continue to communicate specific update details to you both via email and our website at aada.edu/announcements.
 
Prospective students who have scheduled an in-person audition with The Academy are strongly encouraged to continue their application process and inquire about submission of a video audition. More information about the video audition process is available to you through your online Academy account. Please contact your Admissions Advisor via email at the addresses below if you would like to learn more and set up a video audition.
 
For all prospective students, our Admissions teams in New York and Los Angeles would be happy to answer any questions you might have about events, scheduling, and the application process. Please contact us via email at the addresses below and we will respond to your inquiry as quickly as possible.
 
New York Campus: nyadmissions@aada.edu
 
Los Angeles Campus: laadmissions@aada.edu
 
Non-Applied Prospective Students: recruitment@aada.edu
 
Always remember that challenging times really do inspire profound creativity. Amidst the apparent darkness, we are called to seek the hidden opportunities to thrive as artists and humans.
 
We look forward to sharing more - and to seeing you - very soon.
 
Sincerely,
The American Academy of Dramatic Arts
    

Academy Campus Event Updates

Last Updated 4/2/20, 12:00 p.m. EDT
 
Please note the following adjustments to planned Academy events as of today, March 31. This listing is subject to change; additional updates, postponements, and/or cancellations will be announced on our website at aada.edu/announcements.
 
New York Accepted Student Preview (March 20) - Postponed; information on rescheduling will be forthcoming.
 
New York Admissions Open House (March 21) - Postponed; information on rescheduling will be forthcoming. 
 
Los Angeles Company Showcase Dress Rehearsal (March 23) - Postponed indefinitely; information on rescheduling will be forthcoming.
 
Los Angeles Company Industry Showcase (March 24) – Postponed; information on rescheduling will be forthcoming.
 
New York Graduation Ceremony (April 20) - Postponed; information on event rescheduling and additional celebratory arrangements will be forthcoming.