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DeMille Award. The American Academy of Dramatic Arts has consistently focused on a single mission: training the best and brightest students from around the globe to become highly skilled. ROBERT REDFORD Founder of Sundance Film Festival. well-balanced curriculum. Best Actress for Rachel Getting Married and nominated for numerous other awards. The Academy’s innovative training aims to inspire creativity and imagination while exploring respected techniques under the guidance of our esteemed faculty. For more Academy alumni see pages 10. Recently he starred in the film This Is 40 and returned to Broadway in Grace with Ed Asner. 27 and visit aada. his career spans 40+ years. Get Smart. DANNY DeVITO From the classic film One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest to the recent hit The Lorax. . directors and industry experts. wellrounded actors. Batman Returns and the TV series Taxi. Confidential. Alice in Wonderland and The Dark Knight Rises. The Sting and Out of Africa— and directing films such as Ordinary People. DeVito’s recent projects include It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and a stage production of The Sunshine Boys. you’ll soon realize that The Academy is simply unrivaled among acting schools. he was in Romeo + Juliet with Leonardo DiCaprio and starred in a string of Judd Apatow comedies including The 40-Year-Old Virgin and Knocked Up.edu. 21. with each campus conducting a total of 54 plays and full-scale productions every year. And when you consider our diverse international student body. His prolific career includes lead roles in Barefoot in the Park.More than 128 years of excellence 128 Training the Next Generation of Award-Winning Actors As the first conservatory for actors in the Englishspeaking world. Academy students participate in more performances than just about any other acting school in the country. including the Cecil B. confident. He also starred in L. The core of The Academy’s training is based on the opportunity to perform. he is the recipient of two Oscars and six Golden Globes. A FEW OF OUR PAST STUDENTS Paul Rudd Beloved for his role in Clueless.A. Recently she starred in Les Misérables. ANNE HATHAWAY Winner of the Critics’ Choice Award. she is recognizable by all generations for The Princess Diaries. small class sizes and intensive.
...................................................................... .................. 41 Administration......................... 46 Satisfactory Academic Progress............................ 18 Academy Accreditation. 16 Degree Program....... psychologically true and physically realized performances........... ......... Scene from The American Clock Scene from The Curious Savage ............................................. 10.................................. Our instructors..... The Academy’s instructors are completely dedicated to working with you to achieve more from yourself than you’ve ever imagined possible.............. Additionally......THE ACADEMY 5 Preparing you FOR THE PROFESSIONAL WORLD OF ACTING Table of Contents New York Campus.................. 32 Summer Program Options...... A solid plan to usher you into your career The Academy helps you develop a solid career plan to work on stage and screen..................................................................................... 38 Academy Faculty: Los Angeles.............................. 22 Admissions............................. 20 Academic Calendar.................. 8 The Academy’s Proud Heritage. 6 Los Angeles Campus................... film and television that promotes a high degree of discipline and self-discovery.................................... 14 The Academy Company......................... classes and our highly regarded Industry Weeks........... ................ ......................................................................................................................... Our proven training process builds an essential foundation that prepares each student to take the next step toward a successful future as a professional actor................................... 12 Second Year Courses................... . 27 Financial Aid............ 24 Tuition & Expenses........................ 21 Courses & Credits.................................................................... 45 Board of Trustees............. ...... 28 Scholarships.................................... as a regionally and nationally accredited institution.................................... In order to meet the demands of our program....... 11 First Year Courses........ 27 The Academy offers unique instruction for theatre........................................................................... 3....................... alumni and other respected professionals equip you with essential skills and knowledge of the entertainment industry through seminars....................................................... 21........................................................................... .. 10 Industry Insight Series.............................. who passionately guide each student toward deeply felt............. The Academy accepts only the most promising students to train with our distinguished instructors.................................................................................................................................................... 28 International Students.............................................. 45 Staff........................................ career development workshops.... 47 Alumni Spotlights.............................................. 26 Student Housing..................... our degree options open up a multitude of career and educational opportunities that will serve as a springboard to a rewarding future.............................. 31 Summer Programs 2013............... ................ 36 Academy Faculty: New York.......................................................................
THE ACADEMY 7 The Academy: New York Train IN THE CENTER OF AMERICAN THEATRE The moment you arrive at our New York City campus the excitement and energy will inspire your passion to perform. For student housing information. The Academy’s historic location puts you right in the middle of everything there is to love about the Big Apple. costume and prop departments. museums. a production workshop. Feature film and television crews dot the streets by day and each night the biggest names on Broadway light up the stage. Plus. From top to bottom. countless galleries. Lincoln Center. 164-seat thrust theatre and 103-seat arena-style theatre are all used for classes. Our 169-seat proscenium theatre. and a vibrant multicultural arts and entertainment scene all at your doorstep. our New York campus is ideally outfitted for you to grow and succeed as a working actor. With Broadway. lighting and editing systems—everything you need for exceptional oncamera training. Central Park. rehearsals and full-scale productions. our media studios are equipped with the latest video. see page 27 or visit aada. NEW YORK CAMPUS Set in Madison Avenue’s landmark Colony Club building in Midtown Manhattan. Around the clock. . dressing rooms. Times Square. rehearsal halls. dance studios. you will be surrounded with the best the city has to offer. our campus encompasses six full stories of classrooms. Another notable feature is our collection of impressive theatres that offer a variety of training and performance opportunities. a student lounge. and an expansive library designed to serve the specific needs of acting students.edu.
In our Movement and Vocal Production Building you will find generous rehearsal and dance spaces. Hollywood & Highland Center with The Dolby Theatre and numerous museums. The collection includes published scripts. our Hollywood campus features acting and camera studios. musical scores and recordings. along with a costume and prop shop. see page 27 or visit aada. . and a comprehensive collection of reference materials on every aspect of theatre and on-screen acting and production. Our Los Angeles campus creates the perfect environment for you to grow and learn to succeed as a working actor in today’s thriving entertainment industry. our Los Angeles campus is certain to inspire you.THE ACADEMY 9 The Academy: los Angeles Train IN THE HEART OF Film and Television Just beyond the sunshine and palm trees of Sunset Boulevard. As soon as you arrive. our media studios are outfitted with all the technology you will need for oncamera training. including advanced video. Our campus is adjacent to Hollywood’s first movie studio backlot. Our library is located in one of the historic Chaplin Studio bungalows. LOS ANGELES CAMPUS Built on what was once the south lot of Charlie Chaplin Studios. stage venues. producers and directors still produce hit TV shows and films on a daily basis. Plus. you will be surrounded by entertainment history—and history in the making. cafés and iconic attractions.edu. where legendary actors. Grauman’s Chinese Theatre. For student housing information. a screening room. Hollywood red carpet premieres and a dynamic theatre scene. Also. you will see firsthand why Los Angeles is home to the stars. Steps from world-famous film and television studios. Walk around the block and you will find Hollywood’s Walk of Fame. the campus is home to an impressive 150-seat theatre that is used for numerous full-scale productions throughout the year. lighting and editing systems. a vocal production studio and a scene shop. It houses a computer lab.
listed in the Top 10 of AFI’s Male Legends. Captains Courageous and Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner. at the site of the historic Colony Club building. the decision had been made to expand westward and the first LA campus was opened in Pasadena. In addition to acting on stage and in 90 films during his seven-decade career. She won an Oscar. and is #13 on the American Film Institute (AFI) list of Top Female Legends. Grace Kelly was featured in 11 films. Not long after its founding. The Academy benefited from the influence of notable theatre luminaries. producers. it was Henry DeMille who is credited with giving The Academy its current name in 1889. managers and directors. California. Founded in 1884 by former Harvard speech professor Franklin Haven Sargent. Robinson William Powell Rosalind Russell Jim Backus Hume Cronyn Colleen Dewhurst Tom Poston Charles Durning Jason Robards Don Rickles Anne Bancroft John Cassavetes Florence Henderson Elizabeth Montgomery Judd Hirsch Alec Baldwin Ellen Burstyn Neil Patrick Harris Susan Sarandon Danny Glover Kyra Sedgwick Alfred Molina Kevin Spacey Gena Rowlands Patrick Stewart Other guest speakers have included: Roberto Benigni Peter Bergman Kim Cattrall James Cromwell Joel Grey Dennis Haysbert Kevin Kline Frank Langella John Leguizamo Matthew Lillard William H. before finally moving to its current Hollywood location in 2000. this series features panel discussions and Q&A sessions with guest speakers ranging from celebrity A FEW OF OUR RECENT NOTABLE SPEAKERS From the earliest American stage and screen legends to today’s international award-winning actors. LAUREN BACALL Lauren Bacall’s illustrious film and stage career has spanned eight decades to date. Visit aada. and is one of the greatest male American screen legends of all time. the Cecil B. By 1974. To this day. including director David Belasco and playwright Henry DeMille (father of moviemaker Cecil B. DeMille Award for outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment. you can see why The American Academy of Dramatic Arts has earned its unrivaled reputation.THE ACADEMY 11 LEGENDS AND STARS: The Academy’s Proud Heritage GRACE KELLY An icon of the 1950s. on the south lot of the former Charlie Chaplin Studios. The Academy became affectionately known to industry insiders as “The Cradle to the Stars” due to its impressive array of notable alumni. Other Legendary Alumni*: Cecil B. Macy Joe Montegna Phylicia Rashad Lynn Redgrave Paul Rudd Adam Scott Fiona Shaw French Stewart James Whitmore and many more *This is a partial list of The Academy’s legendary alumni. On select dates alumni to casting directors. Early on. INDUSTRY INDUSTRY INSIGHT INSIGHT Guest Speakers Worth SERIES SERIES Talking About Get a rare glimpse into the inner workings of the entertainment industry at our Industry Insight Series. By the mid 20th century. the school moved into its present location on Madison Avenue in Midtown Manhattan. The faculty consists of theatrical visionaries who are supported by a dedicated administration that is committed to upholding the standard of excellence established more than 128 years ago. Dial M for Murder and To Catch a Thief. The American Academy of Dramatic Arts opened its doors in New York as the Lyceum Theatre School of Acting. The Academy’s reputation for setting standards of excellence in actor training continues to attract innovative instructors at the forefront of their craft. and more than 60 television productions.edu for a more comprehensive listing. He was nominated for nine Academy Awards for Best Actor. has acted in 78 films including Boys Town. including Oscar. including Rear Window. DeMille Dale Carnegie Edward G. director and author. he is a film producer. summer summer throughout the year. DeMille). In 1963. agents. DeMille Award. In fact. winning consecutively in 1937 and 1938. In 1993 she was honored with the Cecil B. three Golden Globes. Golden Globe and Tony awards. KIRK DOUGLAS Kirk Douglas earned AFI’s Lifetime Achievement Award. . INDUSTRY INSIGHT SERIES INDUSTRY INSIGHT SERIES SPENCER TRACY Spencer Tracy. the school was renamed The New York School of Acting and moved into Carnegie Hall.
breaking down and interpreting unfamiliar language and broad presentational material. concentration. well-placed. and to develop imaginative use of the body in both contemporary and stylized forms. and as an expressive instrument. Each of the major periods is examined as a context in which dramatic literature is developed. Serving as the assistant to the play director. Various physical disciplines and basic dance techniques are introduced to build strength and coordination. Students are taught to analyze dramatic situations in terms of objectives and to develop trust in a sense of truth and spontaneous. conflicts. more sophisticated aspects are explored. rehearsal and performance of “Examination Plays” chosen from a variety of playwrights. Through practical use. Emphasis is placed on deepening the connection between voice. flexibility. Improvisation / Physical Acting In this course students gain an experiential understanding of improvisational acting and develop a strong moment-to-moment perspective. students learn the International Phonetic Alphabet. The physiology of speech and voice production is studied. the heightening of energy required for comedy.edu for the latest information. free. truthful use of self in imaginary circumstances. Truthful. Mask The work of the Mask class is designed to free the Movement I & II The purpose of these two courses is to develop the student’s awareness of the body in terms of alignment. Students are required to take 1 credit. to the further development of the actor’s voice and speech skills. Exercises focus on understanding technical adjustments required for working in front of the camera and working in a relaxed and truthful way. language and behavior has a profound effect on the development of the actor’s instrument. truthful involvement in pursuit of specific objectives as a foundation. exercises. Improvisation on themes. strength and stamina. tracing its growth and development from the dawn of theatre in ancient Greece. Vocal Production The primary goal of this training is to Academy Courses THE CONSERVATORY PROGRAM The Academy’s Conservatory Program offers full-time training for First and Second Year students. concentrates on the achievement of relaxed. students gain an important perspective on the rehearsal process that serves them as actors. Mask work is incorporated into Movement II in Los Angeles. learning blocking notation and coordination of production elements. and sensitivity to other actors and to internal and external stimuli. and comprehension of the text in terms of historical contexts. vocal placement. speech and movement beyond what is needed for contemporary material. and the choice of actions as an approach to characterization as well as a means of illuminating the playwright’s intent. and character relationships are all aspects of this exciting course. to go for the most “active choices. Theatre History This is a survey course in the historical background of drama. more generous with their fellow actors and more creative in developing roles. as well as on camera. In the second term. but may repeat the course for up to 2 credits. use of scansion. while permitting the faculty and administration to observe the growth and progress of each student. While maintaining and reinforcing the basic virtues of motivated. well-supported speaking voice and General American articulation as multiple objectives. student from self-consciousness. students discover their own ranges of speech as well as techniques that produce effective storytelling. spontaneous response to internal and external stimuli.” and how to be at the service of the scene while listening and responding honestly. . Consult aada. is used to help students release their imaginations and lead to a more uninhibited physical expression and economy of gesture. warm-ups and conversational as well as contextual work with heightened language and contemporary text. truthful behavior. the semester proceeds to improvisation and then to scene study in contemporary drama. Acting II. NEW YORK & LoS ANGELES COURSES Acting The acting sequence is divided into two twelve-week studio courses and six weeks of rehearsal and production. themes. The second studio course. Los Angeles COURSES Styles I The purpose of this course is to develop the student’s awareness of the history and traditional techniques of the Commedia dell’Arte and the theatre of William Shakespeare. Styles I training develops the student’s ability to exist comfortably in dramatic settings that are removed in time and place from the familiar. Styles I Basic acting principles are applied to dramatic material from various periods of theatre history—the Renaissance. essential to looseness and creativity in scripted work. and articulation are reinforced. moment-to-moment reaction. Voice & Speech Practicum This course is devoted Stage Management Each student serves as stage manager or co-stage manager for an examination or one-act play. fundamental principles of breath control. Every actor has a unique instrument and each student is trained in how to integrate a good speaking voice with good speech while staying true to his or her own identity. Consisting of classes and workshops ranging from acting styles to im provisation techniques. using materials taught in Voice & Speech I. reinforce and supplement the work in Voice & Speech. they develop tools to make them more trusting of their own impulses. The focus is on training and encouraging the use of voice. to musical theatre and everything in between. To facilitate hearing perception and speech production. The first studio course. Ancient Greece and the Restoration. Students are cast to give them every opportunity to display what they have learned. body and mind through drills. is devoted to the study of comedy. The course covers the importance of saying “yes” in scenes. NEW YORK COURSES Theatre Dance This course is intended as an introduction to and instruction in dance/movement styles and social deportment in European societies since the 16th century. and additional reading and specific research are assigned. Six weeks in the First Year are devoted to the study. Beginning with exercises for relaxation. focusing on building the actor’s vocal instrument by using singing as a tool. Through theatre games and improvising scenes. students then relate these techniques to that of the modern actor. which focuses on a wide array of techniques for stage and screen. This exploration of the freedom of movement. FIRST Year Courses Camera Technique: Fundamentals Students prepare to work on a professional film and television set. including mythology and poetic texts. These include emotional preparation. Students learn the jargon of the industry and various roles played by everyone on set. Acting I. Students work behind the scenes.” to play those “at the top of their intelligence. and the use of the voice as an instrument of interpretation is explored. Emphasis is placed on the exploration through scene work of the techniques needed. With the capacity for relaxed.THE ACADEMY 13 Voice & Speech I & II These courses develop an open. this may end up being the most rewarding two years of your life. Script Analysis This course examines the way authors construct their material and the means by which actors can convey these thoughts and emotions to the audience. There may be changes to courses after the catalog has been published. Plays representative of each period are read and discussed. Using specific exercises. and each student is trained to run the camera and the sound equipment.
unions and other issues related to the development of a career in film. Students may not receive more than 2 credits combined for First and Second Year in the area of Stage Management. dynamics and believability. Professional Internships The Academy offers a limited number of unpaid internships and volunteer positions for qualified Second Year students and Academy Company members in entertainment-related fields. Pass/Fail only. students research and present other dialects and various foreign accents. Scenes assigned include the works of Ibsen. creating realistic scars and wounds. concluding with 19th century comic and romantic European drama. South African. which may last for a semester and may or may not provide academic credit. New York (Brooklyn) and American Southern. optional A series of audition preparation workshops is also offered on the selection and preparation of audition monologues from both classical and contemporary theatre. It begins with on-camera interviews so students may view their screen images in playback and observe any facial or physical tensions that need correction. This class will give grounding and focus and help center the actor. Particular attention is paid to the linguistic and physical complexity each era presents. The Academy reserves the right to alter course content and offerings at its sole discretion. Students learn to relax and to project energetic and positive images rooted in truth. Russian. In addition. students develop crucial skills for working in front of the camera. learning strategies. along with more intensive background research. but not limited to. Scottish. the effect of lighting and specific practices of historic periods.edu for the latest information. NEW YORK & LoS ANGELES COURSES Advanced Acting In the Second Year. . which may include Australian. honing their text analysis and acting skills for media performance. agents. Voice & Speech III Students study Standard Stage speech Stage Management Each student serves as a stage manager or co-stage manager for one-acts. Cockney. variety and vocal power. Students may also arrange their own intern positions with the approval of the Director of Instruction. There may be changes to courses in the curriculum after the catalog has been published. Fencing Basic fencing movements are taught. Using the International Phonetic Alphabet. Through rehearsal. Students apply these to performed monologues in preparation for theatrical auditions. Acting IV: Camera Technique / Scene Study Building on the work of Camera Technique: Fundamentals. objectives. Work in the Second Year reinforces and builds upon the learning experiences of the First Year. greater stretch. With attention toward performance. Internships may be arranged through The Academy. flexibility. For-credit positions offer 1 credit. and are trained to operate cameras. begins with a review of Shakespeare and moves forward with scene study of 17th and 18th century French and English playwrights. Make-up Basic materials of stage make-up are introduced and guest speakers are scheduled for seminars and workshops toward the end of the Second Year to familiarize students with basic procedures of professional employment. Material from the class becomes the basis for developing each student’s show reel. sound equipment and the recording computer. Once mastered. students study British Received Pronunciation. Camera Technique This course is designed to give students complete freedom and confidence when auditioning in front of a camera. specificity. Individual facial structure is studied. as evidenced by classwork and examination plays from the First Year. stamina. range. and students are trained to use them effectively. NEW YORK COURSES Styles II: Shakespeare This is an intense study of performing in Shakespeare’s plays. Styles II (including shakespeare) This course LA Casting Collaborations The Academy Los Angeles and Los Angeles Film Schools The Academy collaborates with film schools in the Los Angeles area to provide acting talent to classroom projects under the supervision of the film school faculty. New York and two types of American Southern. resonance. German. In order to best serve its students. Workshop Rehearsal & Performance In the second semester of the Second Year. It continues with the exploration of different types of audition techniques for film. French. balance and flexibility. workshop performances or Academy Company productions. Major focus is given to researching the period. Students apply advanced vocalization to individual and group pieces in preparation for the vocal demands of the professional theatre. as well as contemporary playwrights. casting directors. For-credit positions also require regular reports and meetings with an advisor. Stage Dialects This course gives the actor knowledge and practice in researching and preparing dialects for the stage. photographs. coordination. resonance and pronunciation are explored. Participation is optional and subject to student availability. auditions. a scene from a film or play with a choreographed fight scene is assigned. learning meter and understanding its importance to a character and a play. Consult aada. internship in which students serve as assistants/production coordinators for Academy play directors. in which students develop a solid foundation for the appreciation and use of heightened. Voice & Speech III: Dialects Students apply advanced principles of voice and speech production to the acquisition and performance of the major dialects of English. Admission to the Second Year is by invitation. including. Russian. students notate blocking and coordinate production elements. These career counseling courses help provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to develop personal business strategies and to sustain a professional career. Musical Theatre or One-Person Show to further explore heightened styles of acting. Strindberg and Shaw. Movement III: Stage Combat & Fencing Students develop the skills needed for unarmed and single sword theatrical combat and apply each to theatrical and cinematic use. volunteering for community arts outreach programs. Los Angeles COURSES Advanced Vocal Production / Vocal Power This course focuses on advanced development of the speaking voice. actions and moment-to-moment spontaneity as a base. commercials and industrials in which cue cards and actual scripts are used. Internships may be repeated for a total of 1 credit. and learning techniques are developed to acquire other dialects and accents. Spanish and others. Professional Internships Students are required to work off-campus for a minimum of 12 hours in a professional setting. English (both Received Pronunciation and working class Cockney). poetic language. These workshops lead to evening performances for the public on The Academy’s main stage. as well as on camera. The positions. Internships available include working as actors at professional film training schools for classes and projects. flexibility and coordination. Students enhance core support. Career Preparation A number of industry professionals Stage Combat The purpose of this course is to train students in the basic skills of stage combat. Italian. a résumé with cover letter and an interview. These opportunities provide additional experience and learning opportunities for Academy students in fully equipped film studios. students work on television and film scenes on camera. and working in a professional setting in an agent or casting director’s office or a professional theatre. students develop and integrate imaginative characters into choreographed stage fights. require a recommendation from the Director of Instruction. Chekhov. Rehearsal & Performance Students continue the study and application of basic and advanced acting techniques through rehearsal and performance of roles that may be in projects. rhythm. Students work behind the scenes. advanced scene study is undertaken using the principles of relaxation. variations in pitch.THE ACADEMY 15 SECOND Year Courses Movement III This course is designed to strengthen the actor’s physical and emotional connection using ensemble composition and character development. Roles assigned require more imaginative extensions of technique. The exercises and practices are also intended to increase mental and physical strength. Guidance is offered concerning résumés. technique and safety. concentration. Scottish. which helps them gain an important perspective on the rehearsal process. Students begin to look at repertoire and develop several audition pieces over the course of the semester. German. Irish and others such as French. voice and movement training are combined with rehearsal and performance of both projects and full-length plays. or may be designed by the student and approved by the Director of Instruction. Period Movement and Dance This course is intended as an introduction to and instruction in dance/movement styles and social deportment in European societies since the 16th century. Students study the International Phonetic Alphabet and a variety of commonly used dialects. potential and readiness to benefit from advanced training. television. focusing on unarmed combat and emphasizing safety. Pass/Fail only. television and theatre. students are placed in Advanced Shakespeare. Past and current collaborations include Los Angeles Film School. Stage Management This is a non-credit. Advanced acting. USC School of Cinematic Arts and Columbia College Hollywood. Southern Irish. as well as the principles of characterization. They provide excellent opportunities to actively participate in the profession while making valuable contacts. stamina. by applying the fundamentals of speech and voice production as a base and advanced use of the International Phonetic Alphabet. personalization and justification. While gaining strength. taping scene work and viewing final edited scenes. one-act or full-length productions. Serving as an assistant to the director. Advanced Vocal Production / Singing This course continues the work of Vocal Production in the First Year with a greater emphasis on the development of the voice for the demands of musical theatre. Selection is made on the basis of progress.
aada. This training provides a platform for Company members to let their talent truly shine and gain recognition for their work. In addition. The emphasis of the program is the practical development of the actor through study. For Academy Company courses. film and commercial). rehearsal and performance. Scene from Escape from Happiness Scene from Arcadia The Pinnacle Year of Performance The Company performs a wide number of plays ranging from classic to contemporary before an invited audience of Academy guests. as well as training in audition monologues and camera technique Individual career counseling to advise Company members on all matters related to career management Seminars with working professionals such as talent agents (legitimate. casting directors and other industry professionals. managers and regional theatre/independent film directors Scene from The American Clock Scene from Anna and The Tropics Academy Company members are awarded a Certificate of Advanced Actor Training upon the successful completion of the Company season. which may include: Advanced workshops in acting. This advanced training offers unrivaled performance experience with intense. students are given the opportunity to audition for The Academy Company.edu. Selection is made on the basis of individual potential and the overall concept of a balanced acting company. 2012-2013 New York Academy Theatre Company Scene from Rumors . a variety of advanced training opportunities are offered. visit The Academy’s website. focused training to a small number of Third Year students. speech and movement. agents. serving as an important vehicle to usher graduates into the professional world of performing arts. Students are cast in challenging roles that showcase their talents while providing further opportunity for growth and development.THE ACADEMY 17 The ACADEMY Company Third Year Program At the conclusion of the Conservatory Program. hours and credits.
The program conforms to the admission policies of The Academy and St. film. writing and producing for film and television. entry requirements and the desired degree. earn a degree and receive 65-70 credits of intense training in acting.222. DEGREE PROGRAM As one of the nation’s only regionally and nationally accredited two-year acting conservatories. The core mission of OCU is to prepare well-trained actors and to provide students with a broad-based liberal arts education. The Academy offers associate degrees at its two campuses—and bachelor’s degree options at colleges and universities across the United States. While at St. The Academy has agreements with the following distinguished universities to provide them with the opportunity to pursue conservatory training that culminates in a bachelor’s degree. If you are interested in obtaining more information. This allows students to expand on their creative and critical thinking abilities through composition.0 or better and meet all of SJU’s entrance requirements may transfer to SJU.8990 NYadmissions@aada.or better. Students who enter the program at The Academy may enter as First Year students in the Fall or Winter Term. Associate Degree NEW YORK AND LOS ANGELES Associate of Occupational Studies Students graduating from the two-year Conservatory Program at the New York and Los Angeles campuses are awarded the academic degree of Associate of Occupational Studies (AOS). Celebrated OCU alumni in the field of arts and entertainment include Kristin Chenoweth. philosophy and literature courses from a global perspective. Students complete the full-time Conservatory Program at The Academy in New York City or Los Angeles. The curriculum is both broad and practical.edu). Film and Television. John’s to fulfill 69 credits in performing arts. skills and career opportunities in new paths with a BS in Dramatic Arts.edu OKLAHOMA CITY UNIVERSITY OKLAHOMA CITY The American Academy of Dramatic Arts and Oklahoma City University (OCU) have created an extraordinary opportunity for Academy students to earn a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting (BFAA) at two of the nation’s leading training programs. Kelli O’Hara and Hall of Famer Leona Mitchell. New York Campus 800. Students in the program have the best of both worlds: The Academy’s intensive conservatory training in acting and St. choice of college. Our collaboration enriches our programs by providing expanded opportunities for students and optimal use of our faculties and facilities. Academy alumni from 1974 and onward are also eligible to transfer credits toward a bachelor’s degree. such as filmmaking. students must maintain a GPA of at least 2. John’s College of Professional Studies. Students who declare their intent to enter this program at The Academy by noting their interest in the space provided on The Academy’s application form will receive a special orientation after they arrive on campus to begin their First Year. John’s extensive training in directing. Film and Television. Bachelor’s Degree Options Students choosing to further their academic education with more advanced degrees may transfer their Academy credits to most colleges and universities throughout the United States. John’s. Academy students can enter Antioch with as much as half of their coursework toward their BA degree completion. Antioch’s innovative curriculum. Named in US News and World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges” as a top tier master’s program and university in the West Region.463. depending upon their choice of college. screenwriting and producing for television. Only those Academy students who have a GPA of 2. Students may enter the program at The Academy or St. John’s University have created a one-of-a-kind program for talented students with a passion for the dramatic arts who may also wish to expand their knowledge. Our degree program opens up more career and educational opportunities than any other two-year acting conservatory in the nation and advances you on your path as a professional in the craft. John’s University The American Academy of Dramatic Arts and St. or to any college or university. depending upon the number of credits earned and the major chosen. variety of course offerings and flexible time schedules make it a perfect match for Academy students who wish to obtain a BA degree. Students who successfully complete one year at The Academy may also transfer their coursework credits of C. Students will be required to audition to meet standards. current Academy students and alumni may contact the Registrar or the Antioch University Los Angeles Admissions Office (AntiochLA. This agreement clarifies the transfer process and ensures that the maximum number of credits earned at The Academy will be counted toward an Antioch BA degree. Graduates of the program will bring depth and innovation to any area in which they work.edu).edu Los Angeles Campus 800. OCU offers advanced studios and a distinguished faculty. Academy students may transfer their credits to other majors within St. please contact our Admissions Office. For further information. television and liberal arts. Students who are not invited to continue at The Academy may transfer their First Year credits to other programs within St. movement and voice production. The number of credits successfully transferred depends upon the amount earned. and they must be invited to continue into the Second Year at The Academy. ANTIOCH UNIVERSITY LOS ANGELES The American Academy of Dramatic Arts has entered into an articulation agreement with Antioch University Los Angeles that allows Academy students to complete a Bachelor of Arts with a concentration in Acting and Dramatic Arts.THE ACADEMY 19 ST. In years three and four. theatre history.2867 LAadmissions@aada. and provides students with discipline and skills to pursue many professions. Academy students transfer to St. John’s University for a BS in Dramatic Arts. There is a slight variation in the courses offered on the New York and Los Angeles campuses.5 in major area courses and successfully complete the stated degree requirements to be awarded the Bachelor of Science in Dramatic Arts. John’s (stjohns. Film and Television. Our articulation agreement applies to Academy students who receive their associate degree and those who complete one year at either campus. acting styles. entry requirements and the desired degree. and transfer to OCU in Oklahoma City for their last two years. John’s College of Professional Studies. . Students who enter the program at The Academy will complete the two-year Conservatory Program at The Academy in New York or Los Angeles. JOHN’S UNIVERSITY NEW YORK CITY Joint Degree Program with St. John’s. Academy alumni are also eligible to participate. Articulation Agreement: In addition to our Joint Degree with St. To support our students in their academic pursuits.
The remaining courses to be completed at OCU (66 credits) include general education requirements. Interested students will be provided with a list of OCU courses required for the degree. 2014 July 15. 27 and visit aada. please contact The Academy’s Admissions Office at 800. he also lent his voice talent to the animated films Kung Fu Panda 2 and Wreck-It Ralph. he is the commercial spokesperson for Allstate Insurance. ACADEMIC Calendar 2013-2014 HUNTER COLLEGE (CUNY) NEW YORK CITY Since 2004. Suite 21. 10. renewable for a total of four (4) semesters. The New York campus is accredited by the New York State Board of Regents and Commissioner of Education. The Academy has had an articulation agreement with Hunter College (CUNY) for a BA in Theatre. 2014 Dates may be subject to change. ACADEMY ACCREDITATION MIDDLE STATES Commission The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) accredits The Academy in New York and The Academy in Los Angeles as a branch campus.5 to be eligible for transfer. VA 20190.5000 Alumni Spotlight ADRIEN BRODY After starring in the critically acclaimed films The Thin Red Line and Summer of Sam. 3624 Market Street. Her other work includes the classic comedy Police Academy. Philadelphia. a Roman Polanski film with Ewan McGregor. 2013 – June 3. 2014 Second Year Academy Company Graduation Day August 19. . and have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2. an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the US Secretary of Education. and these credits are distributed according to the Transfer Guide. 2014 – August 14. Sixty-two Academy credits are accepted for transfer toward the BFAA degree. DENNIS HAYSBERT Known for playing pivotal characters on the TV series The Unit and 24. Recently he starred in Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris in the role of Salvador Dalí. 2013 – May 18. as well as The Ghost Writer. Acting Core and Music Theatre Core. 2014 – August 21. Audition requirements for the BFAA degree are waived for Academy students. Telephone: 703. Academy students are required to pass the CUNY Skills Assessment Test taken by all students entering Hunter College with fewer than 45 credits. Telephone: 518. with 21 of these being in the major. Students entering Hunter with an AOS degree from The Academy will receive 27 credits toward a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre at Hunter College. 2013 – April 21.THE ACADEMY 21 Bachelor’s Degree Options continued Academy students must complete the two-year Associate in Occupational Studies degree and have an overall grade point average of 2. Telephone: 215. and the recent Broadway production of Private Lives. Academy graduates from anytime during 1974 and going forward from this date may apply to Hunter College pursuant to this agreement. For more Academy alumni see pages 3.8990. New York State Board of Regents The American Academy of Dramatic Arts is a non-profit educational institution chartered by the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York.3. subject to review by Hunter College. 2013 – April 24. 2013 – February 26. 2014 Second Year Academy Company September 23. she is best known for her role as Samantha on the Sex and the City TV and film series. He followed with the blockbusters King Kong and Predators. Its provisions are specified in the Transfer Guide and Course Equivalencies. Reston.000 per semester. Albany. NY 12234. NAST The National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST). 2014 April 21.1551 Casey LaBow Featured in the blockbuster films Twilight: Breaking Dawn . 11230 Roger Bacon Drive. he won the Academy Award for Best Actor in The Pianist. 89 Washington Avenue. NEW YORK CAMPUS Fall First Year September 18. who will be automatically awarded an Academy Partnership Scholarship in the amount of $2. Those students who have completed or will complete a third year of training at The Academy may be eligible for additional credits.437.0700 KIM CATTRALL Winner of a Golden Globe. 2013 – March 17. 2014 Graduation Day May 18. Her TV credits include the recurring role of Ella McBride on CSI: NY.284. 2014 Winter First Year January 7. she was also in Hide Away with Josh Lucas and Skateland with Ashley Greene.463. Currently.edu. Credits carrying a course grade of “D” or below will not transfer. 2014 July 22. 2014 LOS ANGELES CAMPUS Fall First Year August 28. For more information. PA 19104. Academy students are also eligible for Academic Transfer Scholarships according to current OCU policy and additional talent awards through the university’s regular audition process.474. The student will have to take 93 credits at Hunter. The Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the US Secretary of Education and the Commission on Recognition of Postsecondary Accreditation.Part 1 and Part 2 playing the role of Kate. accredits both campuses of The American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Credits earned by Academy students from other colleges will be reviewed by Hunter College for credit toward the baccalaureate degree. 2014 Winter First Year January 13.
5 SECOND Semester Third Term (7 Weeks) Rehearsal & Performance.5 0.5 35 TOTAL HOURS & CREDITS 1.5 2 1 1 0.5 0. . Professional Development) Musical Theatre Advanced Shakespeare One-Person Show Fourth Term (7 Weeks) Acting V: Career Development/Rehearsal & Performance Vocal/Movement Coaching (concurrent) Career Development Workshops (1 week) 20 20 120 20 712 7 1 36 6 4 2 4 2 7 48 32 16 32 16 56 2 2 1 2 1 3.5 3 SECOND Semester Third Term (8 Weeks) Acting IV: Camera Technique: Scene Study Intensives: Individual Correction & Development Make-Up Audition Technique Acting Professionally Workshop Rehearsal & Performance (includes 8hrs.THE ACADEMY 23 THE ACADEMY NEW YORK COURSES & CREDITS The ACADEMY LOS ANGELES COURSES & CREDITS FIRST YEAR First Semester FIRST YEAR Hours / Week 9 4 4 2 2 2 2 7 4 4 2 5 2 2 20 Term Total 108 48 48 24 24 24 24 84 48 48 24 60 24 24 120 Credits 5 2 2 1 1 1 1 4 2 2 1 3 1 1 6 First Semester FIRST TERM (12 WEEKS) Acting I Voice & Speech I Movement I Vocal Production I Theatre History Voice & Speech Practicum Mask FIRST TERM (12 WEEKS) Acting I Voice & Speech I Movement I: Theatre Movement and Dance Vocal Production I Physical Acting Camera Technique: Fundamentals Second Term (3 Weeks) Rehearsal & Performance I (Drama) Vocal/Movement Coaching (concurrent) Stage Management* Hours / Week 8 4 4 4 2 4 20 20 8 4 4 2 4 2 20 Term Total 96 48 48 48 24 48 60 60 9 6 48 48 24 48 24 60 780 Credits 4 2 2 2 1 2 3 1 4 2 2 1 2 1 3 32 SECOND Semester Second Term (12 Weeks) Acting II Voice & Speech II Movement II Vocal Production II Styles I Theatre Dance Voice & Speech Practicum Third Term (6 Weeks) Acting III First Year Subtotal Hours & Credits (30 Weeks) 732 33 SECOND Semester Third Term (12 Weeks) Acting II Voice & Speech II Movement II Theatre History Styles I Script Analysis and Improvisation Fourth Term (3 Weeks) Rehearsal & Performance II (Comedy) Vocal/Movement Coaching (concurrent) First Year Subtotal Hours & Credits (30 Weeks) SECOND YEAR First Semester SECOND YEAR Hours / Week 9 5 4 4 2 2 2 8 4 4 2 2 4 Term Total 108 60 48 48 24 10 14 32 16 16 8 8 16 Credits 5 3 2 2 1 0.5 First Semester First Term (12 Weeks) Acting IV Styles II (Shakespeare) Voice & Speech III Movement III Camera Technique Fencing (5 Weeks) Theatre Dance (7 Weeks) Second Term (4 Weeks) Acting V Dialects Camera Technique Career Preparation Vocal Production/Singing Stage Combat First Term (12 Weeks) Hours / Week Acting III Voice & Speech III: Dialects Styles II (including Shakespeare) Movement III: Fencing/Stage Combat Period Movement and Dance Advanced Vocal Production/Singing or Advanced Vocal Production/Vocal Power Professional Internship Second Term (3 Weeks) Rehearsal & Performance III 20 Vocal/Movement Coaching (concurrent) 9 4 4 4 2 2 1 Term Total 108 48 48 48 24 24 12 60 Credits 5 2 2 2 1 1 0. including: 20 140 7 Career Preparation Seminars & Industry Panels Audition Technique (6 Weeks) 2 12 0. Second Year Subtotal Hours & Credits (30 Weeks) TOTAL HOURS & CREDITS 1.5 0.492 68 *May be taken in any semester prior to Final Semester Semesters may vary Courses and hours are subject to change at the sole discretion of The Academy. including: 20 140 Career Preparation Seminars Audition Technique (6 Weeks) 2 12 Musical Audition Technique 2 12 Second Year Subtotal Hours & Credits (30 Weeks) 724 7 0.5 0.5 Fourth Term (7 Weeks) Rehearsal & Performance.456 68 Courses and hours are subject to change at the sole discretion of The Academy.
Alternatively.edu) for a listing of touring audition locations. Checks should be made payable to The American Academy of Dramatic Arts. not write this letter. The photographs are for identification only. international students whose native language is other than English must demonstrate sufficient competence with speaking.463. Students from both groups. To apply to The Academy’s Summer Programs please see page 32. teacher. This portal allows application fee payment and provides all the required forms for download. Deferment A full-time admitted student may request to defer enrollment one time for a maximum of one year from the original application term.) College transcript(s). re-auditioning and a new deposit. producer. 1. Approval for transfer is made by the Director of Instruction at the campus to which the student is applying and may be subject to the availability of class space. Be certain to read the entire play. 3. The portal also displays real-time information regarding your application status. In addition.222. counselor. Serious. Transcripts must be in a sealed envelope Audition Requirements The audition consists of a personal interview and the presentation of two memorized monologues of contrasting values (one comedic and one dramatic) from published plays. Payments can be made by check.edu and access your personal web portal to manage and track the entire application process. plus online audition scheduling. prospective students are welcome to visit the school by appointment to view the facilities and to gain a sense of the atmosphere and environment.edu. money order or credit card.edu.THE ACADEMY 25 Audition Information All applicants to the full-time program are required to audition.8990 Los Angeles Campus 800. transfers between campuses are not permitted for Third Year students. Each piece should be approximately two minutes in length. This commitment will reserve a space for the deferred student in their new desired term. This commitment will reserve a space for the accepted student in the desired term. Please note that you may not use original texts for your monologue. Academy students who are invited back for the Second Year may apply to transfer between the New York and Los Angeles campuses. and readiness in terms of maturity and motivation to benefit from the program. . Official transcripts. Each candidate is evaluated individually. An appointment will be scheduled only after all required materials have been received. (High school seniors may submit their most recent transcript with the application and should request a final transcript to be sent following graduation. One letter of personal reference. including financial aid.Applicants unable to travel to New Notification of Admission The Admissions Committee considers application materials along with the audition report. but not a family member. there is a mail-in application available in the back of this catalog or for download at aada. A completed application form and application fee ($50). Academic records from foreign schools must be submitted in certified English translations. We encourage early application/audition for all international students and recommend sufficient time allotment for visa processing (4-5 months prior to enrollment). A Form I-20 will be issued only after the applicant has been accepted for enrollment and has met all standards set forth by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services and The Department of Homeland Security. if attended. Bring two passport size photos (2”x 2”) to the audition with your name printed on the reverse side. aada. On-campus audition .0 or above is required. The fee is non-refundable and must accompany the application. responsible and highly motivated applicants are sought for admission. be written by a member of a high school or college theatre department. A theatre person need How to Apply to The Academy’s Full-Time Program Apply online at aada. Deferment beyond one year requires resubmission of the admissions materials. consideration is based on dramatic ability or potential. Deferred students are asked to return a signed enrollment agreement along with a $750 deposit to indicate their intention to enroll. Upon request. ADMISSIONS Eligibility Education at The Academy is specialized. Please contact the Admissions Office for additional application deadlines and information: New York Campus 800. Due to the repertory nature of The Academy Company. from the institution and unopened by the applicant. Applicants may choose from the following options: 1. All entering students must have received a high school diploma or have completed a GED program. if possible.) 2. A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2. Candidates may pursue admission for the First Year class in the Fall or Winter Term. High school transcript verifying graduation. Notification of the decision is made within four weeks. (International applicants must send the fee by bank check. York or Los Angeles may arrange for an audition by Academy administrators at annually conducted sessions in major cities throughout the world. Avoid choosing monologues from monologue books or the Internet unless you can obtain a complete copy of the play. forms and references received and can send email or SMS reminders. 4. The courses in Fall and Winter are identical in curriculum and format. academic qualifications. After the conclusion of the First Year. Campus Visit Although The Academy does not permit auditing classes.2867 The Office of Admissions must receive the following application materials before an audition can be scheduled: Exceptions may be made for touring auditions. if invited to return. or by a director. A list of suggested plays is available online at The Academy’s website. writing and reading English in order to avoid communication problems between faculty and students that might impede learning and development. join the same Second Year class the following fall. clergy or anyone who has known the prospective student for a period of years may write the letter. Both pieces should be performed within a five-minute time limit. Accepted students are asked to return a signed enrollment agreement along with a $750 deposit to indicate their intention to enroll. invitations are extended to those students who are considered by the faculty and administration to be ready for the advanced work of the Second Year.Audition appointments are scheduled on a weekly basis at both the New York and Los Angeles campuses. Visits may be scheduled through the Office of Admissions. An employer. you may be asked to do a cold reading of provided material. This letter may International Students In addition to the requirements listed above. The material should be something that you can easily relate to and best shows your range of ability. One letter concerning dramatic ability. transcript request and reference request forms. SECOND YEAR Admission to the Second Year is by invitation only. Applicants who have had no dramatic training or experience should substitute a second letter of personal reference. Auditions must be scheduled and approved in advance by the Admissions Office and will only be considered after all appropriate documents have been received. Visit our website (aada. or other professional theatre person who has had an opportunity to appraise the applicant’s potential. The letter should be written on letterhead stationery and should mention the relationship of the writer to the applicant. Selections are not limited to this list. Touring auditions . The Academy strongly encourages applicants to audition at the campus they plan to attend. 2. money order or charge card authorization in US dollars. Transfer Policy between Academy Campuses All candidates for admission to The Academy must declare their choice of campus for First Year training at the time of their audition.
non-transferable tuition deposit of $750 are due immediately to secure class placement. 2013 Los Angeles The Academy provides student housing within easy traveling distance of our Los Angeles campus through our ongoing relationship with Collegiate Housing Services. enrolled students must meet with the Director of Instruction and present to the Office of the Registrar written notification of withdrawal. for which he was nominated for a Tony Award. Inquire with the Financial Aid Office for details. For more information. library fees. HANK Azaria Winner of four Primetime Emmys. If the deposit is not paid by the designated time. a large kitchen and 24-hour doorman security. A. . with a variety of options. His recent films include Lovelace and Smurfs 2. with Jessica Alba. For complete information about The Academy’s refund policy. student ID card Books estimate Movement Class Attire estimate Make-up Kit estimate Recording Equipment estimate Rehearsal Attire estimate NOTE: Figures above are subject to change. visit aada.edu or contact the Los Angeles Admissions Office. Inc. CHRISTINE EBERSOLE The two-time Tony Award-winning performer won the Best Actress in a Musical Award in both 2001 and 2007 for her part in 42nd Street.edu. visit aada. Refund Policy To withdraw officially.THE ACADEMY 27 Tuition & Expenses 2013-2014 Tuition per academic year Application Fee First Year only General Fee Student health and accident insurance. Tuition Deposit Upon acceptance. 2013 * See page 37 for Summer Program deadlines. he was also in The Aviator and Step Brothers with Will Ferrell.D. be advised that if you terminate your enrollment prior to completing the course of study of your choice. 2013 Deposit Deadline: August 1. Attendance at all Academy classes is mandatory and excessive absences will lead to dismissal. ER. For more Academy alumni see pages 3. 10. The signed agreement and a non-refundable. students are sent an Enrollment Agreement by The Academy.900 50 750 If you receive federal funds while attending The Academy. not the last date of attendance. Unpaid institutional charges will be the sole responsibility of the student. federal regulations may require that all or a portion of the funds received be returned to the original aid programs as unearned aid. His major Broadway credits include Spamalot.edu or contact the New York Director of Student Housing at NYhousing@aada. Academy-sponsored social and professional activities. exam play scripts.edu. This organization partners with colleges of all sizes throughout America to offer student housing in nearby apartments during their academic year. directly adjacent to The Academy’s main campus building. He has starred on numerous TV series and feature films.O. Alumni Spotlight ADAM SCOTT Known for his role of Ben Wyatt on the NBC series Parks and Recreation. 325 100 45 75 85 Attendance / Outside Professional Work Policies The nature of the work in classes requires full attendance and participation. For more information. the Pre-Payment Plan and the Extended Payment Plan. double or three-person shared rooms along with rehearsal space. the applicant will be assumed to have withdrawn the application. 2013 Audition Deadline (International Students): June 25. Winter 2014 Audition Deadline (US Students): November 25. he is a principal voice on The Simpsons. an extended payment schedule may be arranged with the Financial Aid Director. (CHS). offers the opportunity to have tuition paid prior to registration. For more information. contact the Business Office. Auditioning and outside professional work are not permitted during the academic year while attending The Academy. 21 and visit aada. The tuition deposit is due by August 1 (Fall) and December 1 (Winter). Payment Plans The Academy has established two methods of payment for tuition. $29. AUDITION AND DEPOSIT DEADLINES Fall 2013* Audition Deadline (US Students): July 25. His recent films include Bachelorette with Kirsten Dunst. 2013 Deposit Deadline: December 1. but early deposits are encouraged in order to secure your place. and for her dual role of “Little” Edie Beale and Edith Bouvier Beale in Grey Gardens. JORJA FOX Best known for playing major roles on three of the most successful television dramas in history. request a copy of the form titled “Treatment of Title IV Funds When a Student Withdraws” from the Financial Aid Office. The effective date of withdrawal will be the date of receipt by The Academy of the application for withdrawal. Student HOUSING OPPORTUNITIES New York The Academy House is a 12-story fully restored loft-style student housing building located at 118 Madison Avenue. It provides furnished housing with options for single.C. She is currently on the TBS series Sullivan & Son and on USA’s Royal Pains. she also starred in the Oscarnominated film Memento with fellow Academy alum Carrie-Anne Moss. Pre-Payment Plan This plan. The Guilt Trip with Seth Rogen and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. 2013 Audition Deadline (International Students): October 25. Extended Payment Plan For those students able to establish need and financial responsibility (by means of an Academy Family Income Form). The West Wing and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.
Veterans and dependents should contact the Financial Aid Office for details. the FAFSA and the Financial Aid Worksheet must be completed. scholarships and campus employment. In addition to filing a FAFSA. For that reason. the school participates in various federal and state financial aid programs and offers a choice of payment plans. Financial aid packages may consist of a combination of grants. Financial Aid More than 90% of admitted students receive some type of financial assistance.0 grade point average.000.edu Los Angeles Campus 800. Awards range from $200–$5. The Academy is committed to preparing talented students for acting careers and helping them achieve their highest potential. prospective students should apply to their local community for privately funded scholarships during their junior and senior years of high school. Veterans Benefits: The Academy participates in the Veterans Educational Assistance Program. You will receive a response from The Academy within two weeks of receipt of your scholarship application.550.8990 ext. Second Year and Academy Company: Apply for scholarships by submitting an application to The Academy’s Scholarship Committee. and resources for retirement to calculate an Expected Family Contribution (EFC). fees. loans. For information about additional financial assistance for International Students please refer to page 31. the student and/or family’s income and assets are weighed against allowances for basic living costs. In addition. The Academy requires that all US citizens and permanent residents complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) to be considered for financial aid. number in the household. In addition to funding provided by The Academy. Federal Pell Grants: Federal Pell Grants are awarded to undergraduate students who demonstrate exceptional need. 105 or email the Los Angeles Director of Financial Aid at LAfinancialAid@aada. on-campus jobs for students with financial need. may be awarded. The information on the following page is for US citizens and permanent residents.gov and enter The Academy’s School Code: 007465 The FAFSA4caster provides students with an early estimate of their eligibility for federal student financial assistance. It provides part-time.edu Academy Scholarships Academy Scholarships are a form of aid that does not need to be repaid.2867 ext. All students must re-apply for financial aid every year. The program at The Academy is federally and institutionally funded.463. Types of US Federal and State Grants Grants: Grants do not have to be repaid. books and living expenses. Credit of State and Federal Awards: All funds are credited to the student’s account in two installments: the first installment at the beginning of the academic year. allowing them to earn money to help pay education expenses.222. Failure to raise a GPA within five weeks will result in the return of funds to federal and state agencies and banks. If you have been accepted to The Academy and want to be considered for a scholarship. For more information available online. Work-Study The Academy participates in the Federal Work-Study (FWS) program. The Academy will create a package for students with both Academy-funded scholarships and federal/state grants and loans for which a student may be eligible. While it is our priority to provide financial assistance to as many students as possible. In this formula.ed. Merit scholarships up to $8. . File the FAFSA online at fafsa. HOW AWARDS ARE DETERMINED First Year: All students who have applied and been accepted by The Academy are considered for scholarships. the second at the midpoint of the academic year. funding is based upon availability. The maximum award for 2012–2013 is $5. The Academy will not award financial aid above the cost of tuition and living expenses. Complete details are available through the Financial Aid Office at each of our campuses: New York Campus 800. All prospective students are encouraged to apply for financial aid during the application process. A cost of attendance budget is then constructed by The Academy that represents educational costs including tuition. Tuition Assistance Program (TAP): New York State residents only. Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG): The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) is awarded to undergraduates with exceptional financial need. 342 or email the New York Director of Financial Aid at NYfinancialAid@aada. the applicant is encouraged to file the FAFSA as soon as possible in order to apply for federal student aid. please view the Guide to Federal Student Aid from the US Department of Education. To apply for financial aid from The Academy.000 per academic year. The student is solely responsible for any outstanding balances due to agencies. we ask students and their families to provide us with whatever supplemental information they feel is important to provide a complete financial picture and help us accurately assess a family’s or individual’s financial condition. determined by an applicant’s audition. It is to the student’s advantage to submit early applications to determine eligibility.THE ACADEMY 29 US Federal and State Grants and Scholarships Qualifications for Application: These financial aid awards are limited to US citizens and permanent residents who qualify and who have completed all of the required financial aid paperwork. you should apply immediately after being notified. Application Procedure: Upon submission of a completed application for admission. Need-based awards up to $6. who are also eligible for the Federal Pell Grant program.000 may be awarded and these are assessed through the financial aid process. Early application is strongly advised for all financial aid. Both are included on the FAFSA website. Financial aid eligibility is determined by using a needs analysis formula provided by the federal government. banks and The Academy. The difference between the estimated budget and the EFC is the financial need of the student. Second disbursements of financial aid will not be made to students failing to attain a minimum 2. we try to make it possible for all admitted students to attend the school. First year students should apply immediately upon acceptance to The Academy. High school guidance counselors can provide information regarding application procedures.
and more than 40 countries have been represented in our student body. International students typically comprise 30% of enrollment at The Academy. bequests and foundation grants: The The The The The The The The The The The The The The The The The The The Alumni Scholarship Fund III Arts Scholarship Barbara Moore Jordan Scholarship Brenda Forbes Scholarship California Consolidated Fund Charles Jehlinger Scholarship Cleavon Little Scholarship Dina Merrill Scholarship Frances Fuller Scholarship Franklin Haven Sargent Scholarship Garson Kanin Scholarship George Nichols III Scholarship Gordon A. Work-Study There are a limited number of campus jobs funded by The Academy.se) eduPASS: edupass. which are open to international students. Academic Records / Official Transcripts Academic records and official transcripts from foreign schools must be submitted in certified English translations. The annual maximum amounts by class level are: $3.edu. Students are advised to consider them only after all federal loan programs have been secured. Interest does not accrue while a student is in school. salliemae. writing and reading English to avoid communication problems between faculty and students that might impede learning and development. but immigration regulations. (These companies are not affiliated nor endorsed by The Academy) Financial Aid for International Students All international applicants are eligible to apply for financial aid. during a grace period or during certain types of deferment. Alternative Loans Sallie Mae and Wells Fargo offer alternative loans to international students. we also recommend sufficient time allotment for visa processing (4-5 months prior to enrollment). Important visa guidelines are enclosed. A Form I-20 will be issued only after the applicant has been accepted for enrollment and has met all standards set forth by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services and The Department of Homeland Security.500 for Second Year Students $5. These documents will be sent to you from the Financial Aid Office. Services available for official translation of transcripts include World Education Services (WES) at www.com . Following registration. international students may apply to a variety of Academy departments such as Admissions. but applicants are encouraged to seek others online and through their respective governments: Canada: Ontario Student Assistance Program United Kingdom: Career Development Loans (New York only) Sweden: CSN (csn. English Language International students whose native language is other than English must demonstrate sufficient competence with speaking. Parents may borrow up to the cost of attendance minus all other student aid. we believe that exposure to many cultures enriches the depth of each actor’s work. Rust Scholarship Greta Nissen Scholarship Harryetta Peterka Scholarship Henrietta Alice Metcalf Memorial Scholarship Hume Cronyn Scholarship Jack Melanos and Bill MacDougall Scholarship John Peck Memorial Scholarship The The The The The The The The The The The The The Julie Harris Scholarship Kirk Douglas Scholarship Legend’s Scholarship Madelin Thayer Gilpatric Scholarship Neil Simon Scholarship Patricia Grube Scholarship Philip Loeb Scholarship Princess Grace Scholarship Samuel Freeman Scholarship Spencer Tracy Scholarship Suzanne Powers Scholarship Thelma Carter Memorial Scholarship William Randolph Hearst Scholarship Other Resources The following are additional loan resources known to The Academy. Federal Direct Parent Loans for Undergraduate Students Federal Direct Parent Loans for Undergraduate Students (PLUS) allow parents of dependent financial aid applicants to borrow money for the purpose of meeting the cost of education.com.org Annual Scholarship Support: American Theatre Wing Episcopal Actors’ Guild Estate of Maxine Little Collier (Alumna) For details on each scholarship. The Academy offers a variety of scholarships. Financial aid packages may consist of a combination of loans. We strongly encourage early application and audition for all international students.THE ACADEMY 31 Loans Student loans must be repaid and fall into two categories: 1. . If you meet the requirements and are approved. Costumes and the President’s Office for college work-study positions. Visit the links below to review information provided by these lenders. See page 30 for more on alternative loans. financial matters and a variety of educational credentials require added procedures for international students. All prospective students are encouraged to apply for financial aid at the time of their audition.000 per award year. Dependent financial aid applicants may borrow an annual maximum of $2. including the I-20 application. which you must complete and return to the Admissions Office. International Students You will be in good company as an international student at The Academy.com Endowed Scholarships The following Academy scholarships were established through benefits. As our diverse community includes students from various backgrounds and from all around the world.org and Foreign Credential and Degree (Diploma) Evaluation Services at www. Subsidized Federal Direct Stafford Loans Subsidized Federal Direct Stafford Loans are need-based loans. We also participate with foreign government aid programs if available. Need-Based (Subsidized Federal Stafford Loans) 2. applicants who are admitted to The Academy will be sent important international information along with their acceptance letter from the Admissions Office to obtain an F-1 student visa. All prospective students must submit the required documents by the appropriate deadlines for consideration of financial assistance. Non-Need-Based (Unsubsidized Federal Stafford Loan.000 for Academy Company Students Dependent students (except students whose parents cannot borrow a PLUS Loan) can apply for up to $2.wes. Production. These documents must be in a sealed envelope from the institution and unopened by the applicant. International students must have a US credit-worthy co-signer. scholarships and campus employment. Our Admissions and Financial Aid offices will assist with all issues regarding these policies and procedures: Student Visa After the audition. visit aada. 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It includes coursework in Acting. as you will be a part of a dynamic community of fellow actors learning together and inspired by some of the most respected instructors in the industry. identify and correct vocal problems Coursework: Scales and songs. In addition.THE ACADEMY 33 Summer Programs 2013 Imagine spending your summer immersed in training right in the heart of where entertainment lives and breathes. Open-air concerts. general movement exercises to develop imagination. This is a standalone program and may not be taken concurrently with other programs offered by The Academy.* VOCAL PRODUCTION ACTING Training: Discover and expand relaxed. acting maturity and objectives. or you can choose to focus on one aspect of your craft by enrolling in one of several Two-Week Intensives. These Four-Week and Seven-Week Programs include The Academy’s Summer Industry Insight Series and Full-Time Conservatory scholarship opportunities. improvisation and scene study Training: Build the vocal instrument through music. develop voice as an instrument of communication on or off stage Coursework: Basic principles of voice production applied through structured exercises for placement and breath control. audition techniques and musical theatre. unlocking the character’s emotions and expression through both lyrics and music MOVEMENT FOR ACTORS Training: Develop the body as an instrument for the actor Coursework: Basic dance techniques. develop trust in spontaneous. Programs are assigned to accommodate preference. moment-to-moment reactions Coursework: Exercises for relaxation. 2013 VOICE & SPEECH Training: Add strength and emotional range to the natural voice. Whether you choose to study in New York or Los Angeles you will find instructors who share your passion and are committed to helping you prepare for a meaningful career. Vocal Production and Movement. Five-week Summer Program New York Campus + Los Angeles CAMPUS The Five-Week Summer Program is highly regarded by industry professionals as one of the finest summer acting programs in the United States. Selection is at the discretion of the Director of Instruction. June 24 – July 26. The Academy offers added value for those wishing to receive a more comprehensive training experience by combining two or more summer programs. truthful use of self in imaginary circumstances. All programs are ideally suited for advanced actors. including camera techniques. intonation. background similarities. films and plays abound. The Right Program for You: Small class sizes for one-on-one instruction Training offered for stage. You are destined to return home with skills and friendships you will appreciate for a lifetime. . muscular coordination and control ELECTIVES Electives are available to Five-Week and Seven-Week Program students. as well as internal and external stimuli to achieve focus and involvement. Voice & Speech. film and television Diverse international student body Performance opportunities Academy Certificate of Training awarded Scholarship opportunities for Full-Time Conservatory Program PROGRAM HOURS: Monday – Friday 9 am to 1 pm or 2 pm to 6 pm Placement in the morning or the afternoon session is announced 1-2 weeks before the program begins. concentration and sensitivity to fellow actors. with emphasis on articulation. free. educators and beginning actors alike. The availability of each Elective is subject to demand. stress and phrasing Academy Summer Programs Specialized summer programs offer you the ideal opportunity to experience The Academy’s legendary conservatory training during our Five-Week Program. LOS ANGELES Musical Theatre Stage Combat Fencing Improvisation Auditioning for the Camera Alexander Technique Dance for the Actor Audition Monologues NEW YORK Musical Theatre Stage Combat Fencing Improvisation Auditioning for the Camera *The Academy’s Director of Instruction works with course instructors to create ideal class balance. which leads to dramatic analysis.
film and live television. Courses explore the various genres within film and television. are a fact of life for all actors. film or television. 2013 Two intensives offered: Camera Acting for Film & Television and Advanced Camera Acting July 29 – August 9. On-camera acting courses are limited in size to 12 students. 2013 Intensive offered: Audition Intensive PROGRAM HOURS: Monday – Friday Depending on the chosen Two-Week Intensive. This intensive is designed for both actors auditioning for schools/festivals and working actors who want to improve their skills. along with the “business of the business. On-camera acting courses are limited in size to 12 students. students should be prepared to be in class between the hours of 9 am to 6 pm on certain days. Advanced Camera Acting and Audition Intensive PROGRAM HOURS: Monday – Friday 9 am to 4 pm Camera Acting & Audition Technique This intensive is designed for the beginning to intermediate actor who wants a deeper understanding of working in film and television. 2013 Three intensives offered: Camera Acting for Film & Television. Camera Acting & Audition Technique and Audition Intensive July 29 – August 9. song interpretation. Bring appropriate dance attire and tap shoes.5 hours per week Sitcom Acting 4. It is comprised of daily coursework in dance. whether for schools or roles in plays. commercial acting.5 hours per week Commercial Technique 1. picking strong material. 2013 Two intensives offered: Musical Theatre and Camera Acting & Audition Technique July 8 – July 19. Course of study: Choreography / Movement 4 hours per week Jazz / Tap 6 hours per week Voice Technique 4 hours per week Song Interpretation 4 hours per week Acting Exercises / Sensory Work 6 hours per week Performance Master Class 4 hours per week Auditions. Courses will also explore the various genres within film and television.5 hours per week Audition Technique II 5. including the “business of the business.5 hours per week Working in Film II 4. Courses explore the various genres within film and television.” Course of study: Camera Acting Technique 6 hours per week Monologue Technique 6 hours per week Dance / Movement 4 hours per week Voice Production 4 hours per week Acting Exercises 4 hours per week Advanced Camera Acting* Designed for students who have already completed Camera I or the First Year of The Academy full-time Conservatory. This two-week intensive is designed to prepare individuals who have an understanding of acting and singing basics for a successful audition. Students should arrive with at least two monologues of contrasting value that can be presented in class. and cold readings. vocal production. including the television sitcom.5 hours per week Working in Film 4. Topics include finding your type.5 hours per week Commercial Technique II 1.5 hours per week *Each class has a special optional critique period of 30 minutes Audition Intensive Musical Theatre This intensive is designed for the beginning to intermediate actor in musical theatre who wants to broaden his or her understanding of the craftsmanship involved for the performer. 2013 Three intensives offered: Musical Theatre. picking strong material. preparing for and performing your audition. Assessments and song assignments are given on the first day of class.5 hours per week Sitcom Acting II 4. acting and individual coaching. Topics include finding your type. Students under 18 years of age must secure housing with friends or relatives as most housing services do not accept persons less than 18 years of age. The courses are designed to bring a professional and thorough understanding of the on-camera process and alleviate the anxiety of working on camera. film or television. Course of study: Your Type and Material 4 hours per week Preparing and Performing 6 hours per week Cold Readings 2 hours per week Seminars 2 hours per week Song Interpretation 6 hours per week Summer Housing The Academy offers a variety of off-campus student housing options near both campuses. and limited space at The Academy House in New York. including the television sitcom.edu and on page 27. . Students should arrive with at least two monologues of contrasting value that can be presented in class. Options are listed at aada. these courses provide a deeper understanding of the on-camera process and enhance the actor’s comfort level with working on camera. Bring a prepared song with sheet music in your key. commercial acting. Los Angeles TWO-Week summer Intensives July 15 – July 26. and cold readings. preparing for and performing your audition.5 hours per week *Each class has a special optional critique period of 30 minutes Camera Acting for Film & Television* For the beginning to intermediate actor who wants a deeper understanding of working in film and television. film and live television.5 hours per week Audition Technique for Film & Television 5.THE ACADEMY 35 New York TWO-Week Summer Intensives June 10 – June 21. This intensive is designed for both actors auditioning for schools/festivals and working actors who want to improve their skills. Course of study: Acting Technique II 7. This two-week intensive is designed to prepare individuals who have an understanding of acting and singing basics for a successful audition. Course of study: Monologue Technique 6 hours per week Acting Exercises 4 hours per week Song Interpretation 4 hours per week Singing Workshop 6 hours per week Audition Intensive Auditions. are a fact of life for all actors. Course of study: Acting Technique 7.” this intensive is designed to provide a professional and thorough understanding of the on-camera process and alleviate the anxiety of working on camera. The intensive will culminate with a presentation of work for evaluation by industry professionals. whether for schools or roles in plays.
and admitted Five-Week and Seven-Week Summer Program students are required to conduct an assessment audition on the first day of class to determine proper placement in the program.July 26) What’s Included: Industry Guest Speakers Professional Training Lectures Q&As Panel Discussions INDUSTRY INSIGHT SERIES INDUSTRY INSIGHT SERIES summer INDUSTRY INSIGHT SERIES summer Additional Information Application Fee non-refundable Electives each Enrollment is limited and space is reserved only upon full tuition payment.200 Only for current Academy Two-Year Conservatory students and alumni What’s included: Two-Week Intensives (1 or more) discounted 20% Industry Insight Series INDUSTRY INSIGHT Summer Industry Insight Series – Price $500 SERIES Five-Session Series (June 24 .THE ACADEMY 37 Summer Program Options Seven-week Complete Studio Program – Price: $3. $20 250 Summer Program Assessment Auditions The Academy’s Summer Programs do not require the applicant to audition prior to acceptance.edu. Tuition deadline for Two-Week Intensives is 30 days prior to each Intensive’s start date. visit aada.750 What’s included: Two-Week Intensives (choose 2) $500 Fall Scholarship offer for enrollment in the Full-Time Conservatory Program 2 Industry Insight Series Two-Week Intensives – Price $1. For more details on The Academy’s Summer Programs.000 Fall Scholarship offer for enrollment in the Full-Time Conservatory Program 2 Industry Insight Series Five-Week Program – Price $3. the application information provided by applicants is subject to verification.Up to 2 included of your choice Industry Insight Series (included with early enrollment) Four-week Industry Prep Intensive Program – Price $2. Requests for refunds made less than seven days prior to the program start date will not be granted.500 each What’s included: Two-Week Intensive (choose 1) Industry Insight Series (included with early enrollment) Two-Week Conservatory Student & Alumni Intensive Program – Price starting at $1. However.750 What’s Included: Five-Week Program Electives – Up to 4 included of your choice 1 Two-Week Intensive (choose 1) $1. Tuition deadline for Five-Week Program is May 28. Summer Program Refund Policy Requests for refunds must be addressed to the Director of Admissions and received no later than seven days prior to the start date of each Summer Program.000 What’s included: Five-Week Program Electives . 1 Consult with Admissions to avoid taking duplicate courses 2 Upon acceptance and enrollment .
Studied acting with Sanford Meisner & Lee Strasberg. Harry Mastrogeorge. Advanced study in Movement for the Actor with Merry Conway & Susan Dibble. Artistic Director for Origin Theatre Company and 1st Irish Theatre Festival STEPHEN HOLLIS Guest Director BA.. The American Academy of Dramatic Arts. directing with Marshall Mason. David Fairchild. Meg Egington. Tisch School of Arts. Directing. Francis Letton. Scott Zigler. Marcus Stern. Theater Arts. film & TV JACKIE BARTONE Assistant Director of Instruction— Acting BA. academic credentials and photographs can be found on The Academy’s website. Indiana University. voice with Jim Cummings. Appeared in TV series. BA. Shakespeare & Company. Marin Ireland. Neal Kenyon & John Ulmer. NYU-Gallatin & Alexander Technique. Walker at Rattlestick. Performance credits include Lincoln Center – Broadway. Broad background in film. The Guthrie & Ensemble Studio Theatre. Theatre credits include two LA Weekly Award nominations. aada. MN. including three world premiers in London’s West End WILLIAM KOCH Guest Director MDiv. New York University. Credited on projects screened at hundreds of US and International film festivals. St. Ping Chong & Ruth Maleczech. Max Fischer.W. Theatre. UK & New Arts Theater. Former Artistic Director at Watford Palace Theatre. premieres for Eve Ensler. Hugh Whitfield. Brown University. Graduate of Samuel Beckett Centre Trinity College Dublin and Abbey Theatre Dublin Directors Program. regularly on New York theatre Top Ten lists. Mask Studied at Red Deer College Theatre Studies & University of Alberta Professional Theatre Training Program. Advanced Scene Study with Mark Zeller & Dana Zeller-Alexis. Theatre History & Dramatic Theory with Oscar G. Alexandra Gersten and George F. credits include theatre. The New School for Drama. films. Studied acting with Kathryn Gately. BA. MFA. Profiled in The New York Times. Robert Walsh & SITI Co. MA. New York State Public Librarian’s Professional Certificate. film & TV Academy Faculty: NEW YORK Extended faculty biographies. Barry. Alexander Technique. Professional actor and prolific narrator of audio books CHRIS DOLMAN Acting. Academic Coordinator—Voice & Speech AOS. Directing. Studied acting with Katharine Sergava. Studied with Peter Gordon. Directing BA. Yuri Yeremin & Roman Kozak. BA. Studied acting with Robert Woodruff. Professional Directing Program. Lehigh University LISA MILINAZZO Guest Director BFA & MA. Cicely Berry. Founder/ Producing Artistic Director of Edgartown Theatre Company LIZ ORTIZ-MACKES Career Counseling BFA. Art & Theatre. television and theatre as actor. directing with Luca Ronconi. Directed for numerous US companies. Movement and Shakespeare instructor for several festivals and companies. English & Theatre. American Conservatory Theatre. Fluent in Polish. AmSAT Certified Teacher. The New Yorker and other publications BURKE PEARSON Acting. TV & radio experience. Marshall Mason. voice with Clyde Vinson. Worked with Rena Mirecka and Zygmunt Molik from Grotowski’s Laboratory Theater on improv. GEORGE HESLIN Guest Director Studied with Uta Hagen at HB Studio. Adelphi University. Barbara McClosky. Worked for critic Judith Crist and AFI SUSAN PILAR Acting. directing with Wynn Handman & Gene Frankel. Directing Studied with Sanford Meisner. Directing MFA. Janos Szasz. The Barrow Group. Film credits include The Query featured at Cannes Film Festival. National Academy of Drama. The American Academy of Dramatic Arts. William Esper. Dr. Extensive acting and directing career in EU & US. English. Russian. Portland State University. Directed dozens of plays. University of Toronto HEATHER BENTON Head of Movement Department— Acting. Owner of Casting Solutions & I Ain’t Playin’ Films. Capital Repertory & Edinburgh Fringe w/Alec Baldwin. BA. Physical theater studies. Dell’Arte International. Extensive theatre. Trained with Royal Shakespeare Company. Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher. Studied with Michael Kahn & Nikos Psacharopoulos. Schreiber Studio JOHN BAYLIS Vocal Production Royal Conservatory of Music. Moscow Art Theater School/ART at Harvard University. Rob Thirkield. Career spans decades with hundreds of acting & directing credits SHEILA BANDYOPADHYAY Movement. physical motion & vocal production. Manhattan Theatre Club. 45 years’ professional acting experience. Teaching credits include The Linklater Center. Jeff Morrison & Paul Backer JONATHAN BOLT Director of New York Academy Company—Acting. French Literature. Studied acting with Uta Hagen & Ralph Haugen. Practical Theology (Theology & the Arts). and as spokesperson in industrials and voice-overs in national and regional commercials ERIN MOON Movement. Poland. COLLIS Camera Technique BS. Movement MFA. The Magnet Theater and Anne Bogart’s Directors’ Ensemble at Columbia University. German & Italian TODD PETERS Academic Assessment Coordinator— Acting. dance with Martha Graham. Education studies. Robert Neff Williams. Moscow Art Theater School/ART at Harvard University. Frank Bolger. Berilla Kerr Foundation & The Drama League DEBORAH PICONE Librarian. Directing. Core faculty at T. Studied with Bob Kelly. NYC’s Teacher Certification Program JIM DEMONIC Head of Voice & Speech Department. Union Theological Seminary. Theatre History MFA. Caymichael Patten. University of Southern California. Andrei Droznin. Trained with Scott Zigler. France.THE ACADEMY 39 LARRY K. University of Grenoble. Psychology studies. Long-time member of Circle Repertory Co. B. Brockett. John Rust. Peter Brook. Southern Methodist University. Award-winning actor. Audition Technique MFA. Mask MA. Andrey Schupkin. among others. NYU. Rodney Marriott & Debra Monk. The Public NY SF. Brandeis University. Movement MFA. Dallas. University of Minnesota. Florida State University. Dennis Moore and Thelma Carter DEREK AHONEN Guest Director AOS. B. BA. NYU. Uta Hagen. Author & original director of nine full-length plays. Post. Shakespeare. Roger Rees. Recipient of playwriting grants from New York Creative Artist Program. BFA. Michael Emerson & Richard Easton . Asolo Conservatory of Professional Actor Training. Author of two full-length musicals & six plays. voice with Nancy Houfek. Marcus Stern. Margaret Eginton. Michael Howard. Theatre & German. Founder.. Acting. Resident Playwright and Associate Artistic Director of Amoralists Theatre Company.H. movement with Andrei Droznin. Member of Lincoln Center Directors Lab. ballet with Igor Youskevitch. English Composition Tutor MFA. Long Island University/C. Pasadena Playhouse School of Theatre. Patsy Rodenburg and Andrew Wade ZENON KRUSZELNICKI Guest Director—Acting. Olaf College. MLS. Certificate of Archival Management. Studied acting/directing with Joseph Chaiken. Extensive acting credits include theatre. James Tuttle & Michael Moriarty.edu. Hunter College. Fordham University. Former Artistic Director at 78th Street Theatre Lab. Syracuse University. and played leading roles in 100+ theatre productions—directing 30+. Fellowship at The Shakespeare Theatre – The Folger. Yeichi Nimura & Don Farnsworth CONSTANTINE SCOPAS Director of Instruction Studied at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Shakespeare & speech with Robert Neff Williams. The Wall Street Journal. University of Iowa. Co-founder of FUSE and Reel-Intentions. Author of Ace Your Acting Audition NURIT MONACELLI Movement for the Actor MFA.
Assistant Choreographer to Gene Kelly and Kenny Ortega. Improvisation. Member of the Actors’ Studio Playwriting Director’s Process Unit THERESA HAYES Director of Instruction BA. film & television. Diane Ciesla & The Actors Studio. Voice & Speech MFA. among others. Academic Assessment Coordinator MLS. Drama/Film. Eastern Michigan University. Seasoned international stage director. Randolf Pearson & Dana Carvey.H. Director—Acting MA. Founder of The Cape Cod Theatre Project JANIS POWELL Acting. writers and producers in theatre. Dialect coach for theater & film. BA. Skidmore College. Founder and Artistic Director of Spiral. University of Texas. University of California. Speech & Drama. Jerome Robbins. Member of Circle Repertory Company. Actor’s Gang. Paul Mann. Edward Villella. Studied acting with Beverly Sanders JUDITH BOHANNON First Year Coordinator. Nominated for 2007 Drama Desk Award. AOS. Joe Tremaine and Lester Wilson. BA. Los Angeles and City College of New York. voice with Robert Parks & Fran Bennett. Shakespeare. acting with Jewel Walker & Mordecai Lawner. Directed 50+ productions in EU & US JENNIFER SMOLOS Vocal Production. South Africa. DePaul University. Kristen Linklater & David Harryman. Studied at University of Wisconsin and Northwestern University. Theatre. produced and directed 60+ one-person shows and 14 plays CHERYL BAXTER Movement 30+ years’ experience in theatre. One-Person Shows BA. BS. University of The Witwatersrand. Studied with Darryl Hickman and Lenore DeKoven. including 50+ plays. Peter Brook. Dudley Knight. Theatre History PhD. Extensive experience includes world tours with A Chorus Line (Bobby). Moni Yakim. Jacqueline Brookes. Dramatic Art (cum laude). Studied with Sandra Seacat. Patsy Rodenburg. Michael Shurtleff. Pomona College. Studied with Robert Cohen. Cicely Berry. 22+ years as professional actor. Drama Education BFA. Musical Theatre Performance PhD candidate in Vocal Pedagogy. Curt Conway and Eric Morris SALLY LAPORTE Librarian. Theatre Arts (cum laude). MM & BM. and feature film and web series director CAROLINA BARCOS Scene Study. Irvine. Sanford Meisner & Stella Adler. Performed in 40+ plays in LA & NYC. Philadelphia MARY WORKMAN Guest Director—Acting. Vocal Performance. MFA. Theatre. directing with Lawrence Carra. Extensive experience includes stunt coordinator for TV series and fight coach at Metropolitan Opera Academy Faculty: LOS Angeles Extended faculty biographies. UK. 42nd Street & The Wizard of Oz (Scarecrow) DAN RENKIN Stage Combat BA. Member of A Noise Within Theatre Company. Studied with Robert Cohen. Studied dance with Michael Bennett. Drama. and combat with B. Associate Teaching Diploma. Directed the Philadelphia Theatre Company and 250+ plays. Galina Volchek. Acting. Worked with George Balanchine. Studied acting with William Esper. and Robert Carnegie at Playhouse West. Stephen Porter & Keith Fowler. BARBARA RUBIN Directing. Carol Rosenberg. New York University. dance with Mark Espisito. William Wesbrooks. with Ben Kingsley at Royal Shakespeare Company Workshop. Michael Ricciardone & Edith Rice.THE ACADEMY 41 Andrew Polk Guest Director—Audition Technique BA. Carla Meyer. Film & Television. director & choreographer in regional and national companies and film ROBERT TUNSTALL Movement AOS. Studied Acting with Larry Singer.J. Bobby Lewis. Antoon and Jose Ferrer BETTY KARLEN Director of Academy Company—Acting Studied at University of California. voice with Meg Bussert & Camille Wierdon. Voice & Speech BA. among others. The American Academy of Dramatic Arts. UCLA. Accomplished actor. Gene Frankel & Circle in the Square. Charles Nelson Reilly. Northwestern University. Terese Hayden. UCLA School of Theatre. Trinity College.Advanced training at Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts. Patsy Rodenberg. Professional training with Herbert Berghoff. Co-founder of Big Dog Little Dog Productions. among others. Studied acting at London’s Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art. Cacey Colgan. Barry. Voted one of Backstage Magazine’s Best Vocal Coaches. Workshops with John Barton. John Lehne. Bay Area Theatre Awards & 23 Drama-Logue Awards DARIN ANTHONY Guest Director—Acting BFA. teacher and working director for 15+ years. Directed and coached hundreds of actors.edu. directors. NYC (2009) JACQUELINE SOLOTAR Acting Master classes with Harold Clurman. acting with Arthur Storch. Trained at Hollins University. LA Drama Critics. film & TV. The American Musical and Dramatic Academy. DIANE CAMBIO Administrative Assistant to Director of Instruction BFA in Theatre. and Janis Powell Studio LESTER THOMAS SHANE Voice & Speech Studied at Carnegie Mellon University. University of the Arts. A. Bob Fosse. Freelance director at multiple theatres. Playwright. Studied acting with Uta Hagen. LA Weekly. Tufts University (Fulbright Scholar). Jerzy Grotowski. actor. Jonah Emsig. educator & director JULES AARON Guest Director—Dramaturgy. Member of Lincoln Center Directors’ Lab PAMELA SCOTT / COULISH Guest Director—Acting BS. Georgetown College. aada. Lee Strasberg. Phil Black & Paula Abdul. Herbert Berghof. Northwestern University . Wynn Handman Acting Studio. among others. UCLA. Oleg Tabakov. Studied with Uta Hagen. Uta Hagen. Rice & Emory Universities. Producing Artistic Director for Aching Dogs Theatre. Directing. academic credentials and photographs can be found on The Academy’s website. Studied voice with Dianna Heldman. Recipient of Ovation. University of California (Full Fellowship Award). Former faculty at ACT. Inc. Trained in speech with Edith Skinner. Award-winning international actor. NYU-Steinhardt. Trained at Grotowski Workshop & Circle in the Square.
Lopez Tonight and Kickin’ It. Theatre History MFA. University of Southern California. Warner Brothers. Wynn Handman and Eric Morris. Catherine Fitzmaurice. Theatre History. Antioch University. Dialects. GARCIA Guest Director—Acting DAVID DEAN BOTRELL Guest Director—Acting Studied Meisner Technique with William Esper. DePaul University. series and stage. Theatre.. Hampshire College. Writes and performs comedy DEBRA DE LISO Acting. Director BA (with honors). Charles Werner Moore & Edith Skinner. Acting Professionally. UCLA. Stage Combat BFA. Actor in 24+ films and guest star in 65+ TV movies and series. Worked on Broadway. Solo Performance. MFA. Acting/Directing.THE ACADEMY 43 BRENDA B. Drama Therapy. Cast in dozens of plays from modern day to Shakespeare. Member of Classical Theatre Lab & Artistic Director of SAIPRO. Studied voice & speech with Patsy Rodenburg. Dialects. HBO. Movement. 30+ years’ acting experience for film. Dramatic Arts & Mass Communications. MTV Films. BA. Acting. Director Studied with Uta Hagen (HB Studio). The American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Accent Reduction. Inc. Student Advisor—Voice & Speech. MA. Studied piano with Leigh James Unger. Recipient of multiple Drama-Logue. Phi Beta Kappa. True Blood. Theatre. Coached and provided dialect coaching for hundreds of actors for film and television and 50+ theatrical productions in 25+ dialects. Acting/Directing. Self-produced CDs and concerts featuring her and other artists original music. Goodman School of Drama. Warren Robertson. ACYA Coordinator—Acting. Visual & Performing Arts. Member of Open Fist Theater Company. where she was Artistic & Co-Managing Director VALORIE HUBBARD Acting Professionally. University of Pennsylvania. Improvisation MFA. Owner and Head Fight Choreographer of Sword Fights. Scene study with Uta Hagen. Voice. Extensive work on TV in soaps. Linklater & Rodenburg voice techniques ROB HAHN Voice & Speech. The Shakespeare Workshop. Acting MA. Music Teachers Association of CA. Mime & Moliere. Maria Gobetti and Craig Ng. Director AA. London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art. Acting Internship. Director BS. Kent State University. BA in Theater/Acting. California Institute of the Arts. BA. The American Academy of Dramatic Arts. American Conservatory Theatre. Musical Theatre. Dialects. Director MFA. Specialized in coaching child and young adult actors. Webster University. Member. Theater & Psychology (magna cum laude). University of Nevada.. Musical Theatre. NY. Studied with Tad Danielewski and others. Theater. Credited with 200+ stage productions. Studied with Larry Moss. Award-winning actor. George Washington University. Experienced performer and playwright. The American University in Paris. Earned accolades from LA Journal and Marin County Register. director and writer. Fox Searchlight. Acting. Seasoned educator. AA. Studied acting with Eric Morris. Professional actor. BA. Seasoned director and actor for film. worked for BBC. Director MFA. Acting.. Middlesex University. Kristin Linklater and others. Director Music Major. Teacher Development Program. and multiple feature films SUZANNE HUNT Michael Chekhov Acting Technique. Jaime Rogers & Louis DaPron. MA. Advanced Shakespeare. Recipient of multiple film festival awards MICHELE MARTIN GOSSETT Acting. Studied Fitzmaurice. Fight choreography awards include 2011 LA Stage Alliance Ovation Award and 2010 Garland Award for Excellence AA. Olmos Productions/ ABC. teacher and director. directed and produced theater for 25+ years. Antioch University. Guest starred in 30+ TV shows and several feature films JOE J. Certified teacher. Director BA. California State University. BFA. Hatha Yoga instructor BRENT JENNINGS Guest Director—Acting. Experienced in script supervising and standup comedy PERRY HART Head of Vocal Production—Vocal Production. Directed 50+ plays from classic to modern. Founding member of four theatre companies including Mojo Ensemble. Recurring roles on Big Love and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and numerous TV and films including Napoleon Dynamite SANDRA MASSIE Voice & Speech. Served as Dialogue Coach for Warner Brothers SANDY MARTIN Guest Director—Acting. Actor at South Coast Repertory Theatre for 28 years and Head of Adult Theatre School MARK KNOWLES Movement & Dance for the Actor. University of Texas at Austin. BA (with honors). Studied mind/body connection at Institute of PsychoStructural Balancing CHRISTINA JOY HOWARD Physical Acting BA. Pacifica Graduate Institute. Theatre/ Dance. voice with John Peck & William Hanrahan. Recipient of LA Drama Critics’ Circle Award. Coached 100+ theatrical productions. Recipient of Emerson’s Alumni Association’s Achievement Award. Michael Chekhov Acting Technique. Video & Film Direction. Trained in Viewpoints. Backstage West & Ovation Awards RACHEL GOLDBERG Acting for the Camera MFA. Visiting Professor in US & UK YAZMINE FLEMING-PETERSON Vocal Production MM. Meisner Technique with Robert X. Directed and/ or choreographed 300+ productions worldwide. Suzuki Method and Fitzmaurice LAURA JAMES Guest Director—Acting AOS. California State University (Best Actress Award). The American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Stage Directing. Director MFA. Studied at The Actor’s Studio. Studied with Uta Hagen & Tim Phillips. Catherine Fitzmaurice. 20 years’ experience teaching at The Academy. Period Dance. BA. Theatre artist for 30+ years. BFA. Certified Teacher. President of LOFT ensemble TIM LANDFIELD Internship Coordinator. Brandeis University. Acting. Acting. The Actor’s Center. Seasoned actor. Expert in all edged weapons. UCLA. Piano. 150 recorded books and several film and TV movies. a Drama-Logue Award and NAACP’s nomination for Best Musical Direction KAREN HENSEL Acting Styles. Viewpoints training. Off-Broadway and in many regional US theatres. MA. Antioch University. Keyboard. Director PhD. Dialects. London. Acting career spans 40 years. including lead in BAFTA-nominated Breath of Life. Kristen Linklater & Rocco Dal Vera DIANA DEMAYO-BROWN Acting. Patti Colombo and Tommy Tune. Vocal coach/arranger for Holland America with directors John Charron. Studied at The Neighborhood Playhouse. TV guest star roles include Boston Legal. Teacher training in Michael Chekhov Technique. Le Theatre du Soleil and Shakespeare & Co. Performed. accomplished choreographer and director. New York. Director MA. Vocal Production BM. television & theatres across the US. Founding member of Mojo Ensemble ANNA FERRARO Piano & Organ Accompaniment. California State University. Psychology. Movement. Wesleyan University. The American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Carnegie Mellon University. director and veteran of seven Broadway shows with numerous regional theatre appearances. Georges Bigot. Co-founded Hothouse Stage Co. Old Globe Shakespeare Theatre. Studied acting with Betty Karlen. The American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Emerson College. BA. Musical Theater. Alba Emoting certified. Studied at Theatre Wing. Monmouth University. Current Musical Director for the jazz-opera Embers MARY BLEIER Acting. Criminal Minds and True Blood. TV guest star roles include Glee. Diploma. 35+ years’ experience as actor. Audition BFA. BA. As Director of Acting at Mountview Academy London. Graduate. Michael Peters. Studied with Rocco Dal Vera. Director BFA. California Institute of the Arts. Steppenwolf West. CUNY. received the Michael Elliot Award for Outstanding Contribution to British Drama Training. Organist and Music Director for local churches and temples LAUREN MARIE BERTONI Sitcom Acting BS. Extensive coaching credits BRIAN DANNER Director of Stage Combat—Acting. California State University. Psychology. UCLA—Men’s Glee Club. television & theatre. Former President of Edward J. BECK Events Coordinator—Voice & Speech. AA. director & actor. MFA. Dance training with Roland Dupree. Royal National Theatre. Education & Communication. Queens College. Author of four books and recipient of American Library Association’s 2004 Choice Award AMIR KORANGY Guest Director—Acting MA (merit). Studied with Lewis Palter. comedy with Harvey & Michael Lembeck. UCLA (Fellowship & Best Actress Award). Scene Study AOS. Theatre. Rehearsal & Performance. Former member of Lab Theatre’s Company in Poland. Studied with Penny Templeton. Theatre History. Theatre & MFA. University of North Carolina School of the Arts. British American Drama Academy. Directs and teaches at Theatre West and SAG Conservatory BEN MARTIN Acting. California State University. two Drama-Logue Awards and New England Theatre Award for Outstanding Direction . Audition Techniques. Antioch University. Certified Studio Teacher in California. Theater Arts. Conservatory of Theatre Arts. California State University. Screenwriter for 20th Century Fox. Paramount Pictures and Disney LINDA BRENNAN Voice & Speech Department Chair. Modica. Hank Shobe and Jane Seaman. dance with Ernestine Stodelle.
American Conservatory Theatre. Rollins College. Riverside John Polsky Chief Financial Officer BS. Beta Gamma Sigma. San Francisco State University. Designed and ran large-scale productions at Universal Studios and 20+ years at Six Flags Magic Mountain Administration Susan Zech President BA. Eaton College & Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. Speech and Theater. BA. Shakespeare with Tony Pasqualini & Lou Hetler. Appeared in 75+ TV lead roles both sides of the Atlantic. Studied Audition Technique with Denys Blakelock. Dayton. The American Academy of Dramatic Arts. three Los Angeles Drama-Logue Awards. CUNY. University of North Carolina School of the Arts. Elle Johnson and others. acting with Eric Morris & Peter Flood. Acting for the Camera BA. One-Person Show. Stern Vice-Chairman Susan Zech President E. New York University Chip Killingsworth Director of Student Recruitment MA. Fischer James W. Berlind* Gianluca Cicogna George Cuttingham* Claudia Faris Alan A. Guided development of 50 stage works and 20 productions. Sally Whalen. Styles I & II BA. plus film & TV guest star roles SCOTT REINIGER Director. Accreditation Liaison Officer MPA. Certificate. Los Angeles Campus BA (magna cum laude) in Speech and Theater. Leslie Swackhamer & Robin Lynn Smith. Business Administration. University of Minnesota. Recipient of numerous awards including New York Outer Circle Critic’s Award for Outstanding Solo Performance & National Latino Playwriting Award ANNETTE ROMANO Guest Director—Acting BA. Studied Viewpoints with SITI. Theatre History. Point Loma Nazarene University. University of California. Television Puppetry BFA. CA JAMIE NICHOLS Movement & Dance for the Actor. Fuller Felix Grossman Jane Heffner Brian Henson Frank Langella* Robert Redford* Sam Robards Donald Rosenfeld *Honorary Trustees . Allan Sailesh C. Southern Methodist University. Studied with Jaime Rogers. Wankel Chairman Emeritus Peter C. Accounting. Drama. Political Science and History. Acted in stage productions from Shakespeare to musical theatre. Fairleigh Dickinson University. Los Angeles Times Critics’ Circle Award and Ovation Award nomination CARL REGGIARDO Guest Director—Voice & Speech. Suzuki with Robyn Hunt & Peter Kyle. Pancrazi Treasurer Robert E.THE ACADEMY 45 MICHAEL MATTHYS Physical Theatre. playwriting/screenwriting at Truby’s Writers Studio. BS. Advanced training at Circle Repertory. An artistic coordinator of Classical Theatre Lab SCOTT RAMP Make-up. Director BA. American Conservatory Theatre (Awarded Scholarship). Comedy training at Groundlings Improvisation Comedy Theatre & The Comedy Store. Marketing. Bradley University Lance Sticksel Director of Marketing BA (cum laude) in Film and Television Production. Director credits include 200 TV episodes FELIX PIRE Solo Performance. auditioning with Michael Shurtleff. Recipient of three BackStage West directing awards and seven BackStage acting awards. New York University. University of Oregon. and on stage in London’s West End. Public Affairs and Administration. Educational Counseling and Guidance & BA. External Relations. Theatre. Anne Bogart & Alexandra Billings. Georgetown College. University of North Carolina. Professional Certificates in Software Development and Financial Planning. AA. Recipient of six Lester Horton Dance Awards for Outstanding Achievement and Dance Resource Center’s Furthering the Visibility of Dance Award IAN OGILVY Guest Director Graduate. Studied directing with Jon Jory. Acting in Film. Buffalo State College. Television puppetry training at Jim Henson Company. Stefan Wenta. Studied acting with Howard Fine. Pi Alpha Alpha. Audition. Playhouse West & Steppenwolf West. Ohio William Farmer Managing Director. Eugene Loring. Baruch College. CPA. Professional actor for 20+ years. Management and Organizational Communications. San Diego. Studied make-up with Dick Smith. Communication Management. Improvisation. Studied voice at Shakespeare & Company and with Adele Cabot. Recipient of TV Times Award. Barchha Roger S. Period Dance Producer of numerous professional dance companies. New York University Steven Hong Director of Admissions. Acting. and as actor and make-up artist for dozens of commercials and films. Studied film & TV at UCLA & AFI. Political Science. University of Washington. New York State registered CPA Elizabeth Lawson Director. MA. English. The Actor’s Studio & American Stanislavski Theatre/Sonia Moore. Background includes acting & directing at Orange County Shakespeare Festival. Theatre. University of Dayton. Period Styles MFA. Robert Goodkind Secretary Dana K. Founding member of Book-it Theatre Company Board of Trustees Michael Gardner Chairman Sam Gores Vice-Chairman Jolyon F. BA. BFA training.
Admissions Counselor Linda Nguyen.0 or higher to be eligible to receive assistance. Director Student Housing Nicholas Severson. Assistant Director of Admissions Jon-Michael Hernandez. The student is responsible for all semester tuition expenses while the Satisfactory Academic Appeal Request is being reviewed. 69 x 150% = 103. An incomplete application WILL NOT be considered. incompletes (I). Operations Manager Jonathan Arias. Financial Aid Warning A student who fails to make satisfactory academic progress due to the GPA and/or PACE requirements may be placed on Financial Aid Warning for one semester. This time frame is measured in credit hours. all credits transferred from another school will be counted as attempted hours and will be applied toward the maximum time frame.5. Students must have a minimum 67% pass rate (PACE). Development and Alumni Coordinator Finance Linda Viala. Pass Rate (PACE) Students must show sufficient progress toward completion of their program in a timely manner to continue financial aid eligibility. The calculation of GPA includes all semesters from the beginning date of student enrollment at The Academy. Production Director Chris Jones Howard. Maintenance Supervisor Dr. Director of Operations Oliver Sullivan. Course withdrawals. Example: The Academy’s Full-Time Conservatory Program Requirements = 69 credit hours. and undue hardship or extensive personal problems that were beyond the student’s control. and course failure (F) at the end of each semester. Props Manager Registrar Irma Roa Effective July 1. Assistant Kateri Garrido. If a student’s GPA falls below the required minimum. This applies whether or not the student received financial aid. Students who fail to attain the minimum SAP requirements by the end of the semester may become ineligible for aid. What circumstances occurred to prevent the successful completion of previous semesters at The Academy. financial aid may be suspended. financial aid eligibility may be reinstated. A student who has become ineligible for financial aid due to unsatisfactory academic progress has the opportunity to appeal if mitigating circumstances exist. Director Operations Peter Tufel. Students who achieve the minimum standards by the end of the warning period may have their financial aid reinstated. 3. Transfer Students: Students who transfer to The Academy from another institution will be considered as making satisfactory academic progress at the time of enrollment. Repeated courses and credits transferred from another institution will be counted in the total attempted hours.0 at the end of each semester.THE ACADEMY 47 STAFF NEW YORK ADMISSIONS Barry Zucker. Academic progress for financial aid purposes will be re-evaluated at the end of each semester. If a degree has not been earned in this time frame. If the student fails to achieve a 67% pass rate by the end of the semester. 2. The calculation of PACE includes all semesters from the beginning date of student enrollment at The Academy. During the warning period. Assistant Shenera Peerbacchus. incompletes. Controller Peggy Sylla. For example. Students who achieve the minimum requirements may have their financial aid reinstated. If the student fails to bring the GPA up to the minimum standards by the end of the semester. Admissions Data Manager Alumni Affairs Casey Vandeventer Costumes Randon Pool. Associate Director Facilities / Maintenance Gary Rice. students must not exceed the 150% maximum time frame of their published program for financial aid eligibility. Students must have a Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2. an extended illness or accident of the student. If you do not understand any of the above policies and/or procedures. the student may be eligible to receive financial aid. Manager Alex Ojeda. and course failures (F) will be counted as hours attempted but not completed.11). including grades of withdrawal (W). Section 132 of the Educational Amendments of 1976 states that a student shall be entitled to receive Federal Student Assistance Benefits only if “that student is maintaining satisfactory progress in the course of study he is pursuing according to the standards of the institution. Facilities Manager Production / Technical Chris Hulen. C. Financial Aid recipients must pass a minimum of 67% of the credit hours attempted on their academic transcript. financial aid may be suspended resulting in the student completing the degree at his/her own expense. The student must explain. It is the student’s responsibility to stay informed of The Academy’s Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standards and to monitor his/her own progress. The student may be eligible to receive financial aid until he/she has attempted 103. it is your responsibility to ask for clarification from the Financial Aid Director. or P will be considered passed. Senior Accountant Estelle Chau. Students who achieve the minimum standards by the end of the warning period may have their financial aid reinstated. The procedure for submitting an appeal is as follows: 1. Appeal Procedure All applicants and financial aid recipients should be aware of their right to appeal their case if they feel that aid has been unjustly refused or suspended or that special circumstances warrant further consideration of their case.) This request must be submitted to the Office of Financial Aid and must be accompanied by supporting documentation. Payroll and Accounts Receivable Manager Financial Aid Roberto Lopez.5 credit hours. Once Satisfactory Academic Progress for financial aid purposes has been achieved. Only grades of A. Assistant Development / Alumni Relations Kathleen Germann. The student must complete the Satisfactory Academic Appeal Request. Manager Finance Yohanna Rezkallah. Maintenance Assistant Production / Technical David Zipperer. Admissions Counselor Costumes Steven Daniel. an extended illness or death of an immediate family member. Federal regulations state that the maximum time cannot exceed 150% of the published length of the educational program. course failures. Examples of mitigating circumstances may include. Finally. in detail. Supervisor Niiamar Felder. D. a student who has attempted 33 credit hours over the course of his/her enrollment must pass at least 22 hours to be considered making satisfactory academic progress (33 x 67% = 22. However. their financial aid may be suspended. . Admissions Counselor Alex Negron. Maximum Time Frame Financial Aid recipients will have a maximum time frame in which they are to complete their program requirements.e. repeated courses and credits transferred from another institution will be counted in the attempted hours regardless of whether the student received financial aid. but are not limited to. a one semester warning period will be granted to allow the student the opportunity to meet the Satisfactory Academic Progress standards. Assistant Accountant Financial Aid Kyle Roumillat. 2011 Federal regulations require schools to monitor student academic progress for financial aid purposes. The student will be notified by mail of the decision regarding the approval or denial of the appeal. James Perch. why he/she is requesting the appeal (i. Auditions & Events Coordinator Dana Prieto. This applies whether or not the student received financial aid. incomplete (I). Course withdrawals (W). Technical Director / Resident Set Designer Registrar Gary Glaser SECURITY Janeica Dudley Marlene McIntosh Satisfactory Academic Progress LOS ANGELES Assistant to Managing Director / HR Coordinator Hope Parker Admissions Jacqueline Canales. A student who fails to meet the minimum pass rate at the end of a semester will be granted a one semester warning period to allow the student the opportunity to meet the Satisfactory Academic Progress standards. B. Grade Point Average (GPA) Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.” Federal regulations require students to maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) in three areas.
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