The
National
Conservatory
of
Dramatic
Arts

Professional

NCDA offers Washington D.C.'s only accredited actor training studio program. We've been preparing people for careers in acting since 1975.


Graduates enter the job market with a strong foundation in the craft of acting, the business savvy to be successful in a competitive market, and a network of professional contacts.

Practical

Students work closely with a faculty of professional actors, directors, producers, and playwrights who are actively working in theater, film, and television in the nation's capital. The intensive training we offer can make your dream of working as an actor a reality. 

​Tuition at NCDA is competitively priced for the area and dramatically lower than similar programs in Los Angeles and New York City. 

Accredited

The Conservatory complies with rules and regulations from the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges and the USDE, which means that students are eligible to apply for government financial aid in the form of grants, subsidized loans, etc.

Accreditation also ensures that the curriculum is continually reviewed by a panel of education experts and industry professionals.

Upcoming Open Houses

Please check back soon for upcoming open house dates. If you would like to enroll in the upcoming semester, please schedule an individual appointment or contact us at (202) 333-2202.

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Student Performance Schedule

Assistance by Leslye Headland

Presented by Fourth Semester Daytime

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Assistance by Leslye Headland

Presented by Fourth Semester Daytime

April 27 @ 2 PM and 8 PM

April 28 @ 5 PM

Polaroid Stories by Naomi Iizuka

Presented by Fourth Semester Evening

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Polaroid Stories by Naomi Iizuka

Presented by Fourth Semester Evening

April 26 @ 8 PM

April 27 @ 5 PM

April 28 @ 2 PM

Our fourth semester student performances are always free and open to the public. We do ask that you reserve seats, as space is limited.

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1556 Wisconsin Ave NW

Washington, DC 2007

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At NCDA, ​we strive to provide students and alumni with the resources they need to be successful artists and creators. Please  consider helping us further our cause with a tax-deductible donation to NCDA, a 501(c)(3) non-profit entity, through PayPal or the Network for Good


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