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.
Students work closely with a faculty of professional actors, directors, producers, and playwrights who are actively working in theater, film, and television in Washington, D.C. and beyond. The intensive training offered by our school 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 acting classes in Los Angeles and New York City.
NCDA 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.
At Open House, you'll have a chance to tour the school, ask an Admissions Representative questions, and meet other students beginning their acting careers.
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Our student performances are always free and open to the public. We do ask that you reserve seats, as space is limited. Please note this experience requires walking, standing, and navigating uneven floors in low lighting. The building is accessed via a staircase.
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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.
Thank you for helping in our pursuit of artistic excellence.
Funded, in part, by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, an agency supported, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts.
The National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts is not affiliated with the Federal Government, the District of Columbia Government, or any other state or local government. The "National" in the name of the institution refers only to our location.