NCDA caters to students from all walks of life, from recent high school graduates to the recently retired. Whether you have never acted before or you have been performing since you were a child, NCDA provides the training and guidance needed to take the step into the world of professional acting.
How To Apply
Complete the application for admission that you'll receive once you visit. You will need to provide an official high school transcript (undergraduate and graduate transcripts are acceptable).
Participate in an audition workshop with a faculty member.
Previous acting experience is not required for admission. All we ask for is passion, some nerve, and a willingness to work hard.
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.