​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Student and Consumer Information

NCDA complies with the Student Right To Know and Campus Security Act, which requires US colleges and universities to provide statistics and/or information for consumers and students on a number of topics. We file detailed information with the National Center of Education Statistics, which in turn posts it on its website for students and families.    We invite you to visit the Center’s website to review the information we supply on the following categories:



Please be aware that NCDA is a commuter school, so there are no dorms, and we do not offer athletic programs. Our sole focus is on training students for careers in the entertainment industry.


Our campus consists of a single large building that provides approximately 6,000 square feet of offices and classrooms, as well as a library, computer lab, black-box theatre, and a backstage area.


Our faculty, staff, and student body have a long history of working together with creativity and respect, and we have encountered no security issues with outsiders. That said, the campus is in a popular neighborhood in a major metropolitan city, so we advise everyone – students, staff, faculty, and visitors – to be as alert and cautious as they would be in any major city. The security information we provide under the Act pertains to our campus only, not to the larger Georgetown neighborhood or city in general.​

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Graduation and Employment Rates

Program Name: Diploma in Acting (Two Year Acting Program)

Length of Program: 16 Months    

Reporting Period: 5/2015 - 1/2016

Number of Graduates: 16 of 20

Graduation Percentage: 80%

Number of Graduates Employed in Field: 5 of 16 

Placement Percentage: 63%

NOTE: Of the 16 graduates in this cohort 5 were employed in training related jobs within the reporting period, 7 were invited to continue to the Conservatory’s Advanced Certificate in Acting Program (and accepted and entered that program within the reporting period) and 1 student went on the complete a bachelor’s degree program at a four-year institution.  Three graduates are employed in unrelated occupations and did not secure training related employment in the reporting period of within 6 months of graduation.


Program Name: Advanced Certificate in Acting (Advanced Training Program)

Program Length: 8 Months

Reporting Period: 5/2016 - 12/2016

Number of Graduates: 9 of 9

Graduation Percentage: 100%

​Graduates Employed in the Field: 7

Placement Percentage: 78%

NOTE:  Of the 9 graduates in this cohort 7 were employed in training related jobs within the reporting period.  Two graduates are employed in unrelated occupations and did not secure training related employment in the reporting period of within 6 months of graduation.


Information regarding the school is available as a hard-copy form by contacting Nan Ficca at nficca@theconservatory.org or (202) 333-2202. 

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