​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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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Non-Discrimination Policy

The National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts is committed to equal opportunity in educational programs, admissions and employment. It is the policy of the school to provide equal opportunity for all qualified applicants, students and employees and to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender, religion national origin, age, sexual preference, disability, or marital status.

Student Complaint & Grievance Procedure

Students seeking to resolve problems or having complaints concerning a class should first contact the instructor.


Requests for further action may be made to the President, School Director, or Director of Education as appropriate. Schools accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges must have a procedure and operational plan for handling student complaints. If a student does not feel that the school has adequately addressed a complaint or concern, the student may contact the Accrediting Commission.


All complaints considered by the Commission must be in written form, with permission from the com­plainant(s) for the Commission to forward a copy of the complaint to the school for response. The complainant(s) will be kept informed as to the status of the complaint as well as the final resolution by the Commission. 


Direct all inquiries to: 

Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges 

2101 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 302 Arlington, VA 22201 

or 

(703) 247-4212


A copy of the Commission’s Complaint Form is available at the school and may be obtained from the School Director or Director of Education. Required forms can also be found at the Commission’s web site at www.accsc.org


Further, The Higher Education Licensure Commission is the agency of last resort in the grievance process. Students can reach the HELC at (202) 727-6436 or osse@dc.gov. Students will not be subject to unfair action or treatment by any school official as a result of the initiation of a complaint.