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
Let's chat about your goals and dreams during a virtual one on one appointment. You'll meet with our Director of Admissions and learn a bit more about our program.
Complete the application for admission. You will need to provide an official high school transcript (undergraduate and graduate transcripts are acceptable).
NOTE: If you are unable to obtain official transcripts due to COVID-19 closure of country, state, or school offices you may submit a signed attestation of completion/graduation from high school and/or college/graduate school with you application package.
Participate in a virtual audition workshop with a faculty member. This gives us a chance to see you at work, and you get a feel for training with us.
Previous acting experience is not required for admission. However, we do ask for passion, gumption, 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.
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