‚ÄčTo be successful in the increasingly competitive profession of acting, making a commitment to an intensive, focused period of training and practice is key.

NCDA has trained actors for careers in all media - stage, film, and more - since 1975. We're confident our experience will leave students prepared for the demands of a professional acting career.

Our Programs


TRAIN

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with a faculty of working actors, directors, producers, filmmakers, writers, and other creatives.

BUILD

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a network of contacts comprised of alumni and industry professionals throughout the DMV.

PRACTICE

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in our black box stage and with the theatrical and filmmaking equipment you'll find in other professional theatres and studios.