Just beyond the sunshine and palm trees of Sunset Boulevard, our Los Angeles campus is certain to inspire you. Steps from world-famous film and television studios, Hollywood red carpet premieres, and a dynamic theatre scene, you will see firsthand why Los Angeles is home to the stars. As soon as you arrive, you will be surrounded by entertainment history—and history in the making. Our campus is adjacent to Hollywood’s first movie studio back lot, where legendary actors, producers and directors still produce hit TV shows and films on a daily basis. Walk around the block and you will find Hollywood’s Walk of Fame, the world famous Chinese Theatre, Hollywood & Highland Center with the Dolby Theatre and numerous museums, stage venues, cafés and iconic attractions.
The American Academy of Dramatic Arts-West, located in sunny Los Angeles, California, remains dedicated to training professional actors. With notable alumni, the Academy offers a two-year program in which students have to be invited back for the second year. The Academy provides students training for the theatre, courses in film and television, and fosters a professionally oriented program that stresses self-discovery, self-discipline and individuality. Students who graduate receive a Certificate of Completion or an Associate of Arts degree in Acting. Students can earn a Bachelor of Arts degree from selected universities