Statement of Accreditation Status

American Academy of Dramatic Arts

  • CEO: Ms. Susan Zech, President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Ms. Cecily Hall
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Robert Bonfiglio, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Special Focus Two-Year: Arts & Design » Two-year, very small
  • Control: Private (Non-Profit)
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1983
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2016
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2020-2021
  • Next Mid-Point Peer Review: 2025

Contact Information

120 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10016

(212) 686-9244

www.aada.edu

  • The following represents the MSCHE accreditation actions taken in the last ten (10) years.
  • October 29, 2020
    To delay the On-Site Evaluation visit scheduled for Spring 2021 due to extraordinary circumstances related to coronavirus (COVID-19) interruptions and to continue accreditation. To note the institution remains accredited during a delay granted by the Commission. The Evaluation visit will be scheduled in accordance with Commission policy and procedures.
  • April 16, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of formal written notice from the institution in response to the Commission’s request of March 9, 2020. To temporarily waive Substantive Change Policy and Procedures and allow the use of distance education to accommodate students impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19) interruptions, in accordance with United States Department of Education (USDE) guidelines published March 5, 2020. Continued use of distance education beyond the limitations of USDE guidelines will require substantive change approval in accordance with Substantive Change Policy and Procedures. This flexibility is not available for clock-hour courses that lead to licensure if the licensing body will not accept distance learning courses or hours or give credit for them toward the number of hours a student must complete. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2020-2021.
  • November 17, 2016
    To accept the Periodic Review Report and to reaffirm accreditation. To recognize the institution for progress to date and to commend the institution for the quality of the Periodic Review Report process. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2020-2021.
  • June 27, 2013
    To accept the progress report. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2016.
  • June 23, 2011
    To accept the monitoring report, to note the visit by the Commission's representative, to remove the warning, and to reaffirm accreditation. To request a progress report due by April 1, 2013 documenting further progress in the implementation of a comprehensive sustained process for assessing student learning, including evidence that learning outcomes results are used to improve teaching and learning (Standard 14). The Periodic Review Report is now due June 1, 2016.
  • March 3, 2011
    To note the visit by the Commission's representative. To remind the institution that the Commission has warned the institution that its accreditation may be in jeopardy because of a lack of evidence that the institution is currently in compliance with Standard 2 (Planning, Resource Allocation, and Institutional Renewal), Standard 4 (Governance), and Standard 14 (Assessment of Student Learning). To note that the institution remains accredited while on warning. To note that the monitoring report due March 1, 2011 and the small team visit that follows will be acted upon by the Commission at its June 2011 meeting. The due date for the next Periodic Review Report will be established when accreditation is reaffirmed.
  • Distance Education
    Not approved for this delivery method
  • Correspondence Education
    Not approved for this delivery method

Approved Credential Levels

The following represents credential levels included in the scope of the institution’s accreditation:

  • Postsecondary award (1-2 yrs)
  • Postsecondary award (2-4 yrs)
  • Associate's Degree or Equivalent
  • Branch Campus
    American Academy of Dramatic Arts, CA
    1336 North LaBrea Avenue
    Hollywood, CA 90028

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