The collaborative Bachelor of Science Degree in Dramatic Arts,
Film and Television enables students to enhance their knowledge,
practical skills, and career opportunities in the field of
professional acting, film, television, theatre and the dramatic
arts through extensive theoretical and practical training.
Students spend their first two years at St. John's campus
in Queens, NY, and their second two at AADA's Manhattan campus.
However, students also may choose to enter the program as
freshmen at either institution.
The program draws upon the resources of St. John’s University as a
metropolitan university and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts
as a leader in the field of training actors. Their combined
intellectual and artistic resources and their cultural diversity
provide graduates with an exceptional education in the dramatic,
film and television arts.
Students enjoy the benefits of a major Catholic university — with
its breadth of academic offerings, including coursework in film,
television and the liberal arts — coupled with the specialized
training in acting available through AADA. The ability
of the institutions to work collaboratively reduces costs while
maximizing the program’s value to students.
Through the program, students benefit from the knowledge,
experience, professional connections and guidance of full- and
part-time professors in St. John’s
Department of Mass Communications and the AADA.