Through an exciting new articulation agreement between St.
John's University and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts (NY),
students at St. John's University can study at the Academy and
receive credit toward their B.S. in Television and Film Studies
from St. John's College of Professional Studies.
The Resources of Two Great
The agreement allows students to benefit from the academic
and professional resources of two highly respected New York
institutions of higher learning.
First Professional School for
The American Academy of Dramatic Arts (AADA) is a fully accredited
two-year conservatory with campuses at 120 Madison Avenue in New
York City (in a landmark building designed by legendary artchitect
Stanford White) and at 1336 North La Brea Avenue in Lost Angeles
(the site of the former Charlie Chaplin Studios).
Founded in 1884 to train actors for the stage, the Academy was
the first school in the US to offer a professional education in the
acting field. The Academy stresses practical, professional training
for stage, film and television.
The program is highly structured, focused on acting, voice,
speech and movement with an emphasis on self-discipline,
self-discovery and above all, individuality.
Students who graduate in New York receive the Degree of
Associate in Occupational Studies. Students who graduate in Los
Angeles receive a Certificate of Completion or an Associate of Arts
Degree in Acting.
As a group, Academy alumni have garnered a total of 72 Oscars,
205 Emmys and 58 Tony nominations. The number continues to grow
each year. Notable alumni include Adrien Brody, Armand Assante,
Anne Bancroft, Lauren Becall, Kim Cattrall, Danny DeVito, William
Devane, Kirk Douglas, Florence Henderson, Judd Hirsch, Dennis
Haysbert, Grace Kelly, Robert Redford, Jason Robards, Eric Roberts,
Paul Rudd, Annabella Sciorra, French Stewart, Spencer
New York's Leading Catholic
Founded in 1870 by the Vincentian Fathers, St. John's University is
one of America's leading Catholic institutions of higher
St. John’s prepares students to make a difference in
the world. Through more than 100 academic programs taught by
acclaimed faculty in state-of-the-art facilities, students gain the
knowledge and high-tech skills to achieve their career goals and
contribute to their communities.
Reflecting the University’s 136-year-old Vincentian Mission,
students also experience Academic Service-Learning and other
opportunities to directly help those in need.
More than 20,000 students from 43 states and 131 countries
pursue associate, baccalaureate, masters, doctoral and professional
degrees in St. John’s six nationally ranked schools and colleges.
St. John’s has three residential campuses in Queens, Staten Island
and Manhattan as well as graduate centers in Oakdale, NY, and Rome,
Office of Undergraduate Admission
St. John's University
8000 Utopia Parkway
Queens, NY 11439
Tel: 1 (888) 9STJOHNS
Staten Island Campus
Office of Admission
St. John's University
300 Howard Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10301
Tel: (718) 390-4500
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Admissions and Audition Events Coordinator