These schools are similar to The American Musical and Dramatic Academy- New York in key aspects like size, setting, and academics.
67% of students
I like that the curriculum is pretty simple, which is why I came. I wanted to advance a little in a slightly strict environment so that I can prepare for a serious education in performing arts. I like how supportive all the teachers and classmates are as well.
The food is awful and makes people sick sometimes. The dorms are the size of a walk-in closet, are dirty and there are residents in the dorm building that are not students and are super creepy. The curriculum is too easy and we move too slowly. They accept a lot of students for money more than talent. And you don't get to actually do a production until the 4th semester.
I like how the teachers make you become the best version of yourself, as an actor and as a person, teaching you about acting but also about yourself, your body, and the people.
Sometimes the organization of the office is kind of bad and had not too much communication with the students
The Bootcamp style of teaching you won't find anywhere else. The staff does need better training in inclusion (especially disabled students) but the overall experience was good.
The food program is not worth it. Cooking With Corey, the meal service is constantly scarce and not edible at times. Get your own food. Dorms on 71st are shared with older tenets that are not students. Keep your doors locked and keep away from all but Mr. Jazz (9th-floor jazz musician who's incredibly sweet). Most rooms in any NYC school location are not accessible. If physically disabled, Hannah Enenbach (the head of disability who's NOT disabled) will not help you. Ask a former or currently disabled student for help.