KD Conservatory College of Film and Dramatic Arts in Dallas

Dallas, TX

(Rating 4.2 based on 5 reviews)
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Overview

KD Conservatory College of Film and Dramatic Arts offers 9-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 12:1. Acceptance Rate is 87%. 45.9% are women, and 54.1% are men. 1% percents of international students. The average annual total cost of attendance at KD Conservatory College of Film and Dramatic Arts is 21068$, that is above national average. 59% of full-time KD Conservatory College of Film and Dramatic Arts students completed their education program in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is above national average. Average salary after attending is $27,100, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The KD Conservatory College of Film and Dramatic Arts is a private and academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and receive Title IV aid. The total cost of attendance depends on whether undergraduates live on campus, off campus (not with family), or off campus (with family).

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$21,068
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By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, KD Conservatory College of Film and Dramatic Arts students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$20,479
$30,001 - $48,000$21,611
$48,001 - $75,000$22,606
$75,001 - $110,000$25,106
$110,001+$22,606

Admission considerations

Required:

  • Secondary school record
  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Recommended:

  • Recommendations

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school rank
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Finance

Charges:

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  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: -

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Percent of students with financial aid

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23%

Types of financial aids

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111 of KD Conservatory College of Film and Dramatic Arts undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 69 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes KD Conservatory College of Film and Dramatic Arts number 318 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Texas.

Students at KD Conservatory College of Film and Dramatic Arts awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Salary After Attending

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$27,100

According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services

Career

Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Yellow Ribbon Program

Disability services

3%

Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Does not offer distance education opportunities

Alternative tuition plans

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Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Graduation Rate

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59%
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KD Conservatory College of Film and Dramatic Arts graduation rate is above the national average.

59% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to KD Conservatory College of Film and Dramatic Arts completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes a huge number of students. This index doesn’t take into consideration students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading picture. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare educational institutions.

Applying information

Average number of admissions to one applicant

1 : 1

Average number of applicants to one enrolled

3 : 1

Admission considerations

Required:

  • Secondary school record
  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Recommended:

  • Recommendations

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school rank
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Acceptance Rate

The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.

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87%

In comparison to National Average

KD Conservatory College of Film and Dramatic Arts acceptance rate is above national average.

In comparison to state Average

Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 70%, so acceptance rate value is above state average for 17%.

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87%
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In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $20k - $30k price range

Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 71%, so KD Conservatory College of Film and Dramatic Arts acceptance rate value is above state net price average for 16%.

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87%
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Admissions yield

Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.
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62%

Total

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62%

Full time

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0%

Part time

Retention rate

Full-time retention rate

59%

Part-time retention rate

0%

The KD Conservatory College of Film and Dramatic Arts full-time retention rate is 59% and part-time retention rate is 0%.

Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and keep on studying in the same program next fall semester are included in the retention rate.

Retention rate is an important indicator: if it is high, it shows that school offers quality curriculum, pleasant student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at KD Conservatory College of Film and Dramatic Arts is 12:1, that means that for every 12 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio

12:1
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Men/Women

Number of international students

1
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1%

Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown

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Students enrollment in distance education

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In KD Conservatory College of Film and Dramatic Arts the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown

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Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at KD Conservatory College of Film and Dramatic Arts and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in not reported location.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

KD Conservatory College of Film and Dramatic Arts offers 9 programs in total: 9 are for Associate's degree.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 74 universities in Dallas county. KD Conservatory College of Film and Dramatic Arts is one of the few institutions in Dallas that offers an Associate's degree program.

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Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Texas state average data to help you compare.

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KD Conservatory College of Film and Dramatic Arts provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 194 students with 5830 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for KD Conservatory College of Film and Dramatic Arts

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Overall Rating:

Such a great experience! The teachers and classes are all so wonderful and really aim towards getting you ready to succeed.

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I love this school and all that it had to offer me. I wouldn't trade in my experience for anything. The memories acquired have left me with visions of joy and friends that will forever remain in my heart. I've worked more than some people that I graduated with but have also worked less than others. This school will equip you with the necessary skills to be successful but it can't drag you out of bed to audition. They are friendly and genuinely concerned individuals who want to see you succeed. So go out and Break A Leg!

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My experience was great! My daughter's teacher was amazing! Not to often you find a teacher who loves what they do and are good at it! I'd recommend this school to my family and friends!

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

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This is yet another school trying only to make money. Many of the school districts around Dallas have amazing arts programs (see UIL website.) They help foster arts education so they can go to good schools. Look around at the colleges around the state and close by - UNT, LSU, UT, etc. Great schools for the arts.In addition, they have tried to eliminate the competition by discreet means. That's highly unprofessional, especially in the arts scene where we all try to work together. It doesn't speak well for their loyalty.The bottom line is, you can do better. Especially because the music world is hard to get into. Having a mortgage in student loans while not having a job in the arts is terrible, and it happens to many people. A good school is vital to making that happen. I don't think this is a good place for that.

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Overall Rating:

KD Conservatory is a fantastic, intensive, pro-active program that will teach you everything you need to know to confidently enter the world of entertainment on any level, be that live theatre, television, broadcast, film on ANY side of the camera (actors, writers, directors, producers, all forms of the crew, etc...), as well as build you a rock solid foundation of acting technique, acute physical awareness, and an entertainment business acumen on which to accurately and responsibly make choices about your work. Furthermore, KD Conservatory has not only aided my education and lead me to professional work in my industry, but the school has facilitated the same success to my circle of alumni (of no less than a dozen that I can recall off-hand) who all continue to make money doing what they love- acting, singing, dancing, music directing, directing, producing, and teaching. Advice: Don't EVER accept advice on acting from somebody who is not a successful working actor. Don't seek their counsel because they know nothing. People who say that this school is a scam are either not serious enough about their career to understand the training they really need. OR, they are already beyond the teaching they could potentially receive at KD and should, therefor, already be booking professional gigs. Lastly, BE ADSIVED, NOTHING WILL BE HANDED TO YOU. There are those who graduate from the program and do nothing. And there are those who work. If you are open to learning, it's worth it.

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Location & Website

Address: 2600 Stemmons Fwy Ste 117

Place:

Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +2146380484

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address: KDSTUDIO.COM

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