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AMDA College of the Performing Arts

AMDA College of the Performing Arts

6305 Yucca Street
Los Angeles CA 90028

211 W. 61st Street
New York, NY 10023

Email[email protected]
Phone: 323-603-5900
Website: click here
Audition Information: click here
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Department Contact: Marina Benedict

Campus Setting: Urban
Dept Founded: 1964
Dept AccreditationsNational Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST) and WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC)

Cost of Room & Board: $10,560
Undergraduate Tuition per year (in state/out of state): $43,960 (for both)
Graduate Tuition per year (in state/out of state): N/A
Percentage of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 72%
Scholarships Available for Incoming Students: Yes
Are Need-based Scholarships Offered: Yes
Are Merit-based Scholarships Offered: Yes

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Description of Program: For almost 60 years, AMDA College of the Performing Arts has been celebrated as one of America’s premier performing arts institutions. With campuses in New York City and Los Angeles, AMDA transforms aspiring performers into industry professionals, poised for successful careers as artists and creators.

AMDA’s Dance Theatre programs are designed to train and empower versatile dancers and movement artists for careers in theatrical, commercial and concert dance performance. With our Bachelor of Fine Arts, Associate’s Degree and Conservatory Certificate in Dance Theater, students train alongside dancers from all over the world while honing their individual talents as dancers, choreographers, actors, vocalists, filmmakers, entrepreneurs, and interdisciplinary original content creators.

A vast array of techniques are explored, including: contemporary, ballet, modern, jazz, hip hop, heels, tap, commercial jazz, and Broadway styles. By working with some of the industry's most sought-after choreographers, students learn to blend precise technical choreography with individual interpretive storytelling, enhancing their ability to meet the demands of today's competitive industry. As a result, AMDA graduates are performing in Broadway and off-Broadway productions, dance companies, world tours, commercials, movies, television, regional theater, and everywhere their artistry may take them.

Additional courses in acting, singing technique, kinetic storytelling, and original content creation help cultivate skills that allow for diverse casting and employment opportunities within the performing arts. Extensive coursework in dance for camera provides students with industry-standard reels ready for submission upon graduation. The final semester includes an industry showcase where dancers are presented to dance agencies, entertainment companies, and dance-industry guests.

AMDA has two BFA degree programs that focus on the study of dance theater. AMDA’s BFA in Dance Theater prepares intermediate and advanced dancers for professional careers in dance performance. This program is grounded in classical dance technique, with extensive style work in all dance disciplines. AMDA’s BFA in Performing Arts with a focus in dance theater is designed for dance and movement artists of all genres and backgrounds. This innovative program is steeped in physical theater practices and theatrical and commercial dance styles. Both programs are enriched by a wide range of academic studies and performance opportunities, resulting in a comprehensive and holistic performing arts education. AMDA also offers an Associate of Occupational Studies (AOS) degree program and a Conservatory Certificate program.

An audition is required for admission. AMDA offers in-person auditions throughout the world, with options for virtual audition appointments and self-tape submissions. Please visit for information on admissions auditions.

Alumni Connections and Careers

AMDA alumni create. They are artists, professionals in every performance medium. They are creators, inspirers. Watched by the eyes of millions, our alumni take the world's stages, film sets, and movie screens, changing the way we think about art and its intertwining with human nature. From charities to platinum-selling records, Broadway veterans to rising stars, our alumni have established themselves among the world's most accomplished artists in their respective fields. They started with a dream. With AMDA, those passions became careers to be celebrated.

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