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AMDA College of the Performing Arts

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6305 Yucca St, Los Angeles, CA 90028, United States

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The constant buzz of America’s largest city doesn’t just come from the lights of Broadway; it comes from the bohemian heritage of the West Village, the underground beats of Harlem and the arias soaring from the Met. Performers from every country and discipline are drawn to Manhattan to pursue their dreams. Now it’s your turn.

When you attend AMDA New York, Broadway is your backyard. Our students are a vital part of the creative community here, and the city itself sets the scene for an innovative learning experience. An AMDA education is more than just studio training; it’s a backstage pass to New York City’s performing arts scene.


When you attend AMDA Los Angeles, you become a part of Hollywood’s creative community; the studios, theatres and landmarks are your inspiration. Hundreds of films, television shows and live performances take place here each day. With Hollywood as your classroom, you’ll get a real understanding of how show business actually works.

Top Reasons to Study in AMDA College of the Performing Arts

  1. AMDA provides rigorous, performance-based training and an industry-focused education experience; one that inspires excellence and prepares artists with an appreciation for the universal power of transformation through art. AMDA’s educational philosophy is based on close collegial interaction between instructors and students — in class, in production and through active mentorship.
  2. AMDA is committed to providing an unsurpassed performing arts education to a diverse community of creative artists. AMDA serves as both school and stage, where students are given the support and opportunity to define their own personal objectives and to develop and refine their own distinctive artistic voices.
  3. AMDA strives to create an environment for students to develop the skills, confidence, imagination, and power to contribute to their community as artists, entrepreneurs, visionaries, lifelong learners, and conscientious citizens of the world. Above all, AMDA wants to teach students that commitment and passion are the hallmarks of a successful and joyous career

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About AMDA College of the Performing Arts

Your future in the performing arts doesn’t have to be a dream. For over 50 years, AMDA has launched some of the most successful careers in theatre, film and television. AMDA creates industry professionals who don’t just wait for life to happen—they stage their own career path. Watched by the eyes of millions, our graduates take the world’s stages, film sets and movie screens, changing the way we think about art in the 21st century.

Career at AMDA College of the Performing Arts

Institutional Learning Outcomes:

  • Artistry and Transformation: Graduates will be able to engage in their professional artistic endeavors without fear of experimentation or risk taking, exercising imagination and divergent thinking to create work that expands convention.
  • Skills and Technique: Graduates will be prepared to demonstrate mastery of their chosen artistic discipline by creating art that builds upon their accumulated knowledge and study.
  • Collaboration and Teamwork: Graduates will be able to effectively work collectively with colleagues in the artistic community and to share ideas in collaborative creativity.
  • Social Responsibility: Graduates will demonstrate their understanding of the importance of theatre and other artistic endeavors in their community and to develop and produce creative works that offer, not only entertainment, but enlightenment of and solutions to societal issues.

Campus life

AMDA is the only BFA-granting performing arts college with campuses located in the heart of Hollywood and Manhattan, the two creative capitals of the world. Each location offers unparalleled artistic and cultural resources: film and television studios, theatres, museums, galleries, libraries and performing arts centers.

Our campuses consist not only of the traditional buildings, theatres and classrooms but also the cities of New York and Los Angeles themselves. There is no better place to train than these two artistic capitals, where you walk by living legends on the street and have access to unparalleled events and opportunities that nourish the artist: world-class theatre, television and film studios, museums, galleries and libraries.

Ranking & Accreditation of AMDA College of the Performing Arts

  • #3 Most Represented College on Broadway Playbill’s Big 10, 2023
  • #4 Best Colleges for Performing Arts Niche.com, 2024
  • AMDA is licensed to operate in the state of California by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE) under the Department of Consumer Affairs.
  • Accredited regionally by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC)

Student Accommodation at AMDA College of the Performing Arts

  • Housing: $11,200
  • Dining: $4,300

Students who wish to live on campus need to fill out a housing license and abide by the campus code of conduct as outlined in the Student Handbook. Please note that students who have been approved to live in campus housing must submit a non-refundable $200 Housing deposit each term.

Programs at AMDA College of the Performing Arts


AMDA Hollywood Campus

  1. MA Theatre Arts
  2. MFA Screenwriting: Writing for Film & Television

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AMDA Hollywood Campus

  1. AOS Acting
  2. AOS Acting for Camera
  3. AOS Dance Theatre
  4. AOS Musical Theatre
  5. BA Theatre Arts, Performance
  6. BFA Acting
  7. BFA Acting (Online)
  8. BFA Dance
  9. BFA Film & Television Arts
  10. BFA Music Theatre
  11. BFA Music Theatre (Online)
  12. BFA Performing Arts
  13. BFA Vocal Performance

AMDA New York City Campus

  1. Acting for Camera Certificate to BFA Film & Television Arts: Acting for Camera*
  2. Certificate in the Acting for Camera Conservatory
  3. Certificate in the Dance Theatre Conservatory
  4. Certificate in the Integrated Conservatory
  5. Certificate in the Studio Conservatory
  6. Dance Theatre Certificate to BFA Dance*
  7. Integrated Certificate to BFA Music Theatre*
  8. Studio Certificate to BFA Acting*

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