Audition to Train with the Best when AMDA Comes to Ghana on 29-30 September
The American Musical and Dramatic Academy will be in Ghana to conduct placement and scholarship auditions on 29-30 September.
The world-premiere stage musical adaptation of Muriel's Wedding, based on the 1994 Australian film comedy starring Toni Collette, will release an original cast recording later this year. Maggie McKenna, a 20-year-old Melbourne actor who trained at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy, returned to Australia to make her professional stage debut in the title role.
TO BE THE BEST, TRAIN WITH THE BEST
AMDA is a fully accredited, not-for-profit higher education institution devoted to training the actor, singer, and dancer for stage, film, and television.
There are two campuses of AMDA providing seven distinct certificate and degree paths: The AMDA College and Conservatory of the Performing Arts, Los Angeles, and The American Musical and Dramatic Academy, New York.
The California campus in the heart of Hollywood offers four-year Bachelor of Fine Arts and two-year certificate programs. The New York campus on the prestigious Upper West Side of Manhattan offers certificate programs - and the opportunity to complete a bachelor's degree by attending both the New York and Los Angeles campuses.
A RICH HISTORY
Founded in 1964, AMDA pioneered the innovative concept of training actors, singers and dancers to be triple threats: Actors learn to sing and dance; Singers learn to act and dance; Dancers learn to act and sing. More than a half century later, AMDA continues to create innovative and unique performing arts programs in response to the ever-changing needs of the entertainment industries.
AMDA's relevant education prepares students for success. During the past three years, over 60 alumni have appeared on Broadway, with many other alumni starring in television and in films throughout the world, and dancing on the world's premiere stages. AMDA's faculty is comprised of professionals working in their respective fields who act as mentors to the students; thus building professional connections while attending school.
JOIN AN ELITE GROUP
AMDA's training prepares students for stage and screen. Each year, more than 1,400 students from around the world engage in AMDA's rigorous curricula. With 30 to 35 hours of weekly coursework, plus additional time for rehearsal and preparation, the experience is intense, creative, and competitive.
Countless performance opportunities on stage and on camera let AMDA students build a performance resume while at school. All students participate in industry panel nights, giving students exposure to industry professionals, such as Broadway, television, and film casting directors, talent agents, directors and producers, and record producers.
AMDA provides an unsurpassed performing arts education to a diverse community of creative artists, creating an environment for students to develop the skills, confidence, imagination and power to contribute to their communities as artists, entrepreneurs, visionaries, lifelong learners, and conscientious citizens of the world. Above all, AMDA teaches students that commitment and passion are the hallmarks of a successful and joyous career.
A COLLEGE AND A CONSERVATORY ALL IN ONE
Whether you choose a two-year professional Conservatory Program or a traditional Bachelor of Fine Arts Program, you'll receive intensive, hands-on instruction from the best and brightest professionals in the industry. Emphasizing creative maturity, stylistic depth and professional excellence, every program the school offers is designed to help you reach your full artistic potential through a deep-rooted foundation in the performing arts.
AMDA's curriculum includes the major performing arts disciplines of acting, music theatre and dance theatre. There are three start dates in each calendar year with accelerated program opportunities to complete the certificate programs over four continuous semesters in sixteen months, and the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in less than three years. Scholarships are available for international students.
AMDA's training has led our graduates to success in multiple venues. Our performing artists can be seen on Broadway, in national and international tours, starring in television shows, and working in feature and independent films. They also can be found performing in stand-up comedy, improv, one-person shows, music videos, pop/rock tours, and commercial concerts. In addition, our alumni find outstanding careers in directing, choreographing, composing, writing for stage, film and television, stage managing, technical theatre, becoming talent agents or casting directors. The list is long and exciting.
BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS - DEGREE PROGRAMS
Designed to transform talented individuals into well-rounded artists, the four-year Bachelor of Fine Arts Programs (BFA) combine a comprehensive college education with rigorous conservatory-level artistic training. BFA Degrees are conferred at AMDA's Los Angeles campus, with an option to study at AMDA New York. Studying at both AMDA campuses provides AMDA's students a greater understanding of the television, film, popular music, dance, and theatre industries not only in New York and Hollywood but around the world.
CONSERVATORY PERFORMING ARTS - CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS
AMDA's two-year Conservatory Performing Arts Programs focus on instruction that provides a solid foundation for a successful career in the performing arts. All Conservatory Programs are offered at both AMDA's New York City and Los Angeles campuses.
HIGH SCHOOL SUMMER CONSERVATORY
At each campus, AMDA offers a unique, rigorous, two-week summer intensive for high school students. The High School Summer Conservatory provides world-class performing arts training. Visit AMDA.edu for more details.
Visit AMDA.edu today and begin your performing arts journey by completing an online application and scheduling an audition. AMDA offers in person auditions throughout the world. Alternatively, you may submit your audition electronically.