Audition Requirements

Two-Year Acting Conservatory

Professional certificate program for acting for stage, film and television

Two two-minute contrasting monologues (contemporary or classical). The audition performance should not exceed four minutes in total. Monologues should be from published plays. Original materials should not be used. The use of props during your audition is not permitted.


Two-Year Music Theatre Conservatory

Professional certificate program for training in acting, singing and dance

One two-minute monologue (contemporary or classical), and either two minutes or 32 bars of a song from the musical theatre or classical repertoire. You are required to bring sheet music in your key to your audition in a binder. Your sheet music should be double sided.

AMDA will provide a professional accompanist for you. Tapes may not be used as accompaniment. Your performance should not exceed four minutes in total. Monologues should be from published plays. Original materials should not be used. The use of props during your audition is not permitted.


Two-Year Dance Theatre Conservatory

Professional certificate program for training in classical ballet, modern dance and the Broadway repertoire

Applicants will be asked to present a primary solo dance piece (60-90 seconds in length). The primary solo piece should be in one of the following styles: Ballet, Modern, Jazz, and/or Contemporary.

Applicants who wish to show an intermediate or advanced level of proficiency in Hip-hop, Tap, Ballroom or cultural dance styles may prepare a secondary solo.

Applicants may also be asked to demonstrate ballet vocabulary as part of the audition. To be fully prepared, please bring all appropriate dance shoes and attire. Applicants must provide music on an MP3 player (phones may be used, but must be placed in “do not disturb" or “airplane” mode). Speakers will be provided by AMDA.

Note: AMDA’s Dance Theatre Conservatory program is an interdisciplinary program. Dance Theatre applicants are encouraged to prepare a song or monologue in addition to their dance pieces. This will also allow dance theatre applicants to be considered for admission to other AMDA programs. We ask all Dance Theatre applicants to prepare one of the following:

1) one 60-90 second monologue (contemporary or classical). Monologues should be sourced from published plays.

OR

2) 32 bars of a song from the musical theatre or classical repertoire. Please bring sheet music in your key to your audition. AMDA will provide a professional accompanist for you.


Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Acting

Undergraduate degree in acting for stage, film and television

Two two-minute contrasting monologues (contemporary or classical). The audition performance should not exceed four minutes in total. Monologues should be from published plays. Original materials should not be used. The use of props during your audition is not permitted.


Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Music Theatre

Undergraduate degree for training in acting, singing and dance

One two-minute monologue (contemporary or classical), and either two minutes or 32 bars of a song from the musical theatre or classical repertoire. You are required to bring sheet music in your key to your audition in a binder. Your sheet music should be double sided. AMDA will provide a professional accompanist for you. Tapes may not be used as accompaniment. Your performance should not exceed four minutes in total. Monologues should be from published plays. Original materials should not be used. The use of props during your audition is not permitted.


Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Dance Theatre

Undergraduate degree for training in classical ballet, modern dance and the Broadway repertoire

Applicants will be asked to present a primary solo dance piece (60-90 seconds in length). The primary solo piece should be in one of the following styles: Ballet, Modern, Jazz, and/or Contemporary.

Applicants who wish to show an intermediate or advanced level of proficiency in Hip-hop, Tap, Ballroom or cultural dance styles may prepare a secondary solo.

Applicants may also be asked to demonstrate ballet vocabulary or perform a piece of choreography as part of the audition. To be fully prepared, please bring all appropriate dance shoes and attire. Applicants must provide music on an MP3 player (phones may be used, but must be placed in “do not disturb" or “airplane” mode). Speakers will be provided by AMDA.

Note: AMDA’s Dance Theatre BFA program is an interdisciplinary program. AMDA's Dance Theatre BFA program is an interdisciplinary program. Dance Theatre applicants are encouraged to prepare a song or monologue in addition to their dance pieces. This will also allow dance theatre applicants to be considered for admission to other AMDA programs. We ask all Dance Theatre applicants to prepare one of the following:

1) one 60-90 second monologue (contemporary or classical). Monologues should be sourced from published plays.

OR

2) 32 bars of a song from the musical theatre or classical repertoire. Please bring sheet music in your key to your audition. AMDA will provide a professional accompanist for you.


Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Performing Arts

Undergraduate degree for training across all performing arts disciplines, allowing the student increased flexibility in coursework choices. Students must select a preferred focus of study within the Performing Arts program (Acting, Music Theatre or Dance Theatre).

Acting: Follow the requirements above for Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Acting

Music Theatre: Follow the requirements above for Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Music Theatre

Dance Theatre: Follow the requirements above for Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Dance Theatre

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