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 Musical 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.

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

You will prepare a solo piece 60-90 seconds in length in the style of your choice. You will also be taught, learn and perform two contrasting combinations which may include (but are not limited to) any variety of styles such as: Classical Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Tap, Contemporary or Broadway. You must bring all appropriate dance shoes and attire and provide music on a MP3 or your iPhone or Android phone accompaniment for the solo piece. Speakers are provided for playback.

Option: All Dance Theatre applicants are encouraged to prepare a song or monologue selection in addition to the required 60-90 second dance solo. 
 
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 Musical 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.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

You will prepare a solo piece 60-90 seconds in length in the style of your choice. You will also be taught, learn and perform two contrasting combinations which may include (but are not limited to) any variety of styles such as: Classical Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Tap, Contemporary or Broadway. You must bring all appropriate dance shoes and attire and provide a MP3 or your iPhone or Android phone accompaniment for the solo piece. Speakers are provided for playback.

Option: All Dance Theatre applicants are encouraged to prepare a song or monologue selection in addition to the required 60-90 second dance solo. 
 
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

Depending on your preferred focus of study, you should perform either
1) two 2-minute contrasting monologues (contemporary or classical)
or
2) one 2-minute monologue (contemporary or classical) and 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. 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.

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How to know which program is right for you

Each of our unique programs is designed with the performer in mind. If you need help choosing the right program, please talk to one of our admissions advisor.

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