Programs Overview


Recognized as one of America’s premier institutions for the performing arts, AMDA is the only performing arts college to offer Bachelor of Fine Arts and Conservatory Programs with campuses in both New York and Los Angeles. Additionally, by providing a wide variety of academic programs along with seven distinct certificate and degree paths, AMDA delivers unparalleled flexibility for tailoring an academic experience that will help you succeed.



Whether you choose a Conservatory or BFA 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.

Bachelor of Fine Arts – Degree Programs

Designed to transform talented individuals into well-rounded artists, the Bachelor of Fine Arts Programs combine a comprehensive college education with rigorous conservatory-level artistic training. BFA Degree Programs are offered through AMDA Los Angeles; however, you may choose to spend one semester at AMDA New York.

Conservatory Performing Arts – Certificate Programs

The Conservatory Performing Arts Programs focus on intensive, practical instruction that provides a solid foundation for a successful career in the performing arts. All Conservatory Programs are offered through AMDA New York and AMDA Los Angeles.


For students considering non-traditional paths toward earning their Conservatory certificate or BFA degree, AMDA offers dual campus enrollment and BFA transfer credit options from other institutions.

Dual Campus Enrollment

AMDA’s BFA and Conservatory programs offer students the opportunity to study at both the New York and Los Angeles campuses during their enrollment. Additional details can be found on the BFA Brochure or from the Admissions Office

BFA Transfer Credit

For students who began their education at other institutions, AMDA offers the opportunity to transfer credits into any BFA Degree Program. Students may submit up to 30 Critical Studies credits for consideration.


Program Title


Los Angeles
  • Acting
  • Music Theatre
  • Dance Theatre
  • Performing Arts
Bachelor of Fine Arts
Los Angeles and New York
  • Studio Program:
    Acting for Stage, Film and Television
  • Integrated Program:
    Acting, Music Theatre, Dance
  • Dance Theatre Conservatory:
    Theatrical, Commercial and Concert Dance
Conservatory Certificate

Our programs

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.

Call AMDA: 1-800-367-7908

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NY Campus

LA Campus

New York Campus

211 West 61st Street
New York, NY 10023

Phone: 212-787-5300
Toll Free: 800-367-7908
Fax: 212-247-0488

Los Angeles Campus

6305 Yucca
Los Angeles, CA 90028

Phone: 323-469-3300
Toll Free: 800-367-7908
Fax: 323-469-5246

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