an aspiration to the extraordinary. It is the purest examination of human nature. Mastering the craft requires innate talent, but it also demands discipline, perception and a strong technical foundation. AMDA’s acting programs are designed to provide artistic performance training for stage, film and television.

AMDA offers two Acting Program options:

Degree Program

This program is designed to provide you with artistic training in acting for stage, film and television, along with the tools needed to prepare for a professional career as an actor. You'll begin performing in front of audiences from your first semester and continue to do so through your final semester.

Enroll as a BFA freshman at the Los Angeles campus and complete the entire program in LA. Want a Manhattan experience? BFA students have the option of spending one semester at the New York campus.

Conservatory Program

This program trains you for a career as a professional actor, helping you to achieve proficiency in acting for stage and screen.

In the first year, you’ll focus on developing technique with a special emphasis on individual work. In the second year, you’ll apply these acquired techniques as you develop performance and audition pieces.

Throughout this intensive program, you'll also learn how to navigate the industry and take charge of your own career.

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How much will this program cost me?*
  • Tuition and fees: $64,640
  • Books and supplies: $2,000
  • On-campus room & board: $17,200

Further program cost information

* The amounts shown above include costs for the entire program, assuming normal time to completion. Note that this information is subject to change.

What financing options are available to help me pay for this program?

Financing for this program may be available through grants, scholarships, loans (federal and private) and institutional financing plans. The median amount of debt for program graduates is shown below:

  • Federal loans: $5,628
  • Private education loans: $10,852
  • Institutional financing plan: $125

The school has elected to provide the following additional information: 76% of program graduates used loans to help finance their costs for this program.

How long will it take me to complete this program?

The program is designed to take 2 years to complete. Of those that completed the program in 2014-2015, 98% finished in 2 years.

What are my chances of getting a job when I graduate?

The job placement rate for students who completed this program is 29%.

For further information about this job placement rate, see below.

Job placement rate information

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What types of jobs were these students placed in?
The job placement rate includes completers hired for: Jobs within the field
Positions that recent completers were hired for include: Acting for Stage, Film & Television.

When were the former students employed?
Rate is based on graduates who report that they are gainfully employed within six months of graduation in a position for which the skills obtained through the education and training provided by the institution.

How were completers tracked?
Completer/alumni survey (40% response rate)

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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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