Musical Theatre


the call of the stage, your name in lights – the rich tradition of musical theatre has always provided a powerful draw for multi-talented performers. If you have the talent and ambition, AMDA can give you the skills to realize your dreams.

AMDA offers two Music Theatre Program options:

Degree Program

This program integrates artistic training in acting, musicianship and dance, providing you with a comprehensive education designed to support a professional stage career. The program offers ample performance opportunities, from your first semester through graduation.
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 performing career on stage and screen, helping you to achieve proficiency in acting and musical theatre.

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: $9,496
  • Private education loans: $10,021
  • Institutional financing plan: $163

The school has elected to provide the following additional information: 67% 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, 96% 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 40%.

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

Job placement rate information

Name of the state this placement rate is calculated for:

Find out who is included in the calculation of this rate

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: Performers, Actors, Singers, Dancers.

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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