Bachelor of fine arts

Music Theatre

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program description

Our intensive degree program integrates comprehensive artistic training in acting, musicianship and dance, providing you with a well-rounded education and foundation in theatre craft and history.

At AMDA, we believe a stage performer must perform. Our culture is built around Performance Immersion, and from day one, you will find unrivaled performance opportunities both in and out of the classroom. Over the course of the program, you’ll also enhance and refine your performance technique through an intensive curriculum that focuses on both foundational and advanced concepts in acting, musicianship and dance, including Critical Studies courses designed specifically for the performing artist.

Finally, upper-level courses that focus on career preparation, networking, audition techniques and entrepreneurship will help you to navigate the industry and apply all of this training as a working stage actor.

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Why choose just one creative capital of the world? AMDA is the only accredited BFA performing arts college where you’ll get a unified experience, earning your degree in both cities. Learn More

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Music Theatre Audition Requirements:
One 2-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.

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