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Are you ready to pursue your dreams? You are just a few short steps away from beginning your professional career at AMDA.

Get started with the online application, then review the list below to make sure your application is complete.

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For your application to be complete, you must:

Request Recommendations - Complete the upper portion of each form and give it to two references. Acceptable references include teachers, directors, guidance counselors or anyone familiar with your work and potential as an actor, singer or dancer. Make sure your references mail the form to the AMDA campus where you plan to begin studying. Complete the Signature Page Form and mail it to the AMDA campus where you plan to begin studying.

Request Official Transcripts - Send an official transcript or transcripts from your high school and (if applicable) college. Official transcripts from every educational institution that you listed in your application must be forwarded to AMDA. You can:

Pay the Application Fee - The application reviewing fee is $50 (payable in U.S. funds only) and is nonrefundable. After completing your online application, you will be prompted for your credit card information.

Conservatory Program Graduates, entering AMDA's Bachelor of Fine Arts Program is easier than ever.

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Getting your Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree is as easy as 60 + 30 + 30

When you graduate from the AMDA Conservatory Programs from AMDA NY or AMDA LA, you are eligible to apply for an advanced degree in the Bachelor of Fine Arts Program.

Just add 30 credits of Critical Studies, and 30 credits of Performing Arts course work — and you've earned your degree!

Complete the program in just 14 months.

As a Conservatory graduate, you will already have 60 credits toward AMDA's Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree.

Master's Degree Options For AMDA BFA Graduates

For those students who are interested in pursuing their Master’s Degree after graduating with a BFA from AMDA, here is a sampling of Master’s Degree granting institutions which recognize our BFA Program accreditation:

  • Yale University
  • Brown University
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Boston Conservatory
  • The Juilliard School
  • Columbia University
  • American Conservatory Theater

International students are a vital part of our culture. Students from around the world come to AMDA each year with a shared passion to excel and a common aspiration to become the foremost artists of their generation. We're sensitive to their needs and help them to make the most of their experience. Feel free to check out some International Student FAQs.

Get started with the online application, then review the list below to make sure your application is complete. Please note that international students must include certified English translations of all submitted transcripts and other documents. We welcome international applicants to audition in person when possible, and otherwise to record and submit a video audition.

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For your application to be complete, you must:

Request Recommendations - Complete the upper portion of each form and give it to two references. Acceptable references include teachers, directors, guidance counselors or anyone familiar with your work and potential as an actor, singer or dancer. Make sure your references mail the form to the AMDA campus where you plan to begin studying. Complete the Signature Page Form and mail it to the AMDA campus where you plan to begin studying.

Request Official Transcripts - Send an official transcript or transcripts from your high school and college (if applicable). Official transcripts from every educational institution that you listed in your application must be forwarded to AMDA. If they are in any language other than English, you must obtain certified English translations. Upon receipt the AMDA admissions office may require additional information.

Submit TOEFL Score - If English is not your native language, you will be required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) which is administered by the Educational Testing Service. You should request that your test result be sent to AMDA, School Code: 8571.

Pay the Application Fee - The application reviewing fee is $50 (payable in U.S. funds only) and is nonrefundable. After completing your online application, you will be prompted for your credit card information.

Certificate of Eligibility - The Form I-20 is required to apply for an F-1 Student Visa and to enter the U.S. as a student.

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International Student Forms for Current Students

As the only BFA-granting performing arts college and conservatory with campuses in both New York and Los Angeles, we don't just provide your student with a superior education, but with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to become part of the world's most vibrant creative communities. We believe you are an important part of your student's journey, so we encourage you to get involved. - New York and Los Angeles Admissions Team

Share your student's experience

From the first day on campus to graduation, family and friends are welcome at more than 10 campus events each semester, including dance workshops, café performances, poetry slams, musicals and plays. For a complete list of upcoming events at your student's campus, view the AMDA Calendar.

Learn about our graduates' dynamic careers

AMDA alumni are some of the most sought-after performers in the world. Our versatile, performance-driven programs give our students a strong foundation and a distinct edge. From day one, your student will experience our culture of Performance Immersion, gaining unrivaled performance opportunities both in and out of the classroom.

All AMDA students also receive extensive career preparation, including audition techniques and industry networking — helping them to navigate the industry and leverage all of this training as a working performer.

Learn More About AMDA

We understand that you probably have other questions about your student's education at AMDA. Throughout this website, you will find information about our admissions process, campuses, and programs, as well as what life will be like for your student.

We encourage you to explore all of these areas and learn more about the vibrant AMDA community. If you still have questions, just call us at 800-367-7908.

What is the very first thing a student must do if he/she is interested in attending AMDA?

International students should complete either an e-app or a paper application, pay the application fee, and schedule an audition.

What classifies a student as international?

"International students" are those students needing nonimmigrant visa classification. Legal permanent residents of the United States, residents of US territories, and naturalized citizens are not considered international students.

Are there any other resources available (money) for students?

Nonimmigrant students should investigate what scholarships, outside of The AMDA system, are available to them via the Internet. For nonimmigrant alien students already within the US, the best source for obtaining detailed descriptions and requirements of available monies is at a local/state library. Likewise, there are special search engines that help students facilitate the process with online applications. Some online search engines that may also be useful in identifying scholarship opportunities include: FASTWEB, The Institute of International Education, NAFSA: Association of International Educators, and Rotary International. It is strongly recommended that students do some type of research on the grantor, prior to providing personal information over the Internet. If the company that is promoting the grant does not have some type of governmental or state sponsorship/affiliation, it may be a risk to divulge confidential information.

Are international students eligible for AMDA scholarships?

Yes, international students are eligible for scholarships where the funds for the scholarship come directly from the school. International students may be eligible for an AMDA scholarship based on the audition and application process. However, international students cannot receive government-based, U.S. financial aid. They are not eligible for any scholarships, grants, or loans which are subsidized by the US government. AMDA sets aside certain money specifically for international applicants. Please check with your admissions advisor to determine if they have any special international student scholarships.

Is there someone at the school that assists nonimmigrant students adjust to a new environment?

Each campus has a dedicated International Student Advisor/Designated School Official. This school advisor will assist the student in a variety of capacities that include specialized international student orientations that address specific nonimmigrant requirements, as well as the day-to-day lifestyle changes an international student may face in a new culture.

It is strongly recommended that international students realize how important it is that they communicate with the International Student Advisor. This advisor can explain process and etiquette in the US educational system and direct students to other campus representatives that can appropriately advise them.

Where do prospective students take TOEFL?

Applicants can take the TOEFL at various test sites around the world. The individual should go to ets.org/toefl. Then, click the link "Learners and Test Takers" on the left hand side of the page. From that link, select a specific country which will provide test sites and contact information within the country. International students must submit scores for the TOEFL or its equivalent prior to enrollment.