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Carefully review and follow the in-person audition instructions below for your respective program. If you will be auditioning via video, follow the specific video submission instructions.

Important

All audition material (songs & monologues) must be prepared and performed in English.

  • BFA Degree in Acting
  • BFA Degree in Performing Arts: Acting
  • BFA Degree in Performing Arts: Acting & Creative Content Development
  • BA Degree in Theatre Arts, Performance
  • AOS Degree in Acting
  • AOS Degree in Acting for Camera
  • AOS Degree in Acting for Camera to BFA
  • Studio Certificate
  • Studio Certificate to BFA
  • Acting for Camera Certificate
  • Acting for Camera Certificate to BFA

Please prepare two contrasting monologues that are each 60-90 seconds in length. Monologues should demonstrate a connection to the character's emotional life, vocal clarity, clear physical choices, and a solid understanding of the text.

  • BFA Degree in Music Theatre
  • BFA Degree in Performing Arts: Music Theatre
  • BFA Degree in Performing Arts: Music Theatre & Creative Content Development
  • AOS Degree in Musical Theatre
  • Integrated Certificate

Please prepare 60-90 seconds (or 32 bars) of a song from Musical Theatre or Pop/Contemporary repertoire and a 60-90 second monologue. The song selection should demonstrate engaged storytelling performed with proficient pitch, tone, diction and vocal clarity. The monologue selection should demonstrate a connection to the character’s emotional life, clear physical choices and a solid understanding of the text.

  • BFA Degree in Dance Theatre*
  • BFA Degree in Performing Arts: Dance Theatre
  • BFA Degree in Performing Arts: Dance Theatre & Creative Content Development*
  • AOS Degree in Dance Theatre*
  • Dance Theatre Certificate
  • Dance Theatre Certificate to BFA

Audition Instructions: Please prepare 2 contrasting dance solos (each solo approx. 60 seconds in length). Styles may include: Ballet, Contemporary Ballet, Jazz, Modern, Tap, Ballroom, Hip-hop, Theatre Dance, World Dance, or Contemporary. Applicants may be lead through additional movement phrases provided by the AMDA coach facilitating the audition.

*Please note that applicants interested in the BFA Dance Theatre, BFA Performing Arts: Dance Theatre & Creative Content Development, or AOS Dance Theatre programs must demonstrate classical or contemporary ballet technique in their audition material.

The Performing Arts program provides training across all performing arts disciplines, allowing the student increased flexibility in coursework choices. Students must select a preferred focus of study within the Performing Arts program (Acting, Music Theatre or Dance Theatre) and audition using the requirements of that focus.

Follow the requirements above for Acting, Music Theatre, or Dance Theatre.