Carefully review and follow the in-person audition requirements below for your respective program. All disciplines cover the requirements for our Bachelor of Fine Arts, Associate of Occupational Studies and AOS or Certificate Programs, with the exception of the Performing Arts Degree, which is solely a BFA option. If you will be auditioning via video, follow the specific video submission instructions.
All audition material (songs & monologues) must be prepared and performed in English.
Acting BFA/AOS & Studio Program
Acting for stage, film, and television
Prepare two (2) two-minute contrasting monologues (contemporary or classical). The audition 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.
Music Theatre BFA/AOS & Integrated Program
Acting, musical theatre, and dance
Prepare one (1) two-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 in a binder. Your sheet music should be double sided.
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.
Dance Theatre BFA & AOS or Certificate Program
Dance for stage, film, and television
Prepare a primary solo dance piece (60-90 seconds in length). The primary solo piece should be in one of the following styles: Ballet, Modern, Jazz, and/or Contemporary.
Applicants who wish to show an intermediate or advanced level of proficiency in Hip-hop, Tap, Ballroom or cultural dance styles should prepare a secondary solo.
It is possible that you will also be asked to demonstrate ballet vocabulary as part of the audition. To be fully prepared, please bring all appropriate dance shoes and attire. Applicants must provide music on an MP3 player (phones may be used, but must be placed in "do not disturb" or "airplane" mode). Speakers will be provided by AMDA.
Please Note: AMDA’s Dance Theatre programs are interdisciplinary. Dance Theatre applicants are encouraged to prepare a song or monologue in addition to their dance pieces. This will also allow dance theatre applicants to be considered for admission to other AMDA programs. We ask all Dance Theatre applicants to prepare one of the following:
- One 60-90 second monologue (contemporary or classical). Monologues should be sourced from published plays.
- 32 bars of a song from the musical theatre or classical repertoire. Please bring sheet music in your key to your audition. AMDA will provide a professional accompanist for you.
Performing Arts (BFA Only)
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).
Follow the requirements above for Acting, Music Theatre, or Dance Theatre.