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Video Audition Requirements

The Show Must Go On!

At this time, all in-person auditions are being rescheduled for future dates yet to be determined. Please note that we are encouraging our applicants to submit an online video audition. The video audition will in no way impact the outcome of your audition. In fact, we encourage you, at this time, to submit your video audition as soon as possible to not delay the process of joining the AMDA family. We are here for you, and are available to assist you with the entire process. If you have immediate questions, our team of admissions representatives are here and ready to help guide you.

Please use the highest quality recording equipment available to you. For best results, place your recording device on a stationary object, such as a tripod or table. Do not tape a close-up; have your entire body (from head to toe) in the frame. Prior to recording, test that you are in focus and well lit, and that your video is free from distracting background noise.

Note: Video submissions are reviewed for BOTH admission and scholarship consideration.

Important

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

WHAT TO INCLUDE:

  • Start your recording device and state:
    • The date you are recording your audition
    • Your full name
    • The city and country where you live
    • The program for which you are applying (Acting, Dance Theatre, Music Theatre or Performing Arts)
    • The titles of the pieces you will perform using the Performance Requirements below

  • When you are finished with your audition performance, please announce that you have reached the end of the submission, restate your name, and stop your recording device.

  • When your video audition is complete, upload it to YouTube, marking it as Unlisted (click here for instructions) and submit the link on the Video Audition page.


  • Performance requirements


      • Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree
      • Associates of Occupational Studies
      • Studio Certificate
      ACTING FOR STAGE, FILM, AND TELEVISION

      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. It is recommended that you choose age-appropriate material for which you feel a personal connection. Monologues must come from published plays. Students may not use original (self-written) monologues or props. More information on how to select a monologue

      We encourage you to watch our demonstration of the Acting Video Audition Requirements.

      • Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree
      • Associates of Occupational Studies
      • Conservatory Certificate
      THEATRICAL, COMMERCIAL, AND CONCERT DANCE

      Please present a piece of solo dance choreography that is 60-90 seconds in length. Your solo may feature classical ballet, modern, contemporary or jazz technique.

      In addition, all applicants must submit a demonstration of classical ballet vocabulary. Please record and submit yourself performing the following classical ballet exercises:

      1. Grande plié in fifth position demonstrated in profile to the camera (right and left sides). Please use port de bras.
      2. Developpé en croix from fifth position demonstrated in profile to the camera (right and left sides).
      3. Grande allegro: Starting croisé: Tombé pas de bourrée, glissade assemble (en face). Prepare tendu a la seconde to fourth position en face, en dehors pirouette finishing fourth position croisé. Piqué to first arabesque effacé, chassé to tourjeté finishing fourth position croisé. Tombé pas de bourrée to the corner, glissade saut de chat. (Do this on both sides.)
      4. Turning sequence from the corner utilizing piqué turns (both inside and outside) and chainés. Outside piqué turns are also referred to as step over piqué or lame duck.

      Optional

      If you would like to submit a second solo in a specialty style- tap, hip-hop, ballroom or cultural dance, please feel free to submit an additional 60-90 second dance solo. Please note this cannot replace your primary solo and ballet demonstration requirements.

      In addition to your dance performance work, we encourage all Dance Theatre applicants to prepare a song or monologue selection.

      OR


      • Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree
      • Associates of Occupational Studies
      • Integrated Certificate
      ACTING, MUSICAL THEATRE, AND DANCE

      Please prepare 60-90 seconds (or 32 bars) of a song from Musical Theatre 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.
      Do not sing a cappella. Please use a live or taped accompaniment. More information on how to select a song.
      Monologues must come from published plays. Students may not use original (self-written) monologues or props. More information on how to select a monologue

      We encourage you to watch our demonstration of the Musical Theatre Video Audition Requirements.

    • PERFORMING ARTS (BFA ONLY)

      Depending on your preferred focus of study (acting, dance or music theatre), follow the corresponding directions above.