AMDA High School Summer Conservatory Parent Information
Summer 2020 Tuition and Fees
The below costs include tuition, housing and meal expenses, for accepted students.
Session 1 June 21 - July 4 (LA only): $2,900
Session 2 July 5-18 (NYC or LA): $2,900
Session 3 July 19 – August 1 (NYC or LA): $2,900
Session 4 August 4-15 (NYC only): $2,900
Session 1 June 21 - July 4 (LA only): $1,050
Session 2 July 5-18 (NYC or LA): $1,050
Session 3 July 19 – August 1 (NYC or LA): $1,050
Session 4 August 4-15 (NYC only): $1,050
Session 1 June 21 - July 4 (LA only): $825
Session 2 July 5-18 (NYC or LA): $825
Session 3 July 19 – August 1 (NYC or LA): $825
Session 4 August 4-15 (NYC only): $825
Seven different program T-shirts: $85
Airport transit to/from campus: $125 each way (optional)
Total with Housing: $4,975
Total without Housing (commuters): $3,925
Scholarships, grants and financial assistance are available, please call 323-603-5932 to inquire.
In both NYC and LA, all students are required to purchase a meal plan and will receive a fresh, healthy, and balanced breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily. Please include all dietary restrictions on your application.
Deposit and Application Fee
A $25 application fee.
A $250 deposit must be made by accepted students to hold their place in the programs. This will be applied to tuition and fees.
- Talent-Based Scholarships
- Returning Student Grants
- Partial Financial Assistance Grants
- $350 Early Bird Discount through December 31
- $100 Refer a Friend Award
Accepted students record and submit a placement video to gauge performance level in the focus of choice. All placement videos are reviewed for talent-based scholarship consideration.
Returning Student Grants
AMDA is delighted to welcome the many students who return each summer to build on their training, and re-connect and perform with friends from all over the world. Returning students are awarded a $800 grant for each session they choose to attend.
Financial Assistance Grants
The High School Summer Conservatory at AMDA offers partial, need-based financial assistance grants on a limited basis. This financial assistance is awarded exclusively through AMDA and is not related to federal aid.
To be considered for a partial grant, please complete the AMDA Summer Financial Assistance Eligibility form and mail or fax to the following address for both NYC and LA programs:
AMDA College of the Performing Arts
211 West 61st
New York, NY 10023
Attn: Jonathan Castillo
or fax to: 212-247-0420
The Student Portal is an important tool for both students and parents to access the financial details of our program. From the Portal, you'll be able to view your current outstanding balance, any scholarship and/or financial assistance you have received, and any payments you have made towards the program. We have provided the Portal as a 24/7 access to the student's financial information that you can check from home. Please make sure to regularly check the Portal for updated financial information, as we do not send e-mail updates when an additional item has been posted.
To view your financial breakdown for the High School Summer Conservatory, simply proceed to the My Account tab. Click on the Account Information sub-tab, and view your information under the Account Details button. You should then be able to view your details, as shown in the example below.
*Instructions are available on how to set up your student portal
AMDA Student Portal
Safety + Security
In both NYC and LA, campuses are accessible only with a valid AMDA identification card, which High School Summer Conservatory students receive.
Supervision is provided 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. When students are not in class with our world-class faculty, they are supervised by members of our trained AMDA staff.
Students leave campus only for planned and chaperoned outings, which may include going to a Broadway show or visiting NYC and LA tourist destinations.
Emergency contact numbers
Landline and mobile phone numbers for both campuses will be provided on our summer landing page – available in late Spring
Housing + Meal Plan
In both NYC and LA, students live in safe and secure dormitories that are designated exclusively for High School Summer Conservatory students.
All students are required to purchase the meal plan, which includes three delicious and nutritious meals per day. Snacks are also provided.
Most dietary needs can be accommodated and must be noted on the online application.
New York Classroom Locations
Students attend classes at AMDA's Stratford Arms on 70th, 61st St Studios, Shetler Studios on 54th, and Ansonia on Broadway.
Family and friends are invited and most welcome to attend our final performances.
Details on location, day, time and number of tickets per student will be available in late Spring.