AMDA Los Angeles
From searchlights sweeping the skies over the latest red carpet award ceremony to the world-class musicians cutting tracks at Capitol Studios, Los Angeles pulses with an unshakable sense that something big is always happening – probably because it is. For generations, artists from around the world have been drawn to Hollywood to pursue their creative passions. Join them on your own path to success.
When you attend AMDA Los Angeles, you become a part of Hollywood's creative community; the studios, theatres and landmarks are your inspiration. Hundreds of films, television shows and live performances take place here each day. With Hollywood as your classroom, you'll get a real understanding of how show business actually works.
This eight-story, historic art-deco building houses administrative offices, classrooms, studio spaces, a costume shop, a stage combat armory, a computer lab, a library, the AMDA Café, the campus store and a black box theatre.
This five-story facility houses classrooms, laboratory theatres, studios, private voice rooms and a general education classroom. The building also features a student lounge, the film production office and the scene shop, as well as storage space for costumes, props and production sets.
Vine Residence Hall
Situated adjacent to the main campus building, these apartments include hardwood floors, large windows and efficiency kitchens. Vine Street residents also enjoy a courtyard patio, a student activity room and laundry facilities.
Bungalows / Ivar Residence Hall
Situated around a landscaped courtyard, our authentic Craftsman bungalows are bright, spacious and truly Californian. Each furnished bungalow features oak hardwood floors, crown molding, huge windows and a faux fireplace. Bungalows sleep four students and include a separate dining area and efficiency kitchen.
Allview Residence Hall
This residence next to the AMDA campus provides contemporary student living in the heart of Hollywood. Student rooms are furnished and include a full-sized refrigerator. Additionally, the residence includes a spacious garden courtyard, laundry facilities and a student lounge.
The loft-style spaces in our five-story neoclassical building feature exposed brick, hardwood floors and oversized French windows with impressive Hollywood views. Full contemporary kitchens, newly renovated restrooms and closets come standard with each unit. You'll have use of a fitness center, computer lab, study room, Zen garden, private gated parking lot and 24-hour laundry room.
Yucca Street Residence Hall
Two-bedroom furnished flats sleep six and include oak hardwood floors, large bay windows and plenty of extra space. Surrounded by palm trees and featuring an enclosed courtyard, these classic Los Angeles apartments come with separate living and dining rooms, efficiency kitchens and on-site laundry.
Built in 1925, AMDA's Gilbert residence hall has been transformed into modern, comfortable and secure student housing. Each room features new construction, air conditioning and a bathroom. There are stunning views of the Hollywood Hills and some of the area's other historic structures, such as the Hollywood News Building and the Cinerama Dome. The Gilbert features a study room, a fitness center, a computer lab, an enclosed courtyard, a community kitchen and dining area and a fully-restored lobby, which once welcomed some of Hollywood's elite. There is 24-hour on-site security and a shuttle to and from campus during peak hours. Gilbert is a half-mile or approximately 10 minute walk from campus.
AMDA's Los Angeles campus features four main theatres for learning, skill development and performance. Our black box theatre and two laboratory theatres each seat 99 audience members and feature full theatrical lighting and sound packages, as well as climate control. You'll also find an outdoor amphitheater that hosts everything from theatrical performances to dances. We showcase select class projects on this stage, which is also used as a rehearsal space.
AMDA provides plenty of places to train outside of the classroom, including a variety of studios and private voice rooms. These spaces also include a range of stereo and audiovisual equipment, pianos, ballet barres and sprung floors in the dance studios, and cabaret tables, blocks and other performance rehearsal setup equipment. All rehearsal studios are available to students outside of scheduled course times.
Film, TV and Editing Facilities
AMDA provides the latest technological resources devoted to filmmaking and TV show creation, including full shooting setups with lighting instruments, cameras and playback and editing equipment. With these and other professional equipment, you get the opportunity to feel what it's like to perform on camera and see firsthand how these productions come to life.
Performing Arts Library
In AMDA's performing arts library, you'll find an expansive collection of scripts, scores and DVDs. The library also offers several listening and viewing stations, computers, Internet access and study space. In addition, the Los Angeles campus is located near the city's extensive public library facilities and Hollywood's famous performing arts bookstores, which offer a wide range of entertainment reference materials.
The AMDA Café is the social hub for students on the Los Angeles campus, and it's known for its affordable, healthy and organic cuisine, which is offered seven days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner. You can also find a variety of ethnic specialty foods. Whether you're ducking in for a quick break in between classes or settling down for a long study session, you can grab anything from comfort food to a full meal. The Café also features a performance space that serves as the venue for many events, including the monthly Café Series, an open mic–style show where you can perform in front of your peers.
The campus piazza is a student quad located in a courtyard outside the Campus Café, near the mainstage black box theatre. Here you can enjoy the sunny Southern California weather while you eat your lunch, study, meet up with friends or just enjoy the free wi-fi access. The piazza is also the venue for open houses and other special AMDA events.
Capitol Records Building
The Capitol Records Building, also known as the Capitol Records Tower, is a Hollywood Boulevard Commercial and Entertainment District building that is located in Hollywood, Los Angeles. The building is a thirteen-story tower that was designed by Welton Becket and is one of the city's landmarks. Construction occurred soon after British company EMI acquired Capitol Records in 1955, and was completed in April 1956. Located just north of the Hollywood and Vine intersection, the Capitol Records Tower houses the consolidation of Capitol Records' West Coast operations and is also home to the recording studios and echo chambers of Capitol Studios. The building is included on the List of Registered Historic Places in Los Angeles.
Are you planning a trip to AMDA Los Angeles? The information below will help you to find appropriate accommodations for your stay. Have you signed up to attend one of our Open Houses? If you have any other questions about your trip to AMDA, please feel free to call us at 800-367-7908.
Hyatt - Andaz West Hollywood
8401 Sunset Blvd. West Hollywood, CA 90069
Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel
7000 Hollywood Blvd. Hollywood, CA 90028
Hollywood Holiday Inn Express
1921 N. Highland Ave. Hollywood, CA 90068
Clarion Inn at Universal Studios Hollywood
3241 Cahuenga Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90068
Hilton Los Angeles / Universal City
555 Universal Hollywood Dr. Universal City, CA 91608
Sheraton Universal Studios Hollywood Hotel
333 Universal Hollywood Dr. Universal City, CA 91608
Quality Inn Hollywood
1520 North La Brea Avenue Hollywood, CA 90028
The Beverly Garland
4222 Vineland Ave. North Hollywood, CA 91602
W Hotel Hollywood *Mention AMDA for special rate
6250 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, CA 90028
Kimpton Everly Hotel *Enter Rate Code "NBR" to receive 20% off
1800 Argyle Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90028
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