Explore your Passion. Experience Life.
The AMDA Gap Programs offer world class training in the dynamic performing arts focus of your choice:
- Acting for Stage and Screen
- Musical Theatre
Join AMDA's community of performing artists for 8-weeks in the Summer or Fall, or 3-weeks in the Winter to experience the very best in performance education. Passionate performers who are high school graduates aged 18 to 25 are encouraged to apply.
About the Gap Programs
The AMDA Gap Programs unite college-age students, between 18-25, from all over the world for an urban performing arts adventure and a culturally immersive experience. Offering world-class training in acting and musical theatre, our programs provide students with a unique opportunity to live out their passion for performance at the center of all the action in New York City!
Designed with the idea that culture, diversity, and passion are fuel for creative expression, AMDA Gap Programs take students through a transformative performing arts training experience, unparalleled in the US. Students are enriched with meaningful exchanges with like-minded peers and receive valuable mentorship from industry professionals who offer wisdom and tricks of the trade.
In addition to receiving world-class training, students explore New York City through weekly excursions and activities that include trips to Broadway shows, studio tours, landmark attractions, museums, and more. The AMDA Gap Program is ideal for students who want to explore the performing arts, dive into unfamiliar territory and make lifelong friendships.
AMDA offers both an 8-week Summer or Fall option and a 3-week Winter option.
8-Weeks: The 8-week programs (Summer or Fall) give students an extended immersive experience with classes Monday-Thursday in their chosen discipline and cultural activities organized by our department on Saturdays. The goals of the program are exposure to NYC through cultural experiences, growth in the student’s chosen discipline, a final performance, and an opportunity to audition for AMDA college.
3-Weeks: The 3-week program (Winter) gives students an extended immersive experience with classes on Monday-Fridays in their chosen discipline and cultural activities organized by our department on Saturdays. The 3-week option has longer hours and an extra in class day in order to still give the students the similar in-depth learning, performance, audition and cultural opportunities as the longer program. The goals of the program are exposure to NYC through cultural experiences, growth in the student’s chosen discipline, a final performance, and an opportunity to audition for AMDA college.