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Gap Program Acting: Stage & Screen

Acting: Stage & Screen

Discover what it takes to be successful as an actor on stage and on screen!

Whether you see yourself acting before a live audience or behind the camera lens, it takes a combination of self-awareness, passion, training, and experience to be great. AMDA's approach to success is grounded in proven techniques led by talented instructors working in the industry.

The Acting: Stage & Screen discipline is offered in both the 8-week and 3-week programs

  • 8-Week Program +

    Campus Session Dates Duration
    New York Fall (8 Week): October 15 - December 10, 2023 8 Weeks
    New York Summer (8 Week): June 16 - August 11, 2024 8 Weeks
    New York Fall (8 Week): October 13 - December 8, 2024 8 Weeks
  • 3-Week Program +

    Campus Session Dates Duration
    New York Fall (3 Week): October 15 - November 5, 2023 3-Weeks
    New York Winter (3 Week): January 7 - January 28, 2024 3-Weeks
    New York Spring (3 Week): April 7 - April 28, 2024 3-Weeks
    New York Summer (3 Week): June 16 - July 7, 2024 3-Weeks
    New York Fall (3 Week): October 13 - November 3, 2024 3-Weeks

Course Offerings

  • Improvisation +

    Develop basic improvisational skills that focus on facing performance anxiety, expanding creativity, listening on stage, and supporting fellow performers.

  • Audition Techniques for Stage & Film +

    Learn how to be successful in auditions through preparation, presentation, professionalism, and communication through the use and break down of sides and monologues.

  • Movement for the Actor +

    Explore the development of professional attitudes, physical awareness, flexibility, and precision related to movement for the stage. Emphasis is placed on spatial relationships, posture, rhythmic accuracy, energy, and the ability to respond to direction.

  • Character Analysis for the Scripted Text +

    As a compliment to industry-related preparation, be challenged to seek roles which best present and position you for future audition opportunities. Emphasis is placed on the skillful use of advanced acting techniques, such as verbal and physical scoring, moment before, beat analysis, action and reaction, and the integration of private moment.

  • Fundamentals of Acting +

    Dive into the foundational elements of performance through exploration of different styles of acting.

  • Production Experience Series *ACTING AND MT* +

    Get acquainted with the expectations of a professional artist within the rehearsal and performance processes. The course includes industry professional guests that will provide further insight into the various aspects of the production experience.

  • Professional Preparation for the Artist *ACTING AND MT* +

    Become empowered as an artist through abundant resources for entering the professional entertainment workforce. Be well-versed in financial planning, networking, and creating an effective resume & headshot.

  • Artist’s Daily Practice +

    Work on building your own personal confidence and skills in order to help you communicate well with other professionals in the industry and succeed in necessary business ventures in the performing arts.