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Gap Program Placement Videos

Once accepted into our Gap Program, students must submit a placement video to gauge level and potential in your chosen discipline. Please use the highest quality recording equipment available to you. For best results, place your recording device on a stationary object, such as a table. Please note that all videos will be used for scholarship consideration.

Please submit your placement video as soon as possible following your application.

  • What to include:
    • Start your recording device and state:
      • Your full name
      • The major that you have applied for (Musical Theatre or Acting for Stage and Screen)
      • The date of your placement recording.
    • Performance requirements
      • Acting for Stage and Screen:
        Please prepare two contrasting selections. Each selection should be no more than 2 minutes in length. One of the pieces should be a monologue sourced from a published play. The second selection is "free choice"- you may write and perform an original monologue; perform a poem or stand-up comedy set, or perform a second contrasting monologue from a published play.
      • Musical Theatre:
        Please prepare two 16-bar excerpts from two contrasting songs. Your first selection should be from the standard musical theatre repertoire (classic or contemporary). For your second selection, choose a contrasting song from the pop/rock genre or classical voice repertoire. If possible, both selections should be presented with piano accompaniment.
    • When you are finished with your placement performance, please announce that you have "reached the end of the submission," restate your name, and stop your recording device.
    • When your placement video is complete, upload it to an UNLISTED YouTube link (instructions) and email this link directly to with "AMDA Gap Placement Video: Your name, campus, semester, and major" in the subject line. For example: "Gap Placement Video: Sally Smith, Summer 2021, Musical Theatre".

If you have problems uploading your Unlisted video to YouTube, please go to here for help, or contact AMDA's Gap Programs Office Directly at

* Unlisted videos

"Making a video unlisted means that only people who have the link to the video can view it. To share an unlisted video, just share the link with the people who you'd like to have access to it, and they'll then be able to see it. Unlike private videos, the people you share the video with do not need to have a Google account to see the video, and they can share with more people simply by forwarding the link to them.

Unlisted videos won't appear in any of YouTube's public spaces, like your channel page or search results" (