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The High School Virtual Conservatory at AMDA is an immersive online program that provides extraordinary performing arts training for passionate artists, wherever they may be! This program offers cutting-edge learning opportunities that are uniquely personal and specifically designed for today’s emerging performing artists.

Students Choose from Four Dynamic Disciplines:

  • Musical Theatre
  • Acting for Stage & Screen
  • Dance Theatre
  • Pop Star: Recording Artist

Training is created and delivered by members of AMDA’s world-class faculty from our New York City and Hollywood campuses, so students begin to build their artist networks in both entertainment capitals of the world. Students also have access to direct learning opportunities from AMDA Alumni currently on Broadway & national touring shows.

The High School Virtual Conservatory is offered as both a two-week summer intensive and a six-week after school program. Please note that discipline offerings may vary by session.

  • AFTER SCHOOL (6 week)

    AMDA's After School program is the first of it's kind; offering an immersive, completely virtual conservatory experience for high school students looking to hone their craft in either Musical Theatre or Acting for Stage & Screen.

    Program Dates Discipline Availability
    Session 1: Nov. 8 - Dec. 18 Musical Theatre
    Session 2: Jan. 10 - Feb. 19 Musical Theatre, Acting
    Session 3: Feb. 21 - April 2 Musical Theatre, Acting

    After School Schedule Overview +

    MEETING DAYS: Monday,Wednesday, Friday*
    START TIME: 4pm PST / 5pm MST / 6pm CST / 7pm EST

    Student Engagement Time
    4-7 hours live in class per week
    1.5-3 hours social time/activities per week
    1 hour performances during term

    *Schedules may alter dependent on National Holidays

  • After School Schedule by Program +


  • SUMMER (2 week)

    Keep your skills sharp at AMDA this summer with our exclusive two-week long, virtual high school summer conservatory session where you can train in disciplines such as Musical Theatre, Acting, Dance Theatre, Pop Star: Recording Artist.

    Program Dates Discipline Availability
    Session 1: June 27 - July 9 Musical Theatre, Acting, Dance Theatre, Pop Star
    Session 2: July 11 - July 23 Musical Theatre, Acting, Dance Theatre, Pop Star
    Session 3: July 25 - Aug. 6 Musical Theatre, Acting, Dance Theatre, Pop Star
    Session 4: Aug. 8 - Aug. 20 Musical Theatre, Acting, Dance Theatre, Pop Star
  • Summer Schedule Overview +

    MEETING DAYS: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
    START TIME: 9am PST / 10am MST / 11am CST / 12pm EST

    Student Engagement Time
    5.5 hours live in class per day
    3.5 hours independent study per day
    3 hours activities per week
    2 hours performances per week
    1 hour social time per week
  • Summer Schedule by Program +

  1. Our programs are open to all talented high school students who are currently completing grades 8-12 and 14-19 years old at time of enrollment. High School graduation date should be no earlier than 2021.
  2. Students should have reliable access to high-speed internet and a screen device (laptop/desktop, smart phone, and/or tablet) that can stream and record video for live online class meetings.
  3. A space to rehearse/record class assignments. This could be anywhere in your home where you can easily focus and safely perform
  4. This program can be completed from wherever you are in the world!

Please call 323-603-5932 or email HighSchool@amda.edu for more information.

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High School Virtual Conservatory
  1. SUBMIT YOUR HIGH School VIRTUAL CONSERVATORY APPLICATION +

    Complete the application by clicking Apply Now. If you have any questions prior to filling out the application, you are welcome to fill out the Request Information form. The Request Information form does not qualify as an Application and a student will only move forward to be reviewed once the Application is completed.
  2. SCHEDULE INTERVIEW +

    Once the application is complete, you will receive a link to select a date and time for your interview. The interview is meant to better get to know the student behind the application and takes 10-15 minutes to complete.
  3. GET ACCEPTED +

    Once the application and interview are reviewed, the student will be notified if they are accepted into the program. Parents will receive a phone call to discuss details, policies, and answer questions.

  4. SUBMIT DEPOSIT +

    If accepted, you will receive an email and phone call to review program details. Your deposit will be due at this time. If you, the Parent, have received this phone call and email, you can deposit here:

    Submit Deposit
  5. ACCESS STUDENT PORTAL +

    Once accepted, parents will receive a phone call to discuss details and an email will be sent out with the student portal access information. If you have not received that email after your call, feel free to contact us at HighSchool@amda.edu . If you have received that email, you may access your student portal here.

    Student Portal
  6. SUBMIT PLACEMENT VIDEO +

    Submit your placement video within two weeks of receiving your acceptance email to be considered for partial, merit-based scholarships.

    Placement Video
  7. SUBMIT ENROLLMENT FORMS +

    Submit all forms for your program, which can be accessed through the following link:

    Enrollment forms
  8. FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE +

    If interested in scholarships, discounts and grants, please submit a placement video, and complete this financial assistance form. Once decisions have been made, you will receive notice in your student portal.

    Financial Asistance form

  • Talent-Based Scholarships
  • Returning Student Grants
  • Partial Financial Assistance Grants
  • $150 Early Bird Discount through October 31
  • What are the dates for the program? +

    2020/2021 AFTER SCHOOL (6 weeks) 2021 SUMMER (2 weeks)
    Session 1: Nov. 8 - Dec. 18 Session 1: June 27-July 9
    Session 2: Jan. 10 - Feb. 19 Session 2: July 11-July 23
    Session 3: Feb. 21 - April 2 Session 3: July 25-Aug. 6
    Session 4: Aug. 8-Aug. 20
  • What are the costs for the program? +

    2020/2021 AFTER SCHOOL (6 weeks) 2020 SUMMER (2 weeks)
    $1,900 before financial assistance $2,300 before financial assistance
    $25 Application Fee(Currently waived!) $25 Application Fee(Currently waived!)
  • Once I have completed the enrollment process, what should I do next? +

    Your instructors will reach out to you as we get closer to the start date of the programs with further details. If you have any questions in the meantime, feel free to contact us at HighSchool@amda.edu.

  • What systems will I need to download for the program? +

    You will need to be given an AMDA email account (once you are accepted into the program and assigned to a class section). From there you will be guided on how to set up Google Classrooms. Your instructors will email you codes for your particular classes to sign into when you enter the site.

    Google Classroom
  • Do I need a computer for the program? +

    Technically, you can do many of your assignments and lectures through a mobile device; however, we cannot guarantee that the quality will be sufficient or that all aspects of the website and assignments will transfer to the mobile versions.

  • If limited on physical space in my home, are there any programs I am not able to do? +

    With our world-class faculty being as creative and talented as they are, they have been able to cater all of their curriculum to the online learning format, as to not limit the training of our students. In doing so, they are able to give their students a unique, intensive learning experience from the comforts of their homes.

  • If I am from a country with a significant time difference, will I still be able to attend? +

    Our class times are set to suit many countries. For more questions pertaining to time zones, feel free to contact us at (323) 603-5932 or email HighSchool@amda.edu.

  • If I have any issues with the internet, who should I contact? +

    If you are having internet issues we recommend contacting your internet provider. If your internet is working fine, but are still having connection issues we will have an IT Support member available to assist. Please contact our HS programs office for IT support information.

  • Will we be working with partners or are we only working on solo pieces? +

    At the faculties' discretion, there will be a multitude of options for learning and working together with other students, which may include scene or duet work, if deemed appropriate.

  • Will there be a final performance? +

    Yes. Final presentations are a culminating part of the program and will be catered to the respective classes and disciplines. More information will be provided from your instructor at the beginning of the program

  • Does the online program assist in getting into AMDA College? +

    During the program, you will be coached in the auditioning process by AMDA’s college faculty and be submitting a self-taped audition video to be considered for admission. This will give everyone an opportunity to be considered for admission and scholarships to AMDA College.

  • Do I receive credits for attending the High School Virtual Conservatory? +

    This is not an accredited program, so you will not receive college credit. You will receive a certificate upon completion of the program.

  • Do we receive grades/evaluations for the program? +

    High School Virtual Conservatory is an experiential program that provides students the opportunity to work with AMDA’s world class faculty and staff while getting a glimpse inside of a performing arts college/conservatory. Although there are not grades/evaluations, your instructors will be giving you personalized feedback throughout the entirety of the program.

  • What are the benefits of doing the virtual version of the High School Program? +

    Due to the structure of the program, students have unique access to their world class faculty through tailored lessons that allow for personalized instruction.

  • What are the main differences between the in-person and virtual programs? +

    • The students attending the in-person programs will have culturally immersive activities that they will be privy to, such as shows, excursions, etc.
    • Without the culturally immersive activities, virtual students are given more opportunities for networking and artistic growth, due to the unique interactions available, the focus of the program and access to individualized instruction.
    • In addition to tuition, the in-person program costs include entertainment and meal plans, with housing being optional.
  • HOW DO I SET UP MY STUDENT PORTAL? +

    1. Open your web browser (Edge, Firefox, Safari, or Chrome) and visit portal.amda.edu
    2. From the Login dropdown, click Student Portal Homepage, then click Create a New Account.
    3. Select the button for Student ID and enter your Student's ID. **Please do not use the social security number option, as it will not allow you to log into our system.**
    4. Fill out the security questions ("City or Town of Birth" and "Your Mother's Maiden Name"). Our system will use these questions to verify your identity if you need to reset your password!
    5. Click Next and verify the Student's email address by clicking "Yes". You will need to log into that email later to click the verification link AMDA sends you after creating your username and password. Contact helpdesk@amda.edu if you need to update the email that was used on your application.
    6. Enter a username and password of your own choosing, then click Submit. The verification link will then be sent to the email from the previous step. Click the link in the email to bring you back to AMDA's Login form. Contact helpdesk@amda.edu if you do not receive the email.
    7. Once your account is created and verified, log into your AMDA Student Portal with your new username and password

    *Instructions are available on how to locate your account information in your student portal.

  • HOW DO I LOCATE MY STUDENT PORTAL? +

    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 Virtual 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

    Student Portal

    AMDA Student Portal
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