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After School Conservatory (On-Campus) - Acting for Stage & Screen

Acting for Stage & Screen

    • 10-week after school program.
    • Pre-college experience in a conservatory training environment.
    • Structured social opportunities with like minded High School students.
    • Friday Night Out! - After spending the first 2 hours with in-class learning, the rest of the night is spent enjoying a meal with their classmates and attending a cultural activity!
    • Audition training and the opportunity to audition for AMDA College and alternate AMDA High School Conservatory programs.
    • Performance opportunities throughout the program, culminating in a final presentation.
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Campus & Session Availability +

New York
Session Dates
Fall : Oct 9, 2022 - Dec 16, 2022
Winter : Jan 8, 2023 - Mar 17, 2023
Spring : Apr 16, 2023 - Jun 23, 2023
Fall : Oct 8, 2023 - Dec 15, 2023
Length: 10 Weeks
Days: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Start Time: 4pm EST
Schedule Overview
5-8 hours live in class per week*
2-4 hours of social time/activities per week*
1-3 hours of presentations during term**

* Schedule may alter dependent on National Holidays

      Spring Session Holidays:
      • Friday, April 15

      Fall Session Holidays:
      • TBD

** Dependent on activity, and schedule

Program Description +

The AMDA After School Conservatory (On-Campus) Acting for Stage & Screen program offers exploration into new texts and current playwrights under the direction of AMDA’s stellar faculty or working artists. This program also provides navigation through the world of on-camera acting through intensive study and performance. Student’s will gain an insider’s perspective to the film and television industries by working on-camera with some of the finest actors and directors in the business. By the end of the session, students will have an in-camera scene for their actor’s reel that highlights their very best. In addition to this, the session ends with an opportunity to audition for AMDA College and alternative AMDA High School Conservatory Programs as well as a final presentation for family and friends.

Learning Outcomes +

    • Create convincing, compelling characters performed with vocal, physical, and emotional specificity.
    • Speak in a supported manner, free of tension and appropriate to the demands of theatre, television, and film.
    • Demonstrate ability to positively and effectively apply acting adjustments as directed.
    • Apply standard entertainment industry business practices regarding preparation, communication, and professionalism.
    • Demonstrate the ability to audition with the appropriate professionalism and requirements expected in a college performing arts environment.
    • Engage in a collaborative production process.

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Eligibility and Admission Requirements +