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Summer Conservatory (On-Campus) - Acting for Stage & Screen

Acting for Stage & Screen

    • 2-week boarding program
    • Pre-college experience in a conservatory training environment
    • Structured social opportunities with like minded High School students
    • 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
Los Angeles
Session Dates
Session 1 : Jul 2, 2023 - Jul 15, 2023
Session 2 : Jul 16, 2023 - Jul 29, 2023
Session 3 : Jul 30, 2023 - Aug 12, 2023
Length: 2 Weeks
Days: Sunday - Saturday
(14 Consecutive days)
Schedule Overview
9 hours live in class per day
3 hours meal time per day
1-3 hours of social time/activities per day*
1-3 hours of presentations during term**

* Dependent on campus, activity, and schedule.
** Dependent on final performance length and participation in other performance opportunities.

Program Description +

The AMDA High School Summer Conservatory (On-Campus) - Acting for Stage & Screen program offers an 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. Students will gain an insider’s perspective on 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 +