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Summer Conservatory (Online) - Acting for Stage & Screen

An exploration into new texts and navigation through the world of acting through intensive study and performance under the direction of AMDA’s stellar faculty.

    • 2-week online program.
    • Pre-college experience in an online training environment.
    • Structured online social opportunities with like minded High School students.
    • Audition training and the opportunity to submit a self-tape audition for AMDA College and alternate AMDA High School Conservatory programs.
    • Virtual Performance opportunities throughout the program, culminating in a final presentation.
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Campus & Session Availability +

Session Dates
Session 1: June 22 - July 4, 2025
Session 2: July 6 - 18, 2025
Length: 2 Weeks
Days: Monday - Friday
Start Time: 9am PST/10am MST/11am CST/12pm EST
Schedule Overview
5.5 hours live in class per day
3.5 hours of independent study per day
3-4 hours of social time/activities per week*
1 hour 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 Online 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 from both our NY & LA campuses. 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 submit a self-tape audition for AMDA College and alternative AMDA High School Conservatory Programs as well as a final virtual 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 +