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To be the best, you need to train with the best. Recognized as one of America's premier institutions for the performing arts, AMDA is the only performing arts college to offer Bachelor of Fine Arts and Conservatory Programs with campuses in both New York and Los Angeles. Additionally, by providing a wide variety of academic programs along with seven distinct certificate and degree paths, AMDA delivers unparalleled flexibility for tailoring an academic experience that will help you succeed.


Train in performance for stage, film and television.
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Music Theatre

Build your foundation in acting, music and dance.
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Dance Theatre

Study a variety of dance styles and disciplines.
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Performing Arts

Explore a variety of performance areas.
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A college and a conservatory all in one

Whether you choose a Conservatory or BFA Program, you'll receive intensive, hands-on instruction from the best and brightest professionals in the industry. Emphasizing creative maturity, stylistic depth and professional excellence, every program the school offers is designed to help you reach your full artistic potential through a deep-rooted foundation in the performing arts.

Bachelor of Fine Arts – Degree Programs

Designed to transform talented individuals into well-rounded artists, the Bachelor of Fine Arts Programs combine a comprehensive college education with rigorous conservatory-level artistic training. BFA Degree Programs are offered through AMDA Los Angeles; however, you may choose to spend one term at AMDA New York.

Conservatory Performing Arts – Certificate Programs

The Conservatory Performing Arts Programs focus on intensive, practical instruction that provides a solid foundation for a successful career in the performing arts. All Conservatory Programs are offered through AMDA New York and AMDA Los Angeles.

Additional Options

For students considering non-traditional paths toward earning their Conservatory certificate or BFA degree, AMDA offers dual campus enrollment and BFA transfer credit options from other institutions.

Dual Campus Enrollment

AMDA's BFA and Conservatory programs offer students the opportunity to study in New York and Los Angeles during their enrollment. Additional details can be found on the BFA Brochure or from the Admissions Office.

BFA Transfer Credit

For students who began their education at other institutions, AMDA offers the opportunity to transfer credits into any BFA Degree Program. Students may submit up to 30 General Education credits for consideration.