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Acting

Acting is a calling, an aspiration to the extraordinary. It is the purest examination of human nature. Mastering the craft requires innate talent, but it also demands discipline, perception and a strong technical foundation. AMDA's acting programs are designed to provide artistic performance training for stage, film and television.

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Degree Program

Bachelor of Fine Arts - Acting

This program is designed to provide you with artistic training in acting for stage, film and television, along with the tools needed to prepare for a professional career as an actor. You'll begin performing in front of audiences from your first semester and continue to do so through your final semester.

Enroll as a BFA freshman at the Los Angeles campus and complete the entire program in LA. Want a Manhattan experience? BFA students have the option of spending one semester at the New York campus.

Program Description

Our intensive degree program is designed to give you everything you need to pursue your calling as a professional actor. With comprehensive artistic training in performance for stage, film and television, you'll master the craft.

At AMDA, we believe an actor must act. Our culture is built around Performance Immersion, and from day one, you'll find unrivaled performance opportunities both in and out of the classroom. Over the course of the program, you'll also enhance and refine your performance technique through an intensive curriculum that focuses on both foundational and advanced acting concepts. Through Critical Studies courses designed to be immediately relevant to the working actor, you'll gain a well-rounded education in the arts.

Finally, upper-level courses that focus on career preparation, networking, audition techniques and entrepreneurship will help you navigate the industry and apply all of this training as a working actor.

Conservatory Program

The Studio Program - Acting for Stage, Film, and Television

This program trains you for a career as a professional actor, helping you to achieve proficiency in acting for stage and screen.

In the first year, you'll focus on developing technique with a special emphasis on individual work. In the second year, you'll apply these acquired techniques as you develop performance and audition pieces.

Throughout this intensive program, you'll also learn how to navigate the industry and take charge of your own career.

Program Description

Our rigorous Studio Program is designed to give talented performers the opportunity for serious study in acting craft and technique – everything you need to play a great character on stage or screen.

At AMDA, we believe an actor must act. Our culture is built around Performance Immersion, and from day one, you will find unrivaled performance opportunities both in and out of the classroom. Over the course of your four semesters, you'll also enhance and refine your performance technique through an intensive curriculum that focuses on both foundational and advanced acting concepts. Finally, through courses in career preparation and audition techniques, you'll learn how to navigate the industry and leverage all of your training as a working actor.

When you finish the Studio Program, you also have the option of applying all of your credits toward the AMDA Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Acting.