Combine the AOS Acting for Camera Program with the BFA Acting Program to create a unique Degree track.
- Offered on the Los Angeles Campus
- Accelerated Option Allows for Degree Completion in 2.5 years
- Access to a Variety of Workshop and Performance Opportunities (AOS)
- Access to AMDA’s Mainstage Production Opportunities (BFA)
- Culminates in an Original Film Production (AOS) and Original Showcase Production (BFA)
Program Description +−
The AOS Acting for Camera to BFA Degree Program is specifically designed for performers interested in careers in acting for film, television, and new media. Students also develop skill sets for creating original content within current and emerging platforms. A broad range of historical contexts are studied to enhance one’s understanding of contemporary film and new media industries. Training leads to a variety of practical application of skills and culminating opportunities for performance including: the creation of a sample performance reel, a mock panel audition assessment, a short film project, and a multimedia production. AMDA’s Acting for Camera Program prepares students for the competitive demands of professional film, television, and digital performance industries.
Note: By completing the AOS program, students earn 60 credits towards the 120 credits needed to fulfill the Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree. Students on this track will seamlessly transition from the AOS program into the remaining four semesters to complete a BFA degree.
Program Learning Outcomes +−
Students completing the AOS Acting for Camera to BFA program should be able to:
- Create convincing, compelling characters performed with vocal, physical, and emotional specificity.
- Demonstrate the use of objectives, obstacles, actions, subtext and text.
- Speak in a supported manner, free of tension and appropriate to the demands of theatre, TV, and film.
- Stand and move utilizing an aligned spine, free of unintended physical tension and mannerisms.
- Apply historical insight and critical analysis to the performance of texts from a variety of periods, styles and
- Demonstrate ability to positively and effectively apply acting adjustments as directed.
- Apply standard entertainment industry business practices regarding preparation, communication and professionalism.
- Engage in a collaborative production process.