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Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting (Online)

    Undergraduate Degree in Acting for Stage, Film, and Television.

    • Now Accepting Applications for Fall 2024
    • Offered Fully Online, with Option to Transfer to In-Person BFA in Acting Program in Los Angeles
    • Accelerated Option Allows for Degree Completion in 2.5 years
    • Asynchronous Delivery Offers Flexibility for Those in International Time Zones
    • Culminates in a Digital Capstone Portfolio of Outstanding Work
    • For AMDA Certificate/AOS graduates interested in the BFA Online programs, visit our Acting and Music Theatre program pages for our alumni.
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Program Description +

The Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Acting (Online) program offers a wide range of performance training for stage, film and television delivered through a digital environment. The intense eight-semester curriculum combines immersive, performance-based acting training with well-rounded and engaging academic studies. Students in the online program have many opportunities for digital performance experiences, both inside and outside of the digital classroom. With an eye toward meeting the demands of today’s entertainment industry, the upper semester curriculum includes in-depth career preparation, industry networking skills, audition techniques, original content creation and digital production courses to prepare graduates for an exciting transition into the professional performing arts industry.

Program Learning Outcomes +

Students completing the BFA Acting 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, television and film.
    • Stand and move with 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 genres.
    • 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.
    • Demonstrate digital literacy skills that are aligned with the needs of contemporary performing artists.

Curriculum +

We believe the best BFA acting programs offer students a well-rounded education, that’s why our curriculum was designed to immerse students in the art form. See the course details below:


Program eligibility for AMDA’s Online Programs may be subject to change. See AMDA’s Online Programs and State Authorization page for more information on current eligibility.

Students enrolled in the Online BFA programs are responsible for securing all technology required for their program. Students who require financial assistance to secure their technology package should contact Financial Aid.

Admission Requirements +

Please note that applying to AMDA is a multi-step process. Be sure to follow ALL 6 steps below to ensure the submission of a successful application.

  1. Submit Your Application +

    To apply, you must be at least 16 years old and/or in the final two years of high school/secondary education*.

    AMDA also accepts applications from CommonApp. If you have already applied through one of our partners, you do not need to apply again through our website.

    * If you are not yet 16, we would encourage you to consider attending the AMDA High School Conservatory.

  2. Complete Your AMDA Audition +

    Admission and scholarship consideration to AMDA require an audition. For online programs, you must audition virtually or through a video submission. Scheduling your audition will prompt a phone call with one of our enrollment specialists to help you prepare for a successful audition.

    IMPORTANT NOTE: To better prepare for your AMDA audition, we strongly encourage ALL applicants to review the Audition Instructions page prior to scheduling an audition or submitting a video submission.
  3. Phone interview with Admissions +

    This interview is an opportunity for us to get to know you, your educational background, and your interest in attending AMDA. We will be calling you, but if you would like to schedule an appointment for this interview, please email with the best day, time, and phone number to reach you.


    Towards the bottom of the application, space is provided for you to write a personal essay (500 words minimum) on the following topic: "Describe a challenging experience in your life and what you learned from it." Remember, this is an important part of your application, so answer thoughtfully!

    If you submitted your application but still need to submit your essay, click the button below.

  5. Submit One Letter of Recommendation +

    Please request and submit one letter of recommendation from teachers, school leaders, guidance counselors, coaches, or anyone familiar with your background and potential. Your recommendation letter must be written in English and signed and dated. To help with this process, please feel free to use AMDA's recommendation form by clicking the link below. Recommendation letters/forms may be submitted via email to or by mailing to the address on the form.

  6. Submit Your Academic Records (Transcripts) +

    Send an official transcript from your high school and (if applicable) college. Official transcripts from every educational institution that you listed in your application must be forwarded to AMDA. Please select one of the following options for submitting your official transcripts:
    1. If your high school or college uses the free service Parchment, please click below.

    2. If your high school or college does not use Parchment, please send the transcript request form to your guidance counselor/transcript office and request that they send your transcript(s) to AMDA using the address on the form.

    Important Note: The minimum grade point average (GPA) required for AMDA's programs is 2.0 out of 4.0 or its equivalent in other grading systems.

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