Combine the NY Studio Certificate Program with the LA BFA Acting Program to create a unique bi-coastal Degree track.
- 4 Semesters on the New York Campus and 4 Semesters on the Los Angeles Campus
- Accelerated Option Allows for Degree Completion in 2.5 years
- Access to a Variety of Workshop and Performance Opportunities (NY/LA)
- Access to AMDA’s Mainstage Production Opportunities (LA)
- Culminates in Original Showcase Productions in New York City and Los Angeles
Program Description +−
The Studio Certificate to BFA Program begins at AMDA’s NY Campus where a strong technical acting foundation is developed to connect mind and body with each individual’s own creative and imaginative resources. Learn the tools to physically and vocally portray rich, believable characters. Experience an introductory level of General Education courses designed to complement AMDA's performance training. This portion of the program culminates in an original showcase experience.
The BFA program’s final four semesters at the LA Campus provide heightened explorations of acting styles, periods, and genres appropriate for stage, film, and television performance. In addition to advanced scene study, analysis, and theory, there are a myriad of production opportunities for which students may audition. General Education courses provide for an even broader range of topics, continuing to deepen an actor’s understanding of the world while refining the ability to reason and communicate. Special attention is paid to the use of digital media for actors, providing access to visiting industry professionals and a final showcase performance.
Note: By completing the NY Certificate 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 NY Campus into the remaining four semesters at AMDA’s LA Campus to complete a BFA Degree..
Program Learning Outcomes +−
Students completing the Studio Certificate 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, television, 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 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.