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The roar of an audience, the call of the stage, your name in lights – the rich tradition of musical theatre has always provided a powerful draw for multi-talented performers. If you have the talent and ambition, AMDA can give you the skills to realize your dreams.

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BFA Program

This comprehensive program offers an essential blend of music, acting and dance training for the aspiring Music Theatre artist. This immersive performance-based degree program provides the tools necessary for a career in contemporary musical theatre performance blended with a dynamic range of academic studies resulting in a well-rounded and vibrant theatre arts education. Fundamental curriculum includes individual voice instruction, piano, and sight-singing to help establish a strong musical foundation. AMDA's clearly defined approach to vocal performance emphasizes a genuine union of music to lyrics, allowing students to explore a variety of genres that include Classical, Contemporary, Jazz, Blues, Pop, etc. Acting techniques, scene study, acting for the camera, music for the individual artist and voice production and speech courses provide essential skills necessary for creating transcendent performances on stage, screen and in the recording studio. AMDA's BFA Music Theatre program provides access to numerous production and performance opportunities throughout the eight terms of study. With an eye towards the current competitive demands of the industry, courses in career preparation, networking, audition techniques, and entrepreneurship help prepare for the exciting transition into the professional performing arts industry. The final term includes an original showcase opportunity that provides a unique production experience built upon the strengths of each performer.

AOS Program

AMDA's Associate of Occupational Studies (AOS) in Musical Theatre offers interdisciplinary arts training for the emerging musical theatre performer. With a balanced emphasis on music, acting, and dance, this curriculum integrates course work, including musical theatre styles, vocal techniques, scene study, and dance styles such as ballet, tap, and jazz. The program nurtures professional rehearsal and performance principles requiring commitment, teamwork, and collaboration within diverse creative processes. Audition technique and career preparation courses help prepare students to pursue work in the uniquely demanding and fulfilling performing arts industry. The AOS program is enriched with various performance opportunities offered throughout the four terms of study. AOS Musical Theatre students, as part of their program completion and career launch strategy, will also perform in a special culminating showcase.

Certificate Program

The Integrated Program provides comprehensive training in acting, dance, and vocal performance. This intensive four-term program develops skilled performing artists for work within musical theatre performance. Students are immersed in multi-arts training from the very start of their program. A specified fixed curriculum helps develop strong foundations in a variety of musical styles, dance genres, and acting techniques. Training begins with an emphasis on each individual artist's development while subsequent courses provide opportunities to explore duets, trios and working in ensembles. Throughout the program, individual voice training helps support the breadth of courses provided each term. In the final term, coursework is focused on industry and career preparation, including an original showcase production experience. Each showcase is crafted based on the unique and individual cast members assigned as a company.

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