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Music Theatre

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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Degree Program

Bachelor of Fine Arts - Music Theatre

This program integrates artistic training in acting, musicianship and dance, providing you with a comprehensive education designed to support a professional stage career. The program offers ample performance opportunities, from your first semester through graduation.

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 integrates comprehensive artistic training in acting, musicianship and dance, providing you with a well-rounded education and foundation in theatre craft and history.

At AMDA, we believe a stage performer must perform. 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 the program, you'll also enhance and refine your performance technique through an intensive curriculum that focuses on both foundational and advanced concepts in acting, musicianship and dance, including Critical Studies courses designed specifically for the performing artist.

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

Conservatory Program

The Integrated Program - Acting, Dance, and Music Theatre

This program trains you for a performing career on stage and screen, helping you to achieve proficiency in acting and musical theatre.

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 Integrated Program is designed for performers who want to become a triple threat by receiving comprehensive training in acting, musicianship and dance.

At AMDA, we believe a performer must perform. Our culture is built around Performance Immersion, and from day one, you'll find unrivaled performance opportunities in the three core areas of acting, musical theatre and dance, both in and out of the classroom, plus individual voice lessons and musicianship. 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 concepts in acting, musical theatre and dance. Finally, through courses in career preparation and audition techniques, you'll learn how to navigate the industry and leverage all of this training for a successful career on stage and screen.

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