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Recognized as one of America’s premier performing arts institutions, AMDA offers students the ability to earn a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree, Bachelor of Arts Degree, Associate of Occupational Studies Degree, or Conservatory Certificate with campuses in New York and Los Angeles. By providing a wide variety of academic programs along with distinct certificate and degree paths, AMDA delivers unparalleled flexibility for tailoring an academic experience that will help you succeed.

  1. Bachelor of Fine Arts Degrees +

    Designed to transform talented individuals into well-rounded artists, the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Degree Programs combine a comprehensive college education with rigorous conservatory-level artistic training. The BFA Programs are 8 semesters in length and can be completed in 4 years on the Traditional Track OR in as little as 2 years and 9 months on AMDA’s Accelerated Track. The following BFA Programs are offered at AMDA Los Angeles:

    1. Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting
    2. AOS to BFA: AOS Acting for Camera to BFA
    3. Bachelor of Fine Arts in Performing Arts: Acting
    4. Bachelor of Fine Arts in Performing Arts: Acting & Creative Content Development
    5. Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music Theatre
    6. Bachelor of Fine Arts in Performing Arts: Music Theatre
    7. Bachelor of Fine Arts in Performing Arts: Music Theatre & Creative Content Development
    8. Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Theatre
    9. Bachelor of Fine Arts in Performing Arts: Dance Theatre
    10. Bachelor of Fine Arts in Performing Arts: Dance Theatre & Creative Content Development
  2. Bachelor of Arts Degrees +

    The Bachelor of Arts (BA) Degree Programs are designed for students interested in pursuing a full range of academic study alongside their intensive exploration of theatre arts. The BA Program is 8 semesters in length and can be completed in 4 years on the Traditional Track OR in as little as 2 years and 9 months on AMDA’s Accelerated Track. The following BA Programs are offered:

    1. Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts, General
    2. Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts, Performance
  3. Associate of Occupational Studies Degrees +

    The Associate of Occupational Studies (AOS) Degree Programs offer performers the essential skills necessary to launch a career in the performing arts while attaining a post-secondary degree. The AOS Programs are 4 semesters in length and can be completed in 2 years on the Traditional Track OR in as little as 1 year and 4 months on AMDA’s Accelerated Track. The following AOS Degree Programs are offered at AMDA Los Angeles:

    1. Associate of Occupational Studies in Acting
    2. Associate of Occupational Studies in Acting for Camera
    3. Associate of Occupational Studies in Dance Theatre
    4. Associate of Occupational Studies in Musical Theatre
  4. Certificates +

    The Professional Conservatory Certificate Programs focus on intensive, practical instruction that provides a solid foundation for a successful career in the performing arts. The Certificate Programs are 4 semesters in length and can be completed in 2 years on the Traditional Track OR in as little as 1 year and 4 months on AMDA’s Accelerated Track. The following Conservatory Certificate Programs are offered at AMDA New York:

    1. Certificate in The Studio Conservatory (Acting for Stage, Film & TV)
    2. Certificate in The Acting for Camera Conservatory (Acting for Film, TV & Media)
    3. Certificate in The Integrated Conservatory (Musical Theatre, Acting & Dance)
    4. Certificate in The Dance Theatre Conservatory (Dance, Acting & Musical Theatre)

To find the program that best suits your education goals, select one or more options from the categories of Area of Study, Degree/Program, and Campus. You will be presented with the program options that match. Click on any program tile to learn more about the Admissions Requirements, Learning Outcomes, and Curriculum of that program.