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A Thriving Community of Artists. We believe actors should act, dancers should dance and singers should sing. Simply put, we believe performers need the opportunity to perform in order to master their craft. From full-scale mainstage productions to student-directed films, we give you countless opportunities to perform. You'll also find audiences in the classrooms, in the black box theatres and on every corner of campus. Begin performing on your very first day of class.

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Welcome Spring 2017 Class!

We're ready to help you get started and begin your studies with us. In this section, you will find useful information and resources to help you navigate the orientation process. To begin, click on the campus you will be attending to learn more about your specific orientation, including important documents, schedules and department contacts. We look forward to your arrival.

One of the unique benefits of AMDA is the opportunity to attend classes in the world’s two entertainment capitals. Begin your studies amidst the energy and culture of AMDA New York, then transfer to the glamour and sunshine of AMDA Los Angeles – or vice versa. Or complete all of your studies at a single campus. The choice is yours.

As an international student, there is specific information we must collect. We ask that you complete an Incoming International Information Form and submit it prior to your arrival. This will provide us with the some of the information required for your international student file.

International Form

There will also be an International Student Meeting during orientation, where additional information will be collected. You will need to bring your Passport with Visa (Note the Canadian Students are not required to have a Visa) and your I-94 Card (stapled inside your passport) to the International Student Meeting so we may make copies for your file.

During your stay at AMDA, International Student Advisors are available to assist you and answer any questions you may have. Each international student advisor is a P/DSO. P/DSOs (Primary/Designated School Official) are AMDA officials that have been certified by the Department of Homeland Security to advise international students.

As performing artists, maintaining high quality physical and mental health is critical for AMDA students who must meet rigorous academic and performance demands.

Health + Wellness